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Episode 15 — 6 Sustainability Trends for the New Decade



Are you looking for ways to help our planet this decade? Considering that we’re in the midst of a climate crisis, it’s crucial that we shift to more sustainable practices. 

In today’s episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel uncovers what will be trending in the sustainability world for 2020 and beyond. From curbing the use of fossil fuels and animal-based diets to bringing back slow fashion and sustainable travel, this conversation fills you in on six big trends that you can be a part of. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why plant-based eating is important for sustainability 
  • What makes fashion one of the world’s largest polluters
  • Recommendations on how to make sure you’re donating clothes to charities that won’t throw the garments away
  • Alternatives to air travel
  • And more!

Tune in to discover what changes you can make in 2020 to help our planet!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook 

 


Episode 14 — The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals — Part 2



Did you know that there are several sustainable mutual funds who are basing their strategies on the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals? 

In part two of her mini-series, Kimberly Griego-Kiel continues to unpack the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. This conversation explores goal 3: good health and well-being, goal 4: quality education, and goal 5: gender equality.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How good health relates to sustainability
  • What knowledge this generation of students needs, beyond basic education
  • What we can do to support our schools and teachers
  • How the UN hopes to eradicate gender inequality
  • And more!

Tune in to continue exploring the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals with us!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | United Nations | Episode 11:The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals — Part 1

 


Episode 13 — A Vision for the Next Economy in Sustainable Investing — With Garvin Jabusch



Modern portfolio theory, a theory used by many investors, is now 70 years old. Is this way of investing still “modern” or is it time for a change?

In today’s episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel has a conversation around the future of investing with Garvin Jabusch, co-founder and CIO of Green Alpha Advisors. Gavin shares what his company considers to be the next economy, and he details their approach to sustainability. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why we may need to move on from modern portfolio theory
  • Four pillars of innovation that could help the next economy
  • How the current climate crisis is changing the way people invest
  • And more!

Tune in to consider what changes you could make to your investing practices as we head towards the next economy of sustainable investing!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook |Green Alpha Advisors | Gavin Jabusch’s Email

 


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Episode 12 — What Investors Need to Know About the Environmental Factors of Our Food System



How environmentally-friendly (or unfriendly) is the food you’re buying?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel reveals what goes into creating perfectly ripened fruits and vegetables and then transporting thousands of them to grocery stores. These are just some of the many aspects of our food system that you will learn about in this eye-opening conversation. This is an episode for anyone who wants to view the food system with more critical and environmentally-friendly eyes. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of the farming community to our environment
  • Why the loss of biodiversity is a serious threat to our food security
  • Ways to reuse food and not overload landfills
  • How shareholders and investors can help make our food system more environmentally friendly 
  • And more!

Listen now to learn how we can all make changes in our lives to help sustain our food resources.

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | Reunity Resources

 


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Episode 11 — The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals — Part 1



Do you want to make a difference in your community through your investments?

If your answer is yes, then Kimberly Griego-Kiel has you covered! Today, Kimberly kicks off a new mini-series on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development goals. In each part of the mini-series, Kim will tackle two or three of the UN’s goals in detail, giving you a greater understanding of their importance to this planet and all of us living on it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the UN created these goals
  • What role we can play in accomplishing these goals 
  • Statistics that highlight why these drastic measures need to be implemented
  • And more!

Listen now to learn all about how organizations like the UN are trying to make a difference in our world!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | Calvert Impact Capital


Episode 10 — The Power of Community Investing — With Guest, Justin Conway



Do you want to make a difference in your community through your investments?

If your answer is yes, then Kimberly Griego-Kiel has you covered! Today, Kimberly is joined by Justin Conway, vice president of investment partnerships at Calvert Impact Capital, to explore the ins and outs of community investing and how you can get involved in this type of investing.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What community investing is and why it’s important
  • The types of options available in high-impact community investments
  • How your community investments can be tailored to your risk-return level 
  • Some of the transformational work Calvert Impact Capital has done over the years
  • And more!

Listen now to learn all about community investing and how you can get involved today!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | Calvert Impact Capital

Our Sponsors:  Calvert Research and Management | Pax World Funds | Trillium Asset Management


Episode 9 — Global Climate Change and the Explosion of Carbon Energy Reserves



How can you adjust your portfolio to influence the carbon energy problem?

Today, Kimberly Griego-Kiel and Johann Klaassen discuss how they handle these requests from clients using two approaches — divesting and engaging. They share what each approach entails and what types of people they are best suited to. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The problem with carbon energy companies
  • The two approaches to solving the carbon dioxide problem 
  • What divestment means and some of its challenges
  • The benefits of remaining engaged with carbon energy companies
  • The performance differences between a divestment portfolio versus an engagement portfolio
  • And more!

Listen now to learn the difference between divesting and engaging investment approaches and how they can work for you!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook

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Calvert Research and Management | Pax World Funds | Trillium Asset Management


Episode 8 — Demystifying the World of Investing



Do you have a lot of questions about investing? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Many people want to invest but feel hesitant because of their lack of knowledge. Long an enthusiast for working with newcomers to the world of investing, Kimberly Griego-Kiel is dedicating this episode to guiding you through the ins and outs of investing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a stock is and what benefits and responsibilities come with owning one
  • How bonds work and why they’re a worthwhile addition to a portfolio
  • What mutual funds are and what makes them a desirable investment
  • What types of expenses are involved in owning mutual funds
  • And more!

Tune in to this information-packed episode now to solidify your understanding of the investing world!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661| info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook

 


Episode 7 — Discover Sustainable Investing — With Sonya Dreizler



Have you heard of sustainable investing, but you’re not sure what it’s all about?

Today, Kimberly Griego-Kiel speaks with Sonya Dreizler about the sustainable investment industry. They discuss how advisors can make impact investing more accessible to the average advisor, and then they go on to uncover the industry’s top trends. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The inspirational role that Sonya’s mother played in her life
  • How the social impact industry is changing the standard in the corporate industry to include more women and minorities
  • Ways companies can be encouraged to do the right thing in areas concerning their employees’ and social issues like race
  • How to make impact investing more accessible to the average investor 
  • Why advisors should share sustainable investing opportunities with each other and their clients
  • And a lot more!

Listen now to learn about sustainable investing and how it can benefit the average investor.

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | Solutions with Sonya | Sonya Dreizler

 


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Episode 6 — What You Need to Know for the 2019 Shareholder Advocacy Proxy Season



The shareholder advocacy proxy season is upon us, yet many investors are unaware of just how important their votes and voices are.

As a way of bringing about meaningful change in the companies you’re invested in, shareholder proxy voting is one of Kimberly Griego-Kiel’s biggest passions. Today, she’s breaking down everything you need to know about proxy voting, from what it is to why it’s important for you to participate in.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The qualifications you need to file a shareholder resolution
  • What resources to use to get informed about the current proxy season
  • The top issues of the 2019 proxy season — from climate change to drug costs
  • Examples of early voting successes
  • Why you need to pay attention to how your mutual fund is voting
  • And more!

Listen now to learn how you can use your voice this proxy voting season to help make changes that matter!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook

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Our Sponsors:

Calvert Research and Management | Pax World Funds | Trillium Asset Management