Posts By: aappel

A Climate of Big Questions

So much financial advice is predicated on caring for your future self. Your present self must resist temptations today to protect tomorrow. But it’s hard. Granted, some of us are naturally wired for saving and… Read more »

Contribute Your Talents to Climate Solutions

Everyone and every organization can contribute something to the fight against climate change. That’s the message from Salesforce’s VP of Sustainability, Patrick Flynn. With a solid foundation in corporate philanthropy, Salesforce has recently supercharged its… Read more »

Disruption on the Board

As we reported back in April, climate would be a significant theme in this year’s proxy season. Since then, Exxon now has three new board members nominated by activist hedge fund, Engine No.1 (initially, two… Read more »

Cautious Optimism: Orders Aren’t Outcomes

The month of May brought us another climate-related executive order, stating it is the administration’s policy “to advance consistent, clear, intelligible, comparable, and accurate disclosure of climate-related financial risk…including both physical and transition risks.”[1] This… Read more »

After the Earth Summit: Now What?

At the Earth Day summit, President Biden announced that, by 2030, the U.S. will cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels and will double climate-related financial aid to developing countries by… Read more »

ESG Engagement – What Does it Mean?

Our March RIA Channel ESG Practice Playbook catalyzed several audience questions related to ESG engagement and divestment. Below are a couple of (slightly edited) questions we received: How can investors influence companies to be even… Read more »