Energy Space: Divestment vs. Engagement Divest or engage? The question of whether to divest holdings of energy companies (e.g. Chevron and Exxon Mobil) or engage with them to move their business models away from fossil fuels is one that investors are asking today. At Riverwater Partners, we believe it is not yet possible to fuel…
Riverwater Partners LLC I.Q. [Innovation Quotient]: Award Winners
Biz Times, May 27, 2019
Riverwater Partners was the first Certified B Corporation in Milwaukee and the eighth in the state since 2016. Established in 2016, the company was also among the first investment advisory firms dedicated to Environmental, Social & Governance investing in Wisconsin.
The nonprofit B Lab designates for-profit companies as B Corps for meeting its social and environmental standards. ESG-focused investing allows Riverwater to engage with public companies to affect factors like increasing board diversity, conserving natural resources, and ensuring that business practices are held to the most ethical standards.
“We thought it was the right thing to do,” said Adam Peck, founder of Riverwater Partners. “We look to invest in companies that aren’t only making money, but are also making a positive impact on the world.”