Fossil Fuels: Divest AND Engage! The Unitarian Universalist Association, a faith-based community of more than 1000 congregations, has joined a growing list of institutions choosing to both divest AND engage. The Association recently passed a resolution that requires their $137 million endowment fund to cease purchasing securities in the Carbon Tracker 200—those companies with the largest proven carbon reserves—and 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.
Impact Investing Entering Mainstream Financial Planning “Advisers who don’t believe Impact Investing will play a meaningful role in their own client strategies aren’t seeing the writing on the wall,” according to William Burkhart in a recent article in InvestmentNews. In fact, some of the largest asset management companies around the world appear to agree. And the new awareness of investing Read more » Read More