Topic: Environmental Pillar

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

Research

Navigating EPA Rules and Alternative Energies for Car Emissions

In an era defined by environmental consciousness, the impact of vehicle emissions on our planet cannot be understated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a pivotal role in regulating car emissions, striving to balance the need for personal transportation with the urgency of reducing our carbon footprint. So, buckle up as we delve into the

September 28, 2023
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EPA Rules – Plastics Emissions

Striking the Balance: EPA’s Plastic Recycling Emissions Regulations and the Quest for Sustainability The EPA’s Role in Limiting Emissions Amidst the recent political chaos in the U.S., regulators have played hot potato with restrictions around greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental rules. While jumping from the Clean Power Plan to the Affordable Clean Energy

September 18, 2023
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The Nuclear Option

Almost all energy on Planet Earth is ultimately nuclear. The sun is a giant fusion reactor, and fossil fuels release solar energy stored in the carbon of massive old growth forests from millions of years ago. Wind energy is driven by temperature changes spurred by energy from our sun, and solar energy is, of course,

August 11, 2023
Podcast

Episode 108: The Nuclear Option

Exploring the pros and cons of nuclear energy with Nate and Yates.

August 10, 2023
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1, 2, 3…4! What are Scope 4 Emissions?

We know that people who smoke cigarettes can greatly improve their health—now and into the future—by cutting back or quitting altogether. And, when people make a pledge to stop smoking it’s easy to track their progress by counting how many cigarettes they smoke per day, over time. Of course, while cutting back is great, it

August 9, 2023
Sustainability and the Agriculture Industry
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Sustainability and the Agriculture Industry – A Lot to Chew On

If you’re a human who eats but you don’t raise your own crops and livestock, you are affected by the agriculture industry’s self-inflicted sustainability problem. We explain. Agriculture is arguably the most important business activity in the world. Roughly 12,000 years ago humans switched from being hunter/gatherers to living in agrarian societies with reliable food supplies. That

July 29, 2023
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Podcast

Episode 107: The Perpetual Problem of Plastics

Acknowledging both the positive and negative impacts of plastic on humanity, Nate and Yates delve into the many aspects of the affects of plastics on ESG and our world.

July 13, 2023
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The Perpetual Problem of Plastic Particle Permanence

Among the environmental aspects of ESG consideration, corporations’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions tend to get the most attention from investors. However, plastic waste disposal and recycling is arguably a more significant, and more immediate, concern.  “Plastics“ specifically refers to a wide range of materials, generally derived from crude oil, which share certain

July 10, 2023
Podcast

Episode 106: The Unlikely Intersection of Sustainability and Dividends

All investors are searching for yield, and mitigate risk with the dividend shield. But dividends that have a payment history often come from companies that aren’t quite green. We start from a place of carbon pricing, with a solution for both green and income investors alike.

June 27, 2023
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The Unexpected Intersection of Sustainability and Dividends 

Sustainable investing and long-term investing share significant overlap. Investors use both approaches to seek specific positive change over broad periods of time. Without financial returns, sustainable investing is futile, and blue-chip, dividend paying stocks are a critical component of many successful long-term investment strategies. These established companies tend to be more carbon-intensive for a number

June 23, 2023
Podcast

Episode 105: The EPA Power Plant Rule

The EPA recently put out a new rule to limit power plant emissions from fossil fuels. The reduction will be nearly 90 percent, but will the return be worth the expense?

June 6, 2023
An Objective Look at the EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Rule
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An Objective Look at the EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Rule

Big problems require big solutions, and addressing the amount of carbon in our atmosphere is no exception. It is truly global in scale, with both significant investments and substantial economic impact an expectation whether we choose to work toward a solution or sit idle and see what happens.   We obviously don’t yet have a solution

May 26, 2023

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