For ESG-minded fiduciaries, Labor Dept. taps the brakes

For ESG-minded fiduciaries, Labor Dept. taps the brakes

By LAUREN RUDD Special to The Daily Fray
February 8, 2021 9:00 am

While earning a return on capital is arguably the primary objective of capital investment, there are two critical, inherent goals of socially responsible investing: social impact and financial gain. And there could be a conflict between the two. MORE-»
Green investors with a $2.3T war chest take aim at Exxon

Green investors with a $2.3T war chest take aim at Exxon

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
February 3, 2021 12:00 pm

More than 10 years after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the waves are hitting Wall Street. BP is now giving alternative energy serious attention. And on Tuesday, a $2.3 trillion institutional investor uprising emerged against ExxonMobil. MORE-»
Investors make $18 million bet on plant-based shrimp

Investors make $18 million bet on plant-based shrimp

THE DAILY FRAY
January 8, 2021 9:00 am

There are thousands of species of shrimp in the world, many that contribute to a $9 billion commercial market. Loosely classified, there are pink, white, brown and red shrimp. Now there’s one more: Plant-based shrimp. But don’t choke on your scampi yet. MORE-»
On Wall Street, green is good, green is right, green works

On Wall Street, green is good, green is right, green works

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
January 5, 2021 9:00 am

Environmental guardians and Wall Street investors seem like an odd couple. But both are about the long run. Each benefits from a changing landscape in climate awareness, personal values, and goals. And from 2014 to the start of 2020, investments in the U.S. considered socially responsible grew from $6.6 trillion to $17.1 trillion. MORE-»
Wait ... Did Mexico just legalize pot?

Wait ... Did Mexico just legalize pot?

THE DAILY FRAY
November 5, 2018 5:28 pm

Cinco. The number is significant under Mexican law and for recreational marijuana advocates and potpreneurs who might be wondering if they can spark up in Cancun this morning: Did Mexico just legalize recreational marijuana? MORE-»
As Florida lights up with solar, is clean drinking water out of style?

As Florida lights up with solar, is clean drinking water out of style?

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
November 24, 2017 9:45 pm

For many green-friendly investors who are looking to do right for Florida, businesses involving solar energy and cannabis are shiny stars in their financial telescopes. So is clean drinking water in a state that grew by more than 1,000 new residents each day in 2016 suddenly out of style? MORE-»
For analysts and investors, going green is making sense

For analysts and investors, going green is making sense

THE DAILY FRAY
November 6, 2017 5:53 pm

With growing concern about carbon emissions, global warming, and sustainable products, individual investors who are guided by environmental ethics are no longer lone rangers. The eco sector is still a specialty, for sure, but going green is an increasingly popular strategy, analysts say. MORE-»

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