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Fiduciary Duty and Socially Conscious Investing – Guidance for Investment Managers and the new DOL Fiduciary Rule By Greg Jackson The updated guidance issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in October 2015 acknowledged that fiduciaries can proactively apply Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) factor analysis when making investment decisions, and that those factors may have a "direct relationship to the economic and financial value of an investment." What is a fiduciary? Under Read more » Read More
Why Water Is Becoming Everyone's Business For years the U.S. has enjoyed an abundance of water for households, business, and agriculture. However, within the last decade, the western U.S. has begun to experience its share of water stress and droughts showing the need for more awareness and for the need to implement solutions focused on mitigation and adaptation. Peter Culp, an Read more » Read More