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All Investing has impact. Here we share how and why.

Environmental Pillar

Sharks In Peril: Changing Climate – Part 1

Sharks, often portrayed as fearsome predators in popular culture, are vital components of marine ecosystems and the most vulnerable. In fact, over one-third of shark species are considered threatened with extinction, mainly due to overfishing. Despite their pointy teeth and size, their significance extends beyond mere apex predators. The environmental impact of sharks is profound, playing a

May 8, 2024
Environmental Pillar

Earth Week Chronicles: Investor Engagement During Earth Week

Earth Day serves as a yearly reminder of our impact on the environment and the pressing need to invest in a sustainable future. Amidst a changing climate (literally and figuratively), we as a people must deepen our understanding of our role in addressing these challenges urgently. 2023’s Earth Week: “Investing in Our Planet” was designed

April 26, 2024
Environmental Pillar

Earth Week Chronicles: Driving Sustainability in Business Practices

By exploring how companies celebrate Earth Day, businesses can promote climate action and integrate sustainability, draw in varied talent, and foster a culture of environmental awareness. Discover how companies like Disney, Starbucks, and Apple are highlighting the transformative impact of Earth Day in promoting positive change.  Disney “We built the Disney Conservation Fund to save

April 24, 2024
Environmental Pillar

Earth Week Chronicles: Nurturing Nature, Sustaining Life 

A Journey Through Decades of Environmental Consciousness Earth Day was founded in 1970, as an educational initiative. Developed by Senator Gaylord Nelson, it started as a “national teach-in on the environment” held on April 22 to engage students and raise awareness about pollution and environmental issues nationally. Since then, it has grown to the point that

April 22, 2024
Technology

AI’s Environmental Impact: Balancing Innovation with Sustainability

Artificial Intelligence (AI) fuels innovation and has transformed industries, from healthcare to finance and fashion, and everything in between However, as AI expands as a tool with more use cases and applications, the environmental impact of this revolutionary technology is simultaneously driving increasing concerns.  AI has the potential to truly usher in a new age

March 26, 2024
Environmental Pillar

Environmental Impact of St. Patrick’s Day

Green Celebrations: Navigating the Environmental Impact of St. Patrick’s Day As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, cities around the world prepare for a sea of green, lively parades, and joyous celebrations in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. While the day is synonymous with leprechauns, beer, and all things green, festivities aren’t necessarily lucky for

March 14, 2024
ESG & Consumers

Environmental Impact of Valentine’s Day

The Green Dilemma: Unwrapping the Environmental Impact of Valentine’s Day Originating in Ancient Greece, the tradition of celebrating February 14 was a day dedicated to Cupid, AKA the god of love, where people brought offerings to honor him. This sentiment carried through to the Christan celebration of St. Valentine, and from there, Valentine’s Day was

February 12, 2024
ESG & Consumers

Environmental Impact of the Super Bowl

The Eco-Playbook: Unveiling the Environmental Impact of the Super Bowl and NFL Stadiums The Super Bowl is HERE. Whether you’re a Niners die hard, Kansas City (or Swiftie) devotee, Seahawks lover, Bills aficionado, an Eagles fanatic (like me), or a fan of one of the other teams, it’s one of the most-watched sporting events globally,

February 9, 2024
Investment Management

ESG Issues from a Capital Provider Perspective 

BY: Robert Yates & Barry Greenblatt In this paper, we present the case that thoughtful ESG Risk Assessment Policies and Procedures are a critical component of underwriting and investment decisions. With proper execution these Policies and Procedures will lead to higher and more stable results for capital providers. This is the first of a three-part

February 6, 2024
Environmental Pillar

Revolutionizing Nature with NACs

In an effort to combat climate change and foster a sustainable economy, the NYSE and Intrinsic Exchange Group(IEG), with the support of the SEC, are at the forefront of introducing Natural Asset Companies (NACs) – a groundbreaking category of listed firms concentrating on nature and its ecosystem in delivering services. NACs are intended to assign value to the

January 29, 2024
ESG & Consumers

Exploring the Expanding World of NFTs: Art, Music, Gaming, and Beyond 

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all around us. From art and music to gaming and movies, these digital assets are selling for millions of dollars. They are digital assets with distinct data recorded in smart contracts – a piece of code designed to carry out a set of instructions. Unlike banknotes, which can be exchanged for another, smart contracts

December 18, 2023
ESG Data & Reporting

Moving ESG from a Metric to a Factor

BY: Conor Platt & Robert Yates ESG investing revolves around companies working to improve performance with respect to some set of environmental and/or social factors. Things like greenhouse gas emissions, water preservation, diversity, and labor relations incidents can all be tracked, and a company’s respective performance in those areas feeds into investment decisions for concerned

December 15, 2023

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