SRI investing

Jack’s Interview on KPOV – discussing SRI

A little over a year ago I was invited to be on the Open Air show with Dawn Newton. I listened to the replay recently just to see if what I shared on the show was still relevant. My reasoning for the use of Socially Responsible Investments has not changed! And, unfortunately, the main misconception … Read more

Previewing Oregon’s newest Cap-and-Trade bill

Last week I attended the Central Oregon launch party for the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate. This organization formed earlier this year with the main goal of helping establish a “Cap and Invest” program in the state. They hope to accomplish this through Senate Bill 1070 (cap-and-trade) which was introduced at the end of the … Read more

You might be surprised where $1 in $5 is invested!

Demand from investors is driving significant growth in sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investments. More than one in every five dollars of professionally managed assets in the US incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. A recent article from CEO Lisa Woll of the US SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment) highlights this … 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

City Council to discuss Climate Change issues

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

Investing for Impact, Portland

I had the opportunity last week to make the beautiful drive over to Portland to take part in an annual Socially Responsible Investment event. This has always proved to be motivating and full of great information about the latest SRI trends and insight. Here are a few facts and figures from the event highlighting SRI … Read more

Opportunities in Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has come a very long way in recent years. If you have ever wondered about the possibility of aligning your personal values with your investments, now is the time to take a serious look at this fast growing segment of the market. Many of you may remember the early years of … Read more

Lessons from MLK and the Influence of our Dollars

(I am proud to introduce my 23 year old son Caleb as the guest blogger of this post! I love his reflections on how the methods of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement can be applied to responsible investment issues.) There isn’t a day that passes without hearing of something wrong … Read more