Socially Responsible Investing
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Webinar about SRI

Evaluating Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investments:  Learn how to align your investments and your values with Jack Schniepp, CFP on his webinar at Deschutes County Library. Jack Schniepp, the founder of Cascade Financial Strategies, discusses the value of choosing Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) when making a financial plan, with Liz Goodrich from the Deschutes County Library … 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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day kicks off Justice week

At our house, Martin Luther King Jr. day kicks off Justice week in our homeschool. We nearly always watch a replay of his great speech at the Lincoln Memorial from 1963. I’m deeply moved and inspired by his words, passion and the incredible work he did. Here’s a link to the great speech (I Have … Read more

#1 Reason Advisors don’t offer SRI

It seems that no matter how much evidence flows in that counters the pervasive idea that responsible investing produces inferior returns, most investment professionals still choose to deny the facts. Responses from my local Bend colleagues regarding Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) continue to be influenced by this misconception. This is still the main reason they … Read more

Why Do Advisors Not Offer SRI Portfolios

It seems that no matter how much evidence flows in that counters the pervasive idea that responsible investing produces inferior returns, most investment professionals still choose to deny the facts. Responses from my local Bend colleagues regarding Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) continue to be influenced by this misconception. This is still the main reason they … Read more

City Council to discuss Climate Change issues

Environmental Climate Change

Last year I spoke at a Bend City Council meeting about the need to address climate change issues from a business perspective. I’m not implying that by any means my three minute speech had much of an impact on the Council, but I am pleased to see that they are willing to discuss potential action … Read more