Climate Change Investing – Forbes

Evidence of climate change has been growing for decades, but as physical risks manifest with more frequency and potency, the markets are fast waking up to a vastly different future. Climate change will affect all regions, sectors, and industries, albeit to varying degrees and in diverse ways. “Yet, it is still not widely considered to…

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Building a Values-Based Portfolio – Barron’s

Over the last several years, ESG data has become increasingly rich and sophisticated. However, the “S” has presented more challenges in terms of data as “social principles have gotten far less representation in portfolios than environmental and governance issues.” This is because the “S” covers such a wide range of topics and because broader sustainability…

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Catalyzing a New Era of Climate Action

Despite an increasingly polarized political landscape, one area where there is bipartisan support for governmental intervention is climate change. A Pew Research survey in June of this year found that “a majority of U.S. adults want the government to play a larger role in addressing climate change”, with around two-thirds saying that “the federal government…

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Meditation and the Currency of Attention

There’s an old story about a Zen master who goes to a town. All the villagers run out to meet him because they want to become enlightened. The Zen master says, “If you can focus your complete and undivided attention for 24 hours, you will find enlightenment.” You can probably guess how many people were…

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Why ESG is at a Turning Point – Barron’s

It’s time for advisors to “get off the sidelines” when it comes to ESG investing. The world has changed.  New data sets are needed to understand how investments may perform over the long-term. While myths persist with respect to performance, ESG is not the socially responsible investing of years ago. In this Barron’s piece, Jeff…

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PG&E: A Case for Active vs. Passive ESG Investing

The story surrounding California Public Utility Pacific Gas and Electric (NYSE: PCG) is a case study of the nuanced implications of different sustainable investing strategies.  PG&E filed for bankruptcy after estimating a $30 billion liability from two years of wildfires, becoming one of the largest utility bankruptcies in history, and one of the first to…

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Jeff Gitterman wins RIA “Thought Leader of the Year” at the Wealth Management.com Awards

We are very proud to announce that Gitterman Wealth Management co-founding partner Jeff Gitterman has been named RIA “Thought Leader of the Year” at the 2018 WealthManagement.com awards.  The award was given on Thursday, September 13th, at a black tie gala event at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC.  Now in its fourth year, WealthManagement.com hosts the…

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Gitterman Wealth Management Hosts the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations

On Tuesday, September 11th, Gitterman Wealth Management hosted the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations.  The first conference of its kind for financial advisors at the UN brought together over 500 financial professionals to discuss the business case for Sustainable, Impact, and ESG Investing, and its relevance to the United Nations Sustainable Development…

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