Author: First Affirmative

Dawn of a New Era: ESG Integration Into Wealth Management

ESG challenges and opportunities are poised to shape the future of the global wealth management industry. Boston, February 16, 2021 – The global wealth management industry, overall, experienced a good year in 2020, and sustainable investing took a giant leap forward. Many consumer surveys in the market report that individual investors are interested in investing for […]

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Advocacy and Impact January 2021

2020: Taking Stock of Shareholder Engagement during Disruption Last year garnered its own unfortunate but well-earned twitter hashtag: #2020worst. It brought us the onset of COVID-19, growing inequality as the stock market reached new highs and employment levels plummeted, rise of Black Lives Matters, ongoing political strife, a record year of natural disasters made worse […]

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Market Commentary January 2021

Stay the Course Overview: As volatility reigned amid COVID-19, fiscal and monetary stimulus, political wrangling, and social unrest, the S&P 500 advanced 18.4% in 2020, following a 31.5% gain in  US stocks continued to outperform non-US, growth continued to outperformed value, large capitalization continued to outperform small, and technology continued to dominate in 2020. These […]

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First Affirmative Financial Network Completes Spin-Off To Employee-Owned, Certified B Corp As Values-Based Investing Skyrockets

Pioneer in SRI and ESG Investing Now Activated for Impact and Growth COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, September 18, 2020 — First Affirmative Financial Network LLC, a pioneer in sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing with approximately $1 billion under management and advisement, announced today it will return to independence as an employee-owned Certified B Corp and […]

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