We believe that the "Move Your Money" campaign, encouraging people to move their checking and savings accounts out of the banks that helped create the financial crisis, and into local community-based credit unions and small regional banks, is a great idea; but only a good first step. We encourage you to take a stand and really make a difference with your money in what we call "Move Your Money 2.0"™, transferring your other investment assets, credit cards, and retirement accounts into accounts that provide investment options more closely matching your values and that can potentially have more positive societal impact, whenever possible and prudent. Nearly $1 out of every $6 is now invested with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria. Yet according to a 2012 survey by US-SIF, over 1/2 of the population would choose to do more with their money if given the opportunity. So, we still have a long way to go. Take a stand and Be part of the solution! And we are here to help you!
ESG Criteria Chart
|Air and Water Management||Access to Medicines||Accountability|
|Climate Change Risk Reduction||Child Labor||Independent Boards|
|Renewable Energy||Equal Opportunity & Diversity||Philanthropy|
|Nuclear Power||Gender Equality||Community Involvement|
|Environmental Technologies||Conflict & Repressive Regimes||Corporate Social|
|Waste and Toxic Chemical Mgmt||Supply Chain Management||Responsibility|
|Biodiversity||Community Initiatives||Women and Minorities|
|Mining and Quarrying||Labor Relations||In executive Positions|
|Genetic Engineering||Health and Safety||Living Wage|
|Dignity and Human Rights|
Sustainable investment firms realize that no company is perfect. We have accomplished many successes. We also see that much can and is being done by engagement and having open dialog with companies encouraging them to change to improve their scoring in these and other areas.