The following is a listing of organizations that we consider partners of ours … in the work we do, the communities we serve and in the environment in which we live.
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
The leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations and nonprofit organizations.
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Principles for Responsible Investment
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.
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Global Impact Investing Network
By convening impact investors to facilitate knowledge exchange, highlighting innovative investment approaches, building the evidence base for the industry, and producing valuable tools and resources, the GIIN seeks to accelerate the industry’s development through focused leadership and collective action. Ultimately, the GIIN focuses on reducing barriers to impact investment so more investors can allocate capital to fund solutions to the world’s most intractable challenges. They do this by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
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Investor Alliance for Human Rights
The Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR), was established to provide a collective action platform to facilitate investor advocacy on a full spectrum of human rights and labor rights issues. This new Alliance, the first of its kind, builds on longstanding ICCR member advocacy to amplify the global investor voice on critical human rights challenges and to promote corporate accountability on human rights.
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SHARE Charlotte is a local one-stop shop for the community to find ways to plug in and make an impact. They partner with more than 400 nonprofits and provide the community with volunteer opportunities, events and a unique online shopping experience called Give Shop where items nonprofits need to run their programs and business can be bought. Through its signature campaigns #GivingTuesdayCLT, SummerSHARE and Do Good Week, SHARE Charlotte raises awareness about local nonprofits throughout the year and increases the level of community engagement.
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Sustain Charlotte is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping to advance a region-wide sustainability movement by serving as a catalyst for change. Their mission is to inspire choices that lead to healthy, equitable and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come. Charlotte-Mecklenburg area lags other metro areas in many key sustainability measures, and prior to Sustain Charlotte’s founding, there was no local organization raising awareness of the challenges to our sustainability and their solutions. Sustain Charlotte was founded in 2010 to fill this void and has quickly become the metro area’s leading voice for sustainability.
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Common Wealth Charlotte
Common Wealth Charlotte (CWC), an innovative non-profit started in April 2015, provides financial empowerment to Charlotte’s low-wage workers through financial education coupled with access to specially designed re-banking and emergency loan products. Our trauma-informed financial education curriculum meets people where they are, and results in long-lasting change and enhanced opportunities for upward mobility for financially-educated low-wage workers.
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Good credit may open doors. It is vital to securing a loan, a business loan, or buying a home. When you establish and maintain good credit in college, you create a financial profile for yourself that can influence lenders, landlords, and potential employers. Unfortunately, some college students do not have good credit. In fact, Credit … Continue reading “Establishing Good Credit in College”
Financial generalizations are as old as time. Some have been around for decades, while others have only recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few common retirement assumptions. Retirement means I can stop investing. In the past, retirement was viewed as an “end” in many ways. These days though, retirement is often seen as an opportunity … Continue reading “Debunking Common Retirement Assumptions”
What is a relationship with a financial advisor worth to an investor? A 2019 study by Vanguard, one of the world’s largest money managers, attempts to answer that question. Vanguard’s whitepaper concludes that when an investor works with an advisor and receives professional investment advice, they may see a net portfolio return about 3% higher … Continue reading “Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor”
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