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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 »

Three Reasons to Outsource Your ESG Solutions

Advisors may believe that their clients prefer that they manage investments in-house, but recent research from Adhesion Wealth states that only 17% of clients feel this way.  In fact, more than half of the clients… Read more »

The Role of Advisors in the Great Climate Repricing

During our most recent RIA Channel ESG Playbook, David Callaway agreed with Jeff Gitterman that financial assets face repricing as climate change becomes better understood by the markets. The asset management industry is already adapting… 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 »

Protecting Our Natural Resources

This Earth Day we’re encouraged by the proliferating commitments from financial services firms, regulators, policy makers, and corporations, in support of protecting and valuing the climate and natural ecosystems. Although there is much to be done, including… Read more »

The Economics of A Changing Climate

New York University School of Law recently conducted an expert survey on the economics of climate change.  Out of 738 PhD-level economists responding, 74% agreed that “immediate and drastic action is necessary.”  Respondents estimated that “economic damages… Read more »