Category: First Affirmative News

Leadership & Community Investments as Crucial ESG Components — Part 2

Listen to the Deep Impact Investing Podcast here In October 2021, Kimberly Griego-Kiel took part in the ESG For Impact! Conference in Colorado Springs. Now back with part two of her ESG for Impact! miniseries, Kim welcomes George Gay, the CEO of First Affirmative Financial Network, and Ebony Perkins, Self-Help Credit Union’s Vice President and […]

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Podcast: George Gay and Gary Heldt

George Gay, CEO of First Affirmative Financial Network, was recently interviewed by Gary Heldt on the Grow Your Business and Grow Your Wealth podcast. The podcast features some of the brightest and successful minds in the business today to discuss tactics for growing your business. During the conversation Gary and George discussed ESG investing (environmental, social, […]

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Video: Elevate Your Practice – Customized ESG Portfolios and Impact Reporting

First Affirmative Financial Network has partnered with YourStake.org to create a strong force in the ESG/SRI arena with portfolio construction and reporting platforms that can elevate the conversation and assist in creating investments for a better future. On April 20th, Theresa Gusman (Chief Investment Officer at First Affirmative), Patrick Reed (CEO at YourStake) and Gabe […]

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Women to control $30 trillion in assets by 2030

Women and millennials value investment principles that have a positive impact on challenging issues, such as climate change, gender diversity, social justice, and employee equity. Demographic trends are among several powerful political, economic, and societal forces combining to produce a global investment landscape that demands increased alignment of core values and investment decisions.  Please read […]

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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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Sustainable Investment Solutions Symposium: The View From Boston

You’ve probably noticed that the First Affirmative team has been on the road quite a bit over the last few months as we co-present the 2019 Sustainable Investment Solutions (SIS) symposium series. Last week we were in Boston for yet another great SIS event. We’ve really seen attendance at these regional events ticking up. More […]

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Investing for Impact: Stories from Sustainable Investment Solutions, Washington, D.C.

I was so encouraged when I attended the recent Sustainable Investment Solutions event in Washington DC on June 25 sponsored by a group of premier asset managers. With close to 60% of the room filled with advisors, 30% of whom were attending their first ever impact investing event, there was robust discussion, a lot of […]

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SBA Communications Commits to Sustainability Reporting

First Affirmative Financial Network withdrew a shareholder proposal filed at SBA Communications, Inc. that asked the company to issue a report describing the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, performance, and improvement targets. SBA Communications owns and operates wireless infrastructure in the US, Canada, and Central and South America and is a recent addition to the […]

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