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Episode 42: Investing in Climate-Smart Agriculture – With David Bennell



The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) David Bennell focuses on creating high-quality products, services, and programs that deliver real value and set the standard for safety, sustainability, and profitability.

In this episode, join Kimberly Griego-Kiel as she sits down with David to discuss his contribution to the Transformative Investment in Climate-Smart Soil Agriculture report and to highlight what you really need to know about agricultural investment.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How much private capital is in the United States’ agricultural system 
  • Why technological and financial innovation benefit the agriculture sector 
  • The role of greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural production 
  • Why resilience is so important in an agricultural environment 
  • And more!

Listen in and find out why, at the end of the day, you are always investing in agriculture! 

Resources: Horizon Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Facebook | David Bennell | World Business Council for Sustainable Development |  

Report: Transformative Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture


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Episode 41: An In-Depth Look at Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR)



You’ve likely heard the term CSR (Corporate Sustainability Reporting) at least once. But do you really know what this type of reporting entails and why it’s so important?

Find out in this episode as Kimberly Griego-Kiel takes you along for an in-depth look at CSR. By outlining its benefits, challenges, solutions, and guidelines, Kim explains CSR’s role within corporations and reveals how it fits into the overall idea of sustainability. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The history and purpose of Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR) 
  • Challenges associated with CSR
  • The role of CSR in a firm’s profit and ESG metrics  
  • Kim’s take on how to achieve good quality CSR 
  • How millennials are shaping the future of sustainability 
  • And more!

Listen in for your crash course on the ins and outs of CSR!

Resources: Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | info@horizons


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Episode 40: ESG and Sustainable Investing Predictions for 2021



What can we expect to see from sustainable investing in 2021?

Find out in this episode as Kimberly Griego-Kiel reveals her ESG and sustainable investing predictions for the year! 

Join Kim as she forecasts what might lay ahead based on industry research findings. Plus, she shares the potential benefits ESG investing can bring to the government, citizens, and corporations alike.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How impact investing has grown since 2018 
  • Why more companies and individuals are choosing sustainable investing 
  • ESG and social investing trends of 2021 
  • Why corporation sustainability reporting could be a new requirement in upcoming years 
  • And more!

Tune in today to learn Kim’s view on 2021’s sustainable investing industry!

Resources:

Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook505-982-9661 | 2020 US Social Investment Forum Report 

 


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Episode 39: A Reflection on the 2020 Markets, Economy, and Unemployment Rates



COVID-19 has impacted almost all areas of our lives, including the economy and markets. 

However, now that we’ve entered 2021, we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. 

In this episode, join Kimberly Griego-Kiel and Johann Klaassen as they reflect on the 2020 economy, market, unemployment, and ESG numbers to create a vision for what’s to come in 2021.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The eye-opening 2020 unemployment rates in some parts of the country
  • Reasons why the stock market is improving 
  • How positive economic performance is related to ESG and social impact investing
  • Why you should be careful about the idea of “getting back to normal”
  • And more!

Listen today to take a look back on 2020 and to prepare for all that’s to come in 2021!

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook

505-982-9661 | Johann Klaassen 


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Episode 38: 15 Tips & Tricks for Saving and Budgeting in 2021



Whether we make $10 or $100 an hour, many of us are always looking for ways to better save our money. 

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel reveals 15 tips and tricks to help you maximize your savings in 2021. Kim shares money-saving strategies to help you work towards your savings goals and highlights ways a monthly budget plan can complement your savings process. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About saving for emergency funds, vacations, or debt repayments
  • Bulk buying, gardening, homemade meals, and streaming services as affordable alternatives
  • Benefits of a clean and clear credit score 
  • What to ask yourself when making big purchases 
  • And more!

Join Kim now and discover how you can optimize your spending, saving, and budgeting for 2021!  

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


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Episode 36 – The Real Horror Story: The Melting Arctic Ice Caps



You may have seen brief coverage about the thawing Arctic. Your interest may even have been peaked by pictures of sad and emaciated polar bears. But the rest of the story, the real horror story, is what deserves our full and immediate attention.

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel explores the horror story that is the melting of the Arctic ice caps. Kim explains this event’s impact on humanity and the earth and suggests different things we can do to improve this dire situation. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the melting Arctic impacts our recent weather phenomenons
  • Kim’s take on different ways to save the Arctic
  • How permafrost thawing can lead to gigatons of carbon into the atmosphere
  • Why you should consider impact investing 
  • And more!

Tune in today and discover how your investing can help you become more environmentally conscious! 

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


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Episode 35 – 7 Tips For Choosing The Right Financial Advisor



While many believe that they can handle their finances just as well, or even better, than a financial advisor, the truth is that your finances will likely see better progress with the help of a trusted advisor.

To help you find the best advisor for you, Kimberly Griego-Kiel draws upon her experience in the financial services and impact investing industries to outline seven considerations to keep in mind during your search for your next advisor.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why a proper financial advisor will never promise potential returns
  • How to find an advisor that fits your business and investment needs 
  • Why your advisor should be a fiduciary  
  • The difference between a financial planner and a broker 
  • And more!

Tune in to discover how working with an advisor can lead you to better long-term results! 

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

 


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Episode 34 – Meet Horizons’ Newest Team Members — With Bryanna Briley & Paul Perret



“Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs 

Meet Horizons Sustainable Financial Services’ newest team members, Bryanna Briley and Paul Perret!

In this episode, get your official introduction to Bryanna and Paul and discover who they are both professionally and personally — and why they’ve joined the Horizons family.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Paul acquires new clients in Alabama 
  • Bryanna’s insight on entering the socially conscious side of the financial industry
  • Paul’s financial philosophy 
  • About Paul and Bryanna and their proudest achievements 
  • And more!

Tune in now to meet Bryanna and Paul and to learn how they will help Horizons clients join their financial goals with their personal values!

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


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Episode 33 – HIP Investing: Making Money While Doing Good – With Paul Herman



There are many investing approaches you can use to invest in a way that will not only align with your goals, but also with your values.

Today, Kimberly Griego-Kiel joins HIP Investor’s founder and CEO, Paul Herman, to explore his unique investing process. Paul discusses how HIP investing can pursue both human impact and profit and reveals how he rates companies around issues such as health, wealth, earth, equality, and trust.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The five pillars of HIP investing
  • How HIP investing benefits companies and their employees 
  • Paul’s take on HIP’s climate change scoring and its ripple effect on humanity  
  • How Paul found his passion for impact investing
  • And more!

Join Kim and Paul now and discover the power of HIP investing!

Resources: Horizon Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | HIP Investor | The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World | Global Handbook of Impact Investing: Solving Global Problems Via Smarter Capital Markets Towards A More Sustainable Society


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Episode 32 – Will ESG Funds Really be Banned in ERISA Plans?



In June 2020, the Department of Labor proposed a new rule for employer-sponsored retirement plans, proposing changes to the way fiduciaries handle these plans when it comes to ESG investing.

If this rule comes to pass, what would it mean for socially responsible investors and their advisors?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel explores the answer to this question. She breaks down the proposed rule and its implications, while also addressing Doug Lynam’s article on the proposed rule and why her views on the rule differ from his.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The contrast between Doug’s and former DOL employee Bradford Campbell’s opinion on the rule 
  • Whether this rule could really result in it being “illegal” for investment advisors to practice ESG investing in these plans
  • Kim’s perspective on the proposed rule 
  • What other proposed rules investors and advisors should be paying attention to
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about the DOL’s proposed rule for employer-sponsored retirement plans and ESG investing — and what it could mean for investors and advisors alike! 

Resources: Holy Trinity of Finance Articlekim@horizonssfs.comHorizon Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661  | info@horizonssfs.com  | Horizons Sustainable Financial Services Facebook