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Wealthspire Advisors Engages Align Impact to Enhance its Impact Investing Offerings

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New York, November 14, 2019 – Wealthspire Advisors has announced its engagement of Align Impact, an impact investing advisory firm based in Santa Monica, CA, with offices also in Denver and New York City. “We are very excited to be working with Align Impact”, said Wealthspire Advisors Managing Director Glen Macdonald who is spearheading the firm’s impact investing initiatives. Macdonald added that “Align Impact has established itself as a leader in the impact space and has deep expertise across all the prominent impact investing themes”. Align Impact collaborates with wealth and investment advisors to service individuals, families, and foundations seeking…
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Impact Investing: Why it Matters for Investors

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Impact Investing has continued to gain popularity with investors across the globe. In this whitepaper, Managing Director Glen Macdonald and SVP Lauren Martin explain what it is, why it is important to investors, and how it can be integrated into your financial plan. Impact investing is on the rise among investors around the world, so much so that The World Economic Forum, Barron’s and leading Wall Street money managers alike have all pronounced that “impact investing has gone mainstream.” This view is backed by evidence of growing demand among investors: at the beginning of 2018, assets under management in the…
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Introduction to Impact Investing: History, Strategies, and Trends

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When it comes to modern investing, individuals have a multitude of options to choose from and a myriad of ways to implement their desired investments. As part of those options, the rise of impact investing has created some fundamental changes in how investors view their asset portfolios. Assessments of a corporation’s performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria have made it easier than ever for investors to align their personal values with their investment portfolios, and many have chosen to do so. Impact investing started as a means for organizations to avoid those areas that directly conflict with their…
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Socially Responsible & Sustainable Investing

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Dating back to the 16th century, investors have expressed their social views by avoiding investments that are contrary to their individual values.  While this investment style is still employed today, the discipline has expanded to include the analysis of non-monetary factors that may have an impact on a company’s long-term sustainability.  These factors are commonly referred to as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).  However, there are many common misconceptions and applications of ESG analyses. In this blog and its corresponding white paper, we attempt to demystify socially responsible and sustainable investing. Definitions & Nomenclature CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility (also known…
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