Big Oil’s Heartbreaking Effect on Tuna When you think about luxury seafood, tuna doesn’t typically make the list, does it? But soon enough, the finfish could be a rare treat. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill appears to have had lasting and significant effects on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. After the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon 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.
A Celebration of Women and All We Do! March 8, 2014 was International Woman’s Day. That was a great day to reflect on the social, political and economic achievements of women, and the positive impacts women have on our families, communities, and the organizations with which we are involved. From an investment perspective, let’s also take a moment to celebrate the fact that the Read more » Read More
Fracking is Losing the PR BattleIt's hard out there for a hydraulic fracturing company. Tuesday's state and local elections dealt yet another blow to fracking after a series of defeats the industry has suffered on the public relations battleground. Read More