January 2021

January 2021

Waves are common, yet hardly predictable. Some barely get going and others travel thousands of miles. Individual small wavelets often die out, yet many combine until they break and lose their energy at the shore. The process continually repeats. And so on and so on....
Streamline your charitable giving

Streamline your charitable giving

Charitable giving increased 7.5 percent in first half of 2020 on a year-over-year basis, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. But, while the pandemic has spurred a new wave of charitable donations, some charities are struggling. Cancelled galas,...
January 2021

October 2020

The question that seems to be on most people’s minds these days goes something like this: “How can the market possibly be trading near all-time highs when we find ourselves pinned by a deadly global pandemic, struggling against a deep economic recession, challenged by...
Is ESG Performance Sustainable?

Is ESG Performance Sustainable?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies are having their moment of well-deserved glory. Once viewed as a niche investment approach that required concessionary returns, ESG has shown believers and non-believers alike that its integration in the...
January 2021

July 2020

There is a Twitter account started by two University of Vermont professors called Hedonometer that measures the average happiness of everyone’s tweets. On May 29th, it calculated that the civil unrest created by the death of George Floyd produced the saddest day ever...