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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

Our Sponsors:

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