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.

Veris Guest Blog: What Is Community Wealth Building & Why Is It So Important?

By Ted Howard, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative

More than a decade ago, my colleagues and I at The Democracy Collaborative began using a term for a new kind of economic development – Community Wealth Building. For years, the term was so uncommon that it almost invariably appeared within quotation marks when used. Today, a Google search identifies 124,000 entries and is growing daily.

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The Time is Now for Mutual Understanding

By Casey Verbeck, Director, Business Development

Living in lovely Boulder, Colorado with my wife and two kids is an amazing and wonderful experience, but I will never forget where I came from: the other side of the tracks outside of St. Louis. Even amid this Rocky Mountain splendor, I’m reminded that not everyone is living the dream. We live in a time when 33 million people in the U.S. do not know how they will get their next meal.

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What An Impact Investor Knows

By Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile, Wealth Manager

As impact investing gains momentum, a common question we hear is: “What does the new breed of impact investors know that traditional investors don’t?” What insights have transformed these impact investors’ approach?

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Impact Investing: A Smarter Way to Invest

By Patricia Farrar-Rivas, CEO

When we founded Veris six years ago, we were among the very few who believed in the power of impact investing to create wealth and improve the world. Today, with the planet’s long term viability at risk, we can no longer ignore the connection between global issues and individual choices. In their scale and complexity, today’s problems are unlike any we have ever encountered. And yet, big challenges create big opportunities.

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What About the Women?

By Patricia Farrar-Rivas, CEO, and Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile, Wealth Manager

What about the women? That is the key question that “gender lens investing puts in front of thoughtful investors as they review their portfolios and select new investments.

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