GreenMoney Journal - January Issue 2018

Featured Articles

Women in the Field of Finance

Women in the Field of Finance

Amy Domini
Founder, Domini Impact Investments
At the financial firms I am involved with, Domini Impact Investments has five employee equity-owning managers in leadership. Four of the five are female. The Sustainability Group has four partner-level members and three of the four are female. I feel pretty secure in stating that female leadership is possible, even within the financial asset management field.
Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

Julie Gorte, Ph.D.
Senior VP, Impax AM and Pax World Funds
When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies.
Laura Altomere Homewise

Helping Women Build Assets through Successful Homeownership

Laura Altomare
Chief Communications Officer, Homewise
Homewise is working with women, particularly those of low-to-moderate income, to build assets through successful and sustainable homeownership. Each year single women and single mothers make up 30 percent of new Homewise homeowners; that’s nearly 200 New Mexico women buying a home of their own and building financial stability and wellbeing every year.
What Innovative Companies and Women on Boards Have in Common

What Innovative Companies and Women on Boards Have in Common

Meggin Thwing Eastman
Impact and Screening, MSCI ESG Research
ESG investing has garnered more and more acceptance and enthusiasm in the market as investors tackle some of the most urgent environmental and social issues of our time, from climate change to social inequalities. I have long been passionate about women’s advancement and inclusion in the workplace.

Additional Articles

Women and Sustainable Investing: Driving Assets and Benefitting from a Gender-Lens Approach

Lisa Woll
CEO, US SIF and US SIF Foundation
US SIF’s Lisa Woll on how women are moving forward with investments in sustainability-focused products and strategies with 84 percent of women expressing interest in SRI.

Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

Acacia Carr
Identity Designer, Web Developer & Author
Author and web developer Acacia Carr shares her journey as a self-employed web developer as well as highlights rewarding careers for women in tech.

Pentegra, Social(k) and LeafHouse Financial Introduce the Big Green Retirement Plan

The aggregate retirement program has a focus on SRI, offering comprehensive, bundled 401(k) plan services with full fiduciary outsourcing capabilities for companies.

MacArthur Foundation Commits $150 Million in Catalytic Capital to Address Social Challenges

The Rockefeller Foundation and Omidyar Network join the new Catalytic Capital Consortium and call for more flexible impact investments and more collaboration.

ImpactAssets Releases New IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Manager Showcase

The industry’s first publicly available, searchable resource of impact investing fund managers sees record number of applicants and features firms that manage $28.5 billion in assets.

Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg: Sustainable Investing a Business Imperative Among U.S. Asset Managers

New survey shows that 75% say their firms now offer sustainable investing strategies, up from 65% in 2016 because of increased expertise, better data and impact reporting.

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