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Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Reynders McVeigh

Evolution of SRI Leads Investors to a Sustainable Future

Evolution of SRI Leads Investors to a Sustainable Future

By: Chat Reynders, Chairman and CEO of Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management and Co-Portfolio Manager of AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (NYSE Arca: GIVE)   It’s no secret that positive screening as an investment strategy is becoming increasingly popular as advisors seek ways to identify substantive investment opportunities. The practice focuses investors on the elements of a company that can make a positive impact both on the bottom line and on society, pointing to socially progressive companies that generate returns. Positive screening derives from the traditional roots of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), and was ironically born out of the polar opposite approach: negative screening. In the early days of SRI, religious communities avoided “sinful” industries such as tobacco and military manufacturing, and anti-war activists supported that outlook as part of the protest against U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The 1980s provided a new dimension and increased following as anti-apartheid sentiment led to divestment from South Africa. A youth movement, legislative action, and the staggering amount of money at stake brought into focus...

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Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Impact, Reynders McVeigh

Why Advisors Must Embrace Socially Responsible Investing

Why Advisors Must Embrace Socially Responsible Investing

Clients are becoming more focused on aligning their investment decisions with their values – what steps are you taking?   Chat Reynders, chairman and CEO of Reynders McVeigh Capital Management, and co-portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (NYSE Arca: GIVE), offers his insight for advisors hoping to bring socially responsible practices into their own firms. You may watch the interview on AdvisorTV...

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Impact, Reynders McVeigh

Brands Embracing Transparency to Feed Consumers Hungry for Responsible Food Choices

Brands Embracing Transparency to Feed Consumers Hungry for Responsible Food Choices

What is in our food and where does it come from? Patrick McVeigh President and Chief Investment Officer of Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management and Charlton Reynders Chairman & CEO of Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, Co-Portfolio Managers of the AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (NYSE Arca: GIVE) review trending changes in consumer shopping patterns that are shaping transparency in company labeling. You may read the story featured in...

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