Women Investing for Impact_GreenMoney
Welcome to the latest issue in our ongoing “Women and Investing” series. In case you missed our special issue on Foundations & SRI last month, we featured four women who are leaders in Philanthropy and Impact Capital.
– Cliff Feigenbaum, founder, GreenMoney Journal
Amy DominiFounder, Domini Impact Investments At the financial firms I am involved with, Domini Impact Investments has five employee equity-owning managers in leadership. Four of the five are female. The Sustainability Group has four partner-level members and three of the four are female. I feel pretty secure in stating that female leadership is possible, even within the financial asset management field.
Laura AltomareChief Communications Officer, Homewise Homewise is working with women, particularly those of low-to-moderate income, to build assets through successful and sustainable homeownership. Each year single women and single mothers make up 30 percent of new Homewise homeowners; that’s nearly 200 New Mexico women buying a home of their own and building financial stability and wellbeing every year.
Julie Gorte, Ph.D.Senior VP, Impax AM and Pax World Funds When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies.
Meggin Thwing EastmanImpact and Screening, MSCI ESG Research ESG investing has garnered more and more acceptance and enthusiasm in the market as investors tackle some of the most urgent environmental and social issues of our time, from climate change to social inequalities. I have long been passionate about women’s advancement and inclusion in the workplace.