New Socially and Environmentally Responsible Fracking Standards The first independent social and environmental standards for shale oil and gas fracking operations have been published and the developers are looking for public feedback. Equitable Origin is a non-partisan organization. Founded in 2009, Equitable Origin is currently the only independent standards and certification program exclusively focused on fossil fuels. The organization’s mission is “to 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.
How to Become a Better Investor The key is to separate your emotions from your investment decisions. Becoming a better investor is about taming your emotions, not about fancy math or being able to predict the future. Here are five techniques to help you improve your investment behavior—and have more peace of mind. Less activity is better. In many areas of Read more » Read More