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December 14, 2018

Sustainable investing risks becoming a victim of its own success

Quartz, December 13:  The world of sustainable and socially responsible finance lacks structure and standards. Without these, there’s little to protect against “greenwashing”—firms and fund managers saying they are adhering to ESG…

November 15, 2018

Money in donor-advised funds can make impact before distribution

Investment News, November 15: "Donor-advised fund holders who really want to use DAFs to make a difference through charitable giving can use their DAF capital that isn't being used for charitable contributions at a given time…

November 13, 2018

Stocks Stage Modest Comeback After a Brutal Monday

Barron's, November 13:  Cornerstone Capital Group’s Michael Geraghty writes that looking ahead, major market catalysts will be trade, the Federal Reserve’s moves, and a potential government shutdown in December if Congress can’t agree on a budget.…

November 13, 2018

Stocks rise in volatile trading as tech shares bounce

CNBC, November 13:  “I do see more volatility as we head into year-end,” Michael Geraghty, equity strategist at Cornerstone Capital Group. He said trade worries, speculation about the Federal Reserve’s path toward normalizing…

November 8, 2018

Tesla’s pick for a new chairwoman is boring, but that’s exactly what the company needs, experts say

CNBC, November 8: The ideal chairperson for a company is often someone who doesn’t call attention to themselves, according to John Wilson, head of research and corporate governance at Cornerstone Capital Group.  “It is a hope…

November 7, 2018

Google Walkout Reminds Us Why Internal Reputation Can Make or Break a Company

Risk & Insurance, November 7:  How do your employees view your company and what does it mean for you long-term if your company’s internal reputation is sub-par? John Wilson, head of research and corporate…

November 6, 2018

Pension Funds Want to Know: Do You Have a #MeToo Problem?

Bloomberg, November 6:  Pension fund managers are starting to see sexual harassment as a material risk to their investments, and they’re going to be asking more questions. . . . “These are early days,…

November 2, 2018

Employee Discontent Threatens Google’s Reputation

Wall Street Journal, November 2: On Thursday, workers of the Alphabet Inc. 's Google unit who took part in a walkout at the company’s offices around the world signaled a crisis in faith—one that, if widespread,…

November 1, 2018

ESG Investing: What Does It All Mean?

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 1:  Plenty of companies reflect some of the environmental, social or governance qualities that characterize sustainable investing. Unilever, for example, is lauded for setting a target to be carbon…

October 26, 2018

How I learned to love a good downturn in the stock market

Washington Post, October 26:  “Stocks have become cheaper,” said Michael Geraghty, equity strategist at Cornerstone Capital Group. “They are not bargain-basement cheap, but they are certainly cheaper than a couple of weeks…

October 25, 2018

Tech Leads Market Back Into the Black After a Brutal Wednesday

Barron's, October 25:  In all, next year is “shaping up to be more challenging” than 2018 has been, with the S&P 500 earnings growth forecast to be “cut in half,” writes Cornerstone Capital Group’s Michael Geraghty.…

October 24, 2018
Alexander Navab Joins Cornerstone Capital Group Board of Directors

Alexander Navab Joins Cornerstone Capital Group Board of Directors

NEW YORK, October 24, 2018 –  Cornerstone Capital Group  (“Cornerstone”), an SEC registered investment advisor that pursues financial returns alongside social impact by incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis into portfolio design, today announced the…

October 23, 2018

Managers Guilty of ‘Greenwashing’ in Rush to Meet ESG Demand

Fundfire, October 23:  Greenwashing, the practice of marketing investment strategies as sustainable when they fail to meet environmental standards, is widespread in the asset management community, largely driven by ill-informed investors, rather than ill…

October 22, 2018

Cornerstone Capital Group Senior Leadership to Speak at SOCAP Conference

NEW YORK – October 22, 2018 – Cornerstone Capital Group (“Cornerstone”), a registered investment advisor that pursues financial returns alongside social impact by incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis into portfolio design,…

October 19, 2018

Saudi Crisis Shows Wall Street Struggle Between Ethics and Cash

Bloomberg, October 19: “Do companies have an impact on the human rights situation on the ground? They absolutely do,” said Cornerstone Capital’s Wilson. “They become a key participant in the national dialogue. ” Read…

October 17, 2018

Cornerstone Capital Group Publishes New Report on Creativity & The Arts as an Emerging Impact Investing Theme

NEW YORK – October 16, 2018 Cornerstone Capital Group (“Cornerstone”), a registered investment advisor that pursues financial returns alongside social impact by incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis into…

September 28, 2018
The Growing Demand for ESG Assets

The Growing Demand for ESG Assets

Bloomberg TV, September 28, 2018: "You simply can't make a fully informed investment decision without looking at the most material ESG factors" . . . watch the full segment here .

September 28, 2018
“Corporate Governance Doesn’t Matter…Until It Does”

“Corporate Governance Doesn’t Matter…Until It Does”

In today's Bloomberg podcast, the focus was on Tesla, given the SEC's decision to sue Elon Musk for misleading the public with his announced plan (later retracted) to take the company private. John places…

September 26, 2018

Cornerstone Capital Group Joins TCFD to Support Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

NEW YORK, September 26, 2018 – Cornerstone Capital Group (“Cornerstone”), a registered investment advisor that pursues financial returns alongside social impact by incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis into portfolio design, today…

September 21, 2018

Receding trade fears propel stocks to six-month peak

Reuters, September 21, 2018: "U. S. capital markets are exuberant, with stock valuations high at 21 times trailing earnings and struggling economies around the world a risk for U. S. stocks,…

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