Thought Leadership

March 13, 2017

Tax Reform? Let’s Make It a Carbon Tax

We often use the term “underwater” to describe money-losing investments in finance. That may not be a euphemism for long. Of the world’s 15 largest stock exchanges, all but four are in coastal cities, and all could face the prospect of literally being submerged underwater as sea levels rise.
March 1, 2017

4 Ways Financial Advisors Can Win Millennial Clients

Millennials are expected to receive a record-breaking intergenerational wealth transfer of over $30 trillion yet only 30 percent of advisors are looking for clients under the age of 40.1 Why? Because reaching my generation can be difficult and keeping us happy is even harder.
March 1, 2017

The Value of ESG Information in Financial Markets

What makes for an efficient financial market? Any market participant could probably list ten things without burning a calorie, but one thing that would probably make everyone’s list is information. Financial markets need information in order to work efficiently.
February 15, 2017

Making a Positive Impact: The State of ESG Advocacy and Engagement

Sustainability advocacy and engagement is aimed at long-term outcomes and specifically targets ESG factors.
February 5, 2017

The Business Case for Gender Equality

Across the globe, with few exceptions, women are underrepresented in management, on corporate boards, and in better-paid technical professions. They are paid less than men for substantially equal work.
February 1, 2017

Spotlight on Engagement: Climate Change

Learn how we engage with companies on climate issues and hold them accountable for their climate impact.



February 1, 2017

Why Every Woman Needs a Career Sponsor

Is advancing your career at the top of your to-do list? Are you tired of waiting in the wings? Are you ready to smash the glass ceiling in your field?
February 1, 2017

Sustainability is Alive and Well – and Moving Forward

For those of us committed to sustainability, 2016 was a year of drama. There were some great highs, including the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in which most countries committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And then there was the election, which brought climate skeptics into senior Administration positions.
January 25, 2017

How Technology Can Help Close the Gender Gap

What is the experience of a woman in corporate America today? She probably hears a lot about diversity initiatives from the leadership of her company, but she probably has precious little to show it, save a smattering of diversity days, mentoring programs, employee advocacy groups, and other gender programs. Boards and senior leadership at her company remain stubbornly male, and women continue to earn less than men for comparable work.
December 29, 2016

2017: The Year of Financial Feminism

It may be trite to say "money is power"... but money is power, particularly in a capitalist society. As professional women come to terms in these closing days of 2016 that our progress in business has slowed to a crawl—despite all of the energy around it over the past few years—they will look for new means to move forward.