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Diversity in Company Leadership: More Work to Be Done

Diversity in Company Leadership: More Work to Be Done

The rapid growth of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing over the past decade has been a galvanizing force in making companies consider the interests of all “stakeholders” in their business decisions, rather than only shareholder interests.
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Urban Exodus: Americans Heading to the ’Burbs

Urban Exodus: Americans Heading to the ’Burbs

While many Americans have been spending more time in their homes, others are busy relocating to new homes. In fact, the U.S. may be experiencing a new “urban flight” — an increase in the numbers of large-city dwellers escaping to the suburbs.
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Coronavirus Shocks Markets, but Market Decline Creates Opportunity for Long-Term Investors

Coronavirus Shocks Markets, but Market Decline Creates Opportunity for Long-Term Investors

As volatility continues amidst coronavirus concerns, our Wealth Management Research team reminds us to stay calm and seek opportunities.
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The Changing Shape of How We Shop: 2019 and Beyond

The Changing Shape of How We Shop: 2019 and Beyond

Throughout 2019, the U.S. consumer has remained the strongest part of the global economy. Yet, despite solid consumer spending, retail companies continue to face challenges.
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The ABCs of ESG: Evaluating the Environmental Practices of a Company

The ABCs of ESG: Evaluating the Environmental Practices of a Company

The carbon footprint of a company factors heavily into its Environmental rating — both the amount of carbon generated as a result of a company’s operations, as well as the carbon impact of the company’s finished goods or services...
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The ABCs of ESG: Evaluating the Governance Practices of a Company

The ABCs of ESG: Evaluating the Governance Practices of a Company

As defined by Sustainalytics, a firm focused solely on providing ESG research on publicly-traded companies, Governance analysis is an evaluation of how well a company is structured and managed in order to “build sustainable, long-term value that can be delivered to shareholders and other stakeholders in a fair and transparent manner”...
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The ABCs of ESG: Evaluating the Social Practices of a Company

The ABCs of ESG: Evaluating the Social Practices of a Company

Social factors encompass a wide range of topics related to how a company impacts all of its “stakeholders,” including employees, customers, and the communities in which it operates...
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ESG Investing: Balancing a Need for Return with a Desire for Sustainability

ESG Investing: Balancing a Need for Return with a Desire for Sustainability

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has gained popularity in recent years as both individual and institutional investors are embracing sustainable investing and integrating ESG analysis into the investment decision-making process. There is also evidence that aligning investors’ desire for return with the needs of other stakeholders, including customers, employees, and local communities, can be a winning combination...
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When Function Meets Fashion…Designer Labels Get Comfortable?

When Function Meets Fashion…Designer Labels Get Comfortable?

In a world where athleisure reigns supreme, designer brands have been faced with challenges as consumers gravitate towards value and comfort, particularly in the area of footwear. Athleisure’s influence on fashion, combined with overproduction and a consumer shift to online shopping, have all contributed to struggles for fashion/apparel companies over the last few years. But with a more direct sales strategy and a focus on innovation, non-athleisure brands have been recovering.
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Embracing Volatility

Embracing Volatility

For investors with long time horizons, volatility should be synonymous with risk—despite recent market falls.
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