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When investors are deciding where to stash their cash for retirement, there are several options. Americans rely more and more on saving in their employer-sponsored 401(k) plans — which are heavily funded by tax-deferred salary deferrals from the employee and tax-deferred employer matching contributions. Once employment ends, these 401(k) plan accounts are often rolled over
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S&P Dow Jones Indices, a unit of S&P Global Inc., is launching an environmental, social and governance version of its S&P 500 Index in an effort to meet increased investor demand for impact-investment products based on U.S. equities. In the coming months, S&P DJI will also launch a global family of ESG indices based on
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If you’re looking in your 401(k) plan for investments that back clean energy or gender and racial diversity, you may have a tough time finding them. A recent survey from Natixis Investment Managers finds that many workers would be more likely to save for retirement if their employer-sponsored retirement plan offered socially-conscious investments. Of the
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President Donald Trump loves climate-wrecking coal and hates the climate-saving Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, forward-looking impact investors hate the problems of burning coal and its financial downside – and love portfolios of companies and funds pursuing climate solutions, which can have stronger returns. This love-hate split has motivated investors – and eco-focused ESG investment funds —
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Despite the hefty price tag, there’s a piece of good news about retirees’ health-care costs: They aren’t rising as quickly as they were even a few years ago. A healthy male-female couple retiring at age 65 in 2019 can expect to spend $285,000 on health-care expenses in retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ annual analysis, released
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As funding for coal- and gas-fired power generation continues to decline, investors long leery of so-called “clean tech” plays are taking a shine to renewable-energy start-ups and other carbon-reducing technologies. According to reports from the International Energy Agency, electricity investments are flowing toward renewables, networks and flexibility, while at the same time more than 100
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Values-aligned investing is called by many different names, which are commonly misused or misunderstood by investors. Let me decode the lingo, because a shared understanding of the terminology makes this type of investing more accessible to advisors and investors alike. Please note that there are no universally agreed upon definitions among professionals, and everyone uses
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You’re concerned about climate change. But chances are, you don’t know what’s really in your investment portfolio and whether your investments are helping or hurting the cause. A new ranking is working to help change that. As You Sow, a nonprofit foundation, has teamed up with Corporate Knights, a research and financial information products company,
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Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is signing on for a new role: investor and advisor to an environmentally friendly financial company. The company, named Aspiration, is working to provide consumers with a socially conscious alternative to traditional banks. “Each year, $100 billion worth of pipelines, drilling and other fossil fuel-extraction projects are funded with money deposited
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Reports of Americans being unprepared for retirement have become so widespread that it no longer seems to elicit any emotional response. The Employee Benefit Research Institute found that 40.6 percent of all U.S. households (where the head of the household is between ages 35 and 64) are projected to run out of money in retirement.
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