Abolition as an Historical Example for ESG Investing

Often as I think about the inherent strength and effectiveness of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing I also begin thinking about historical examples of social movements that have effectively used economic power to influence wider social policy. These efforts to improve society and the economy for all of us end up pressing against established … Read more

When They Ask For Financial Literacy – Offer Financial Wellness

When financial consumers and credit union members want to discuss financial literacy, aren’t they really trying to improve their financial wellness. While you might get questions about contribution limits for RRSPs and TFSAs, the answers you give should include emergency funds and insurance, along with retirement planning. It’s a bit like asking your doctor about … Read more

Mark Carney Brings Attention to SRI and ESG

Mark Carney, ex-head of Bank of Canada and Bank of England, joins Brookfield Asset Management This summer, in the midst of COVID quarantines, economic shutdowns, and social and political unrest, one story jumped out to catch my attention. At the end of August Brookfield Asset Management announced that Mark Carney was joining their management team … Read more