Environmental, Social and Governance factors – how do they impact our investing choices? Do you want your investments to be in the group of “leaders” or “losers”? Learn some basics of sustainable investing!

Protecting Tropical Forests as an Investor  

Marcio Silveira shares his passion for the Amazon rainforest, and help you form an action plan for how YOU can help protect these critical forests – as a citizen, a consumer and an Investor. Toler Financial Group brings you Sustainable Personal Finance… simplified!

Invest Your Values Webinar - Racial and Gender Equity  

Investing your values means more than climate change or corporate responsibility – learn from two leaders in the field from Calvert Funds and Pax World Funds. We discuss many topics related to Gender and Racial equity, and the challenges we face with investing our values.


ESG Conference at George Mason University: Marcio as Presenter

The George Mason University School of Business explored many topics of socially responsible investing with Marcio Silveira and Jason Howell, two financial advisors that specialize in this field.

How Conscientious Employers Can Offer Responsible Investment Options In Retirement Plans

Did you know that responsible investing can be a great tool for recruiting and retaining top talent for nonprofit organizations?
Let me explain, starting with the definition of responsible investing. Responsible Investing is the investment process that integrates the pure financial dimensions of return and risk with environmental, social and governance factors (ESG factors) https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sri.asp.

Responsible Investing Means Your Investments Are Working Towards the World You Want to Live In

We are bringing a thoughtful  conversation to the public about responsibly investing. What does it means to invest with your values AND your financial goals in mind?

Are your investments working against the values you spend your days working towards? Learn a little about #responsibleinvesting and how you can live your values while investing for your financial goals by watching this video.

Are Your Investments Funding the Very Problems You Are Working to Solve?

What would you think if your investment portfolio included several pharmaceutical companies that engage in price gouging and very questionable marketing practices? And you work at a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable access to healthcare, which is a primary value for you.

Invest Your Values Webinar - Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Free Investing  

Toler Financial Group welcomes Leslie Samuelrich, the President of Green Century Asset Management, to discuss the leadership role Green Century has played in the areas of investing for climate change mitigation. From fossil fuel free investing to cutting-edge deforestation work, this mutual fund firm has worked to push corporations to be better actors in the global economy.

Our Marcio Silveira is quoted in two recent articles 0n investing in ESG companies.

IMPACT INVESTING Here’s how you can size up climate change to tap into smart investment opportunities

“You’re providing capital to the industries of the future,” Silveira said. “They benefit more from the up side than the downside because of consumer demand.
“Laws and regulations may create incentives for these types of businesses, for example through tax breaks on green building and renewable energy,” he added. “Climate change will drive the demand.”

IMPACT INVESTING Here’s how companies factor in environmental, social and corporate governance concerns

For his part, Silveira sees a macro benefit accruing from integrating ESG factors into the analytical process.
“Why we’re excited about ESG is that, as the market comes to integrate and understand the mechanics of these types of risk, it will lead to increased valuations and prices for the companies with the lowest ESG risk,” he said.
“The world could ultimately be rewarding companies for better behavior and better stewardship of these  important risks,” Silveira said. “And ultimately, higher valuations will result in a lower cost of capital.”

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