The Veris Blog

The Veris blog expresses the diversity of thought and opinion at our firm. We also present other points-of-view of those we appreciate and admire.

Gender Lens Investing: Assets Grow To More Than $3.4 Billion

Growth in Public Products Accelerates As GLI Marks 10th Anniversary 

By Patricia Farrar-Rivas and Alison Pyott

The flow of assets in Gender Lens Investing (GLI) continues to grow rapidly.

According to a new analysis by Veris Wealth Partners, asset growth in GLI products accelerated and totaled $3.4 billion as of June 30, 2019. In our 2018 GLI analysis, we reported $2.4 billion invested in GLI products.

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Read Our Latest Impact Report

By Anders Ferguson and Casey Verbeck

Our Impact Report is the latest in a series of annual updates summarizing key developments around the world. The report is also an affirmation that the impact investing community is making good on its value proposition: To deliver market performance and positive social and environmental impact.

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Reason for Climate Change Optimism

By Anders Ferguson, Partner

Over the past few years, it feels like “climate change deniers” have won the day – or at least were gaining the upper hand. But then weird weather produced billions of dollars of damage, large ice flows melted and raised the seas, and a growing number of businesses and governments said enough was enough.

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Markets Strong in Second Quarter 2019

By Jane Swan, Partner and Senior Wealth Manager

Positive returns across investment markets seem to have largely removed the decline and worry from the end of 2018 from our memories. The solid rebound from the negative returns at the end of 2018 suggests investors may have a renewed confidence within financial markets.

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Ellen Remmer: An Inspiring Journey About Impact Investing and Empowering Women

By Anders Ferguson, Partner

Ellen Remmer’s journey from enlightened philanthropist to impact investor is a story that can inspire all of us.

Recently, I sat down with Ellen to discuss her life’s journey. I wanted to share her experience because it speaks to the potential of investing capital to achieve both social benefit and financial gain. It’s also instructive in describing how investors can change their mind about the role and possibilities of wealth.

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Collective Consciousness and the Refugee Crisis

By Alison Pyott, Partner and Senior Wealth Manager, and Rebecca Orlowitz

Many of us are struggling with the current global refugee crisis and seeking some small way to make a difference. Ban Ki-Moon wrote an op-ed for The New York Times titled, “The refugee crisis is a test of our collective conscience.”

The situation is overwhelming and absolutely a test of our collective conscience. As global citizens, we can use our awareness, energy and philanthropy to help. The impact investor has additional options.

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