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.

The Power of UNICEF’s Next Generation Program

By Rebecca Orlowitz, Wealth Management Associate

UNICEF USA’s Next Generation fundraises for different projects using our networks to increase our reach and our impact. To date we have raised nearly $6 million for 12 different projects. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. 90.2% of every $1 donated goes directly to children, and it has the highest rating by Charity Navigator.

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Reflecting on New Ways to Connect

By Lori Choi, Partner & Wealth Manager

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Transforming Family Philanthropy Retreat with an inspiring group of young people, all seeking to align their family giving and investing with social justice values. The retreat was a thoughtful combination of racial and economic justice education, skill-building workshops, impact investing, and managing family dynamics.

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Veris Guest Blog: Navigating Rough Waters

By Timothy P. Dunn, CFA, Terra Alpha Investments, LLC

This blog post outlines the challenges facing companies and investors as water becomes a scarcer resource and discusses environmental productivity, an emerging idea in investment analysis. Environmental productivity focuses on the efficiency with which companies use and impact natural resources.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

By Rebecca Orlowitz, Wealth Management Associate, and Luisamaria Carlile, Senior Wealth Manager

In honor of this occasion, our Veris offices recognize three amazing organizations that are advancing women and girls. Their work highlights what’s possible with a local community organization, a well-known global entity and a business oriented organization.

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Impact Investing in Denver

By Casey Verbeck, Director, Business Development

It’s hard not to be awed by the natural splendor of the Rockies, or for that matter, the zeal with which Coloradans are now embracing impact investing. Over the past few years, the Mile High City, always known for its progressive thinking about the environment, has emerged as a hotbed of impact investing.

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2016: What’s On Our Mind

By Patricia Farrar-Rivas, CEO

Fresh thinking: I wanted to share a number of enlightening points-of-view. They are from various media – books, newspapers, magazines, as well as a podcast. They are all terrific food for thought.

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Stranded No More

By Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile, Senior Wealth Manager

Impact investing is a disruptive innovation. It’s upending traditional investing, crashing through old assumptions about how investors determine risk and assess value. Take for example, the concept of “stranded assets.” These are assets which are losing economic value well ahead of their anticipated useful life due to changes in technology, regulations, legislation, societal norms, environmental shocks or other powerful forces.

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Creative Destruction and Stranded Assets

By Anders Ferguson, Partner and Danya Liu, Associate

Over the next 30 years, whole swaths of the global economy will change dramatically. Innovation and technology, combined with global demand and shrinking resources, will fundamentally alter the way people do everything from getting electricity to sourcing their food.

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