A National Conservation leader right here in Bend!

In late October, our firm participated in the Conservation Alliance Backyard Collective(CA). This locally based organization hosts this annual work detail to bring together member company employees for a half day of trail work, invasive species removal and other projects to improve some of our favorite natural places. It’s followed by a meal where companies … Read more

Cybersecurity – Stats and Tips from our recent Event

Hosting an event at Deschutes Brewery in the downtown area of Bend is nearly assured of being at least a partial success! When combined with valuable information, good company (clients and friends that we enjoy and appreciate greatly!) and adding in the opportunity to support a fantastic non-profit, the Guardian Group, and you have the … Read more

Millennials, the most “Responsible” generation?

An emerging trend among millennials shows a desire to use their money to support causes that bring about change. A recent report by Nuveen Investments from their Annual Responsible Investing Survey found that the vast majority of millennials (92%) say “I care more about having a positive impact on society than doing well financially.” Among … Read more

Another Report Confirming the Value of ESG

A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms the value of incorporating environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investment criteria as options within retirement plans. (GAO Report Overview May ’18) GAO’s survey of academic research found that for investments using ESG criteria, there was a positive or neutral relationship to financial returns. In … Read more

Top Company rankings related to Conflict Minerals in the DRC

I first heard of the issues surrounding mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at my church nearly a decade ago. Valuable minerals, also known as conflict minerals in this region, are controlled and manipulated by all sides in the DRC’s ongoing civil war. The innocent civilians of the country are the victims … Read more