by Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital
While many of us have been at this for a while now, 2018 is the year we stand to make significant progress in our efforts to bring more women into the financial fold. The #MeToo movement has brought attention to women’s equality everywhere from the red carpet in Hollywood to the executive suite and the board room on Wall Street. The more recent Oscar’s hashtag #HereWeAre is also serving to raise awareness of the importance of women’s voices being included and heard.
By Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors
Water is a systemic risk to investors, as in many parts of the United States and other areas of the world this precious resource is in danger. Investors and market players should be deepening their research and investment process to tackle water risks, often hidden in holdings across all asset classes. As investors, how do we first protect our clients from these risks, and how do we position these same clients to benefit from the growth opportunities in companies that are providing innovative systems, products and services to solve water quantity, quality and resilience issues?
The protection of our shared environment has long been among government’s most fundamental responsibilities. Ancient Rome’s Code of Justinian, one of the first efforts at constitutional governance, guaranteed to all citizens the use of the “public trust” or “commons” — those shared resources that cannot be reduced to private property, including the air, water, forests and fisheries. Throughout Western history, the first acts of tyrants have invariably included efforts to deliver public-trust assets into private hands.
By Lauryn Williams, 4x Olympian and founder, Worth Winning
There are two common but differing opinions about millennials floating around society. The first is that our generation is lazy, and we feel “entitled.” The second is that we are going to change the world because we don’t settle for following in the set paths that have been established before us. As a millennial that has had to work hard on all levels, including being a 4x Olympian and entrepreneur, I have to say I agree with the second opinion. Millennials are different than previous generations, but that’s how we are going to set ourselves apart.
By Will deHoo Founder & Executive Director, FoolProof Foundation and the Walter Cronkite Project
Walter Cronkite was the legendary CBS anchorman known as “The most trusted man in America.” In 2003, 84-year-old Walter took me, then 23-years-old, on the first of many spins on his sailing vessel, the Wyntje. We talked constantly while tacking our way through the mountain-bordered waters of the British Virgin Islands.
By Kelly Coyne, VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Impax Asset Mgmt/Pax World Funds
The financial services industry is a bit obsessed with trying to understand the next generation of investors – the notorious millennials. And for good reason – millennials represent the largest generation in history with a spending power of $1.5 trillion and growing. Many millennials are well into their wealth accumulation phase and have already begun to inherit more than $30 trillion in the largest wealth transfer of all time.