Riverwater Files Letter in Support of SEC Climate Rule

SEC Seeks Public Commentary on Climate Rule This spring the SEC voted to advance a set of proposed rules requiring climate disclosure statements for all SEC-registered companies. The rule would mandate public companies to disclose standardized information about their greenhouse gas pollution. Additonally, it would require companies be more transparent with investors about climate-related risks.…

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2021 Sustainability Report: The Journey of Sustainable Investing

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…

ESG: A Riverwater Engagement Comes to Fruition

No more forced arbitration for allegations of sexual harassment or assault In 2019, Riverwater Partners initiated engagements with several of our portfolio companies regarding the use of mandatory arbitration for allegations of sexual harassment or assault. We consider this topic essential to good corporate governance—the “G” in “ESG.” Now, in a remarkable bipartisan effort, both…

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Making Sense of ESG Investing

Adam Peck featured in BizTimes Milwaukee (click here for a no login link) When Quinn Schwellinger, 31, and his wife decided to start building an extra retirement fund to supplement their 401(k)s, they knew they wanted to invest in companies that supported their concern for the environment. “My wife and I believe climate change is…

ESG Investing: Is Your Nonprofit Prepared?

Five Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Invest Sustainably Leaders of nonprofit organizations spend exhaustive amounts of energy ensuring that the mission of their organization is fulfilled, and that their donor mandates are met. What many have not yet considered is how investing their endowments in socially responsible investments, also known as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)…

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TEST YOURSELF: How Would Your Company ESG?

As socially responsible or ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) advisors, Riverwater Partners understands that corporate social responsibility is a journey and not a destination. Individuals, businesses, and government entities all must continually adapt to new normals as the world changes. Climate change is a concept that first emerged, and then only in theory, roughly 50 years…

ESG investors struggle to find the right balance in doing good – and solar panels show why

Cindy Bohlen featured in Marketwatch. August 24, 2021 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a stark warning this month that human-led warming from burning of fossil fuels is causing climate change and removing carbon emissions will cause warming to cease. That makes transitioning to renewable energy like solar power even more urgent. However, reports that China…