Sustainable Investing Firm Blue Marble Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
Industry-leading sustainable investment firm Blue Marble Investments celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch of a new website and video highlighting the role of socially responsible investors in a time of pandemic and global social justice movements.
Interest in ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing has been growing worldwide and accelerated in 2020 in response to current social movements, economic uncertainties, and technology shifts driven by the pandemic. According to Morningstar, sustainable funds in the U.S. saw a record inflow of $21 billion in the first half of 2020, matching all of 2019 and four times the previous record for a calendar year. Worldwide, the assets in sustainable funds topped an astonishing $1 trillion as pandemic and social movements swept across the globe.
“For twenty years we’ve been on the leading edge of ESG focused investment advice. From clean energy to gender empowerment to self-driving cars, we’ve helped investors not only build diversified ESG portfolios, but also participate in some of the world’s fastest growing trends,” said Arturo Tabuenca, founder of Blue Marble Investments.
In 2006, Blue Marble Investments democratized sustainable investing with the launch of EarthFolio, the first online “robo” advisor to focus exclusively on ESG. In an industry where ESG investing expertise is rare, and fees and minimums often make advice inaccessible, EarthFolio became the first advisor to bridge the gap between affordable expert advice and a rapidly growing marketplace of ESG-focused funds and ETFs.
Drawing on its deep sustainable roots, Blue Marble Investment’s new website invites a new generation of investors ready to put their mark on today’s world. Unlike firms that offer ESG as an aside, Blue Marble’s new website offers a comprehensive look at the various elements of socially responsible investing and how investors can quickly and easily participate in this space. Examples include:
- Fossil-free portfolios that replace oil, coal, and gas with clean energy alternatives.
- Personalized impact themes in water, gender empowerment, clean energy, and transportation,
- Turnkey portfolios highlighting the relationship between ESG and financial criteria.
- A wide selection of retirement and non-retirement accounts available to investors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on how social and environmental factors can positively impact investor returns, especially during periods of market and economic turmoil. This is increasingly evident as, according to Morningstar, all 26 sustainable index funds have outperformed their conventional peers in the first half of 2020.
About Blue Marble Investments
Blue Marble Investment’s is a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of California. Accounts are held by TD Ameritrade Institutional, a member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation. The name Blue Marble is inspired by the image of Earth as captured by Apollo 8 on NASA’s first manned mission to the moon. The iconic image is credited with launching the environmental movement, Earth Day, and the Environmental Protection Agency.