Environment

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

Bend Venture Conference adds Social Impact Category

New to the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) this year was the addition of Social Impact Category carrying an investment of $250,000! These applicants were described as “for-profit Oregonian companies whose business models are integrated with a mission to have a significant and measurable social or environmental impact.” This addition by the BVC, now in its … Read more

More SRI Growth potential!

It seems that each month brings more news of momentum in the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) realm! On October 27th the US Department of Labor issued an “Interpretive Bulletin” which could open the door for substantial increases in the use of Socially Responsible Investments in pensions. This is significant because these plans, governed by the Employee … Read more

5 Reasons to Consider Divesting from Fossil Fuels

OK, I admit, the title is not exactly true. But two reasons just did not sound like enough to grab your attention. They’re both very good ones and we will end up with five at the end: 1) For the planet . . . if you believe Climate Change is a reality. 2) For your … Read more