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Oranut Fankhaenel / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Sustainability ratings are useful tools for assessing the environmental, sustainability and corporate governance-worthiness of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But how do you navigate between different ratings providers, especially when they can have different results for the same fund? CNBC looked under the hood at some
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aluxum | E+ | Getty Images Sustainable investing incorporates environmental, social and governance considerations. But how exactly do these factors fit into the analytical process, and how do they add value? CNBC consulted with several experts to find out. In general terms, “we look at a company’s business models and where they operate geographically and
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Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images The coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress toughens rules around use of a common heat-trapping chemical and funnels billions of dollars into renewable energy. The measures, attached to a year-end government funding bill, were hailed by some lawmakers as among the most significant Congress has approved to combat climate
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Karol Serewis/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Financial advisors recommend various uses for this extra cash, depending on individual and family circumstances. Unemployed workers may need the money for basic living expenses. Some who have fallen behind on bills such as rent, utilities or mortgage payments should consider paying down some or all those arrears, advisors
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After months of failed negotiations, lawmakers have finally agreed to a new $900 billion coronavirus relief package.  Congressional leaders have not yet released text of the more than $2 trillion legislation — which will include broader government spending measures — but the pandemic recovery bill was set to include direct payments of up to $600
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Climate change and low-carbon solutions are impacting investors’ portfolios. Mitch Diamond | Getty Images For some advisors, embracing environmental, social, and good governance principles means more than just investing sustainably; it also means expressing their values through their practices’ corporate structures and activities. For example, BSW Wealth Partners in Boulder, Colorado, recently converted to a
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Investors are increasingly interested in companies that are environmentally and socially conscious, and the world’s largest asset manager is no exception. In an annual letter to CEOs earlier this year, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink said “climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects … But awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe
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Nitat Termmee | Moment | Getty Images At the end of every year, there’s an opportunity to make smart financial moves to reduce taxes, increase net investment income and decrease portfolio risk. Some of these financial moves are especially timely. They’re enabled by federal legislation and temporary changes in tax rules aimed at easing pandemic-related
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