The Journey of Sustainable Investing
Our 2021 Sustainability Report celebrates the journey of sustainable investing. The evolution of Sustainable Investing has been and will continue to be a journey. Sustainable Investing originally focused on excluding companies doing harm; today it also incorporates positive screening for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics that reveal companies doing good.
Due Diligence on ESG factors allows Riverwater and like-minded sustainable investment managers to identify companies that will face headwinds or tailwinds driven by rapidly evolving regulatory, environmental, demographic or technological trends. While the benefits to the planet and
the people who inhabit it may seem obvious, shareholders also benefit when the companies in which they invest have superior environmental, social, and governance practices.
Given that the state of the world is ever-changing, companies that wish to survive and thrive must constantly change. As active investors, using engagement and collaboration with ESG thought leaders, we accompany our portfolio companies and outside managers on their sustainability journeys. While each company and manager has a distinct sustainability journey all of their journeys have the ultimate goal of generating positive outcomes on the world. The landscape of the journey is always changing. As Riverwater Partners journeys toward resilience, we also must focus on salient ESG factors in order to adapt to the ever-evolving social and environmental landscape. That is how we will survive and thrive – for the benefit of our clients, employees, suppliers, communities, society, and the planet. We hope you enjoy our 2021 Sustainability Report . . . and the Journey.
Cindy Bohlen, CFA
Chief Mindfulness Officer, Riverwater Partners
Click here to read Riverwater Partners’ 2021 Sustainability Report.
Thank you for accompanying Riverwater Partners on its journey toward fulfilling its mission to make the world a better place by growing wealth through sustainable investing.