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Episode 24 — Will the World Be More Sustainable After COVID-19? – With Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury: Part 1



As we look ahead to life after COVID-19, many people have been wondering how our society will change as a result of this pandemic.

How will our communities change? Is it possible to increase sustainability in our financial, health, and education system?

To better explore these questions, Kimberly Griego-Kiel kicks off a new three-part series today to explore life after COVID-19. Along with guests Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury, Kimberly discusses what the future may hold from a sustainability perspective — and what changes we’re already starting to see.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How children and seniors are coping with the pandemic
  • The possibility of a hybrid education system
  • A sustainable proposal for a more affordable housing system
  • How companies like Google and Facebook are implementing sustainability
  • And more!

Tune in now as Kim and her guests break down different financial, technological, and well-being sustainability issues for our post-pandemic future.

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | 505-982-9661 

 


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Episode 23 – Supply Chain and Marketplace Updates During COVID-19



It’s clear that certain supply chains are struggling right now. Do you know why highly desired products, like toilet paper, can’t seem to catch up with the demand?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel and Johann Klaassen update you on supply chain challenges and what is happening in the marketplace right now. You will also hear questions to ask yourself before making changes to your portfolio.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why we’re experiencing shortages in toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies
  • Which factors are contributing to clients’ portfolios being ahead of the general market
  • Top economists’ predictions about how much the unemployment rate will rise
  • And more!

Tune in to get your updates on supply chain issues and the current marketplace.

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | Johann Klaassen | info@horizonssfs.com  | 505-982-9661 


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Episode 22 – How to Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic – With Vicki Pozzebon



Are you looking for ways to support local businesses that have been forced to close down due to the COVID-19 outbreak?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel speaks to Vicki Pozzebon, a localist and social entrepreneur, about different ways that people can help local businesses right now. This is an informative episode that will give you insight into what business owners are experiencing and options for helping that suit all budgets.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to show goodwill in ways that won’t overwhelm business owners
  • How to play a role in marketing local businesses
  • Reasons why nonprofit organizations are struggling right now
  • About the different relief loans that are available to business owners
  • The role of the ripple effect and how it impacts independent businesses
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how you can support local businesses that have been hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | 505-982-9661 | Vicki Pozzebon | purveyor@vickipozzebon.com | Vicki Pozzebon on Twitter | Nextdoor | U.S. Small Business Administration


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Episode 21 – Consider Supply Chains When Investing



Nearly every product-based company that you invest in has a supply chain. Where do the suppliers along these supply chains purchase their materials from? Do these materials cause harm to workers or environmental pollution?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel unravels questions for every responsible investor to consider about supply chains. This is an informative conversation that also discusses which companies have made progress in creating supply-chain visibility and holding suppliers accountable. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What supply chains are and examples of the issues that unethical working conditions impose on people
  • American laws around supply chain issues such as child labor and human trafficking 
  • Top six important changes to supply-chain regulations from 2019
  • Shareholder advocacy moves to make in the 2020 proxy season
  • And more!

Tune in to learn what you must consider about supply chains as you strive to invest like you give a damn.

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

 


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Episode 20 — 30 Eco Tips for a Greener Life: Part 2



There are small changes we can all make to help preserve our resources. Are you up for the challenge?

Kimberly Griego-Kiel is back with part two of her mini-series that covers 30 tips that you can act on today to starting living a greener life. To kick off today’s episode, Kimberly and her co-host, Aric Johnson, discuss the results from their water-calculator tests, which compared their personal water usage to the average American’s water footprint. Next, they share easy lifestyle changes that can lead to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Reasons to start looking for refillable soap stores in your community
  • Alternatives to buying brand new items
  • What to consider about your food’s carbon footprint
  • How to weatherize your home
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more tips eco-friendly tips for living a greener life!

Resources:

Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | 30 Eco Tips Challenge |  Water Calculator | Episode 17:  30 Eco Tips for a Greener Life: Part 1

 


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SPECIAL UPDATE: COVID-19



In this special episode, we share updates on how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation, how we’re assisting our clients, and what actions we’re advising investors to take during this time of uncertainty. 

Tune in now to learn how the markets are being affected and what we’re doing to help clients during this tumultuous time.

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Solutions

 


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Episode 19 — Turning Trash into Couture Fashion — With Nancy Judd



Did you know that trash could be used to create high-end fashion?

In today’s episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel speaks with Nancy Judd, an environmental advocate and public artist who installs traveling exhibitions of her Recycle Runway Collection in high-traffic locations like museums and airports. In a most intriguing and inspiring conversation, Nancy shares how she began making sustainable fashion out of trash, the story behind the acclaimed Obamanos coat, and why she is adamant about investing responsibly.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Nancy came to where she is today with her work
  • Why she chooses to invest responsibly and to be selective of her sponsors
  • What different types of materials can be used to make couture clothing
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about Nancy Judd’s work of turning trash into sustainable couture fashion. 

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

 


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Episode 18 — Making an Impact on Global Issues



Wealth and poverty of nations, a book over twenty years old talks about how if girls and women have the same educational and economic opportunities as men, those societies are more prosperous and where women are denied those rights, those societies are poorer. How can this thought process relate to your investing?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel sits with women’s equality champion Joseph Keefe, President and CEO of Pax World Funds and President of it’s investment adviser,  Impax Asset Management LLC. Pax is a mutual fund company that focuses on sustainable investing and really trying to use investments to make social progress on a range of issues from gender equality to climate change.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What led Joe to the financial world from politics and law offices
  • How providing equal opportunities to all makes a difference in the economy?
  • Why Joe is so passionate about sustainable investing
  • And more!

Tune in and learn to invest with your heart,  let your investments be the change!

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


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Episode 17 — 30 Eco Tips for a Greener Life: Part 1



How environmentally friendly are you being in your everyday life?

In today’s episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel brings you part one of a mini-series that will cover 30 tips that you can implement immediately to starting living a greener life. Kimberly kicks off this conversation by sharing results from online tests that revealed how green she is (and isn’t) in certain aspects of her life. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What test you can take to find out “How many planets do we need if everybody lives like you?”
  • How to use a 30-day rule to help you reduce unnecessary purchases
  • Ideas for replacing disposable household items
  • Easy ways to use less paper
  • And more!

Tune in to consider what changes you could make to live a greener life and help save the planet!

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | Foot Print Calculator | Water Calculator | The Freecycle Network™ | Wunderlist

 


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Episode 16 — The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals — Part 3



Coral reefs and forests play a vital role in our environment, and they are both disappearing right before our eyes. What can we do to help protect them?

In part three of her mini-series, Kimberly Griego-Kiel continues to unpack the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. This conversation explores goal 14: life below water and goal and 15: life on land.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • About the devastating impact that increasing ocean acidity is having on coral reefs
  • How the health of our oceans affects the economy
  • What ocean-friendly choices we can make on a local level
  • Why destroying the forests costs us more than money
  • What we can do to help protect our forests and wetlands
  • 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