Toward an Innovative CEO Compensation Package There are four functions of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. The first three are self-explanatory, but leading involves motivating others. Motivation is the subject of this blog and many other articles. Specifically, I want to explore whether the techniques utilized to motivate base-level employees and managers are effective for Chief Executive Officers (CEO's) of Read more » Read More
Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing
First Affirmative offers asset management and consulting services to individual and institutional investors seeking to align investment decision-making with personal values and/or institutional missions.
Call it socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, green investing, or impact investing, we specialize in helping clients make money and at the same time, make a difference with their money. Working through a nationwide network of investment professionals, we help clients invest in companies that contribute to a clean, healthy environment, treat people fairly, embrace equal opportunity, produce safe and useful products, and support efforts to promote a more peaceful world.
We believe that as investors we must take responsibility for the impact our money has in the world. We create and manage investment portfolios tailored to meet the unique needs of socially conscious investors. We seek competitive returns while enhancing the common good.
We begin with a cornerstone principle of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm." Avoiding companies that make products or support markets that are violent, dangerous, or unhealthy, seems to us to be an obvious choice.
We believe investments that improve the human condition around the world can create a virtuous cycle of inter-related benefits. We believe that by investing in the most responsible corporate citizens, we can deliver better investment performance for our clients and create a more vibrant, healthy world.
At First Affirmative, we work to make life better for everyone. We envision a future where every child is safe, healthy, and free.
持続可能性: Sustainability, the Japanese Way Discussing environmental, social and governance issues with companies can be a challenge even when you share a common language and culture. How does one navigate this complex conversation when these commonalities are absent? Lauren Compere, Director of Shareholder Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management, recently returned from her third trip to Japan. She represented First Read more » Read More