Author: Tony Edwards

Ethical Investing - General Background

How Green are Green Bonds?

The world has played fast and loose with the word “green” for many, many years now. Everyone wants to use the green label these days, but green is not black and white, and we live in a world of shades and hues. Green bonds are meant to provide financing to …

Perspective

Change

Recent events remind us of 1968, when we pointed our TV antennas to the south and watched history unfold. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were two cathartic voices silenced that year, but their words echo loudly through the generations. “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but …

Perspective

A Note on Market Timing

After watching the stock market for over 50 years, I can say with absolute conviction that it cannot be timed. If you think it’s too high it will surely go higher, and declines come swiftly and unexpectedly. An investor who stayed 100% invested in stocks for the last 20 years …

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What is Project Drawdown?

We often talk about the problems facing our world, who is instigating them and what that means for the planet. At EthicInvest, we’d like to take a more forward-thinking stance as we look into the solutions to today’s biggest quandaries. Project Drawdown is one of the leading resources for finding …

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We are #1! (Brokerage Report Card)

The Investment Executive has recently released the 2019 Brokerage Report Card (attached). We are pleased to report that our firm has been ranked #1 among our peers with an overall ranking of 9.6 out of a maximum score of 10. Of the many areas rated, we were #1 for back …

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Welcoming a partner to the EthicInvest team!

Over the past three years, we have been mentoring and helping to certify and educate a bright young talent named Joss Biggins. Joss, at the ripe age of 22, is now fully licensed as an Investment Advisor and Responsible Investment Specialist. Joss started at EthicInvest three years ago and has …

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Tax time again

Here is a terrific resource outlining tax rates, government benefits, RRIF withdrawal rates, RESP rules and much more. Available also under the “A Few Handy References” section of our website. 2019 Tax and Retirement Guide

Current Affairs

The Evolution of Capitalism

In this remarkable report from the New York Times, Laurence Fink, the chief executive of investment firm BlackRock, responsible for managing over US$6 trillion of investments in the global economy, has stated that his firm will not support investment in companies unless they are able to prove they are making …

Energy

The end of the internal combustion engine

Could the end of the internal combustion engine come in the next 8 years? Stanford University economist Tony Seba believes so, and even if the views expressed in this fascinating article are ‘optimistic’, it is likely that the oil age is, sooner or later, drawing to a close. “Cities will …

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2017 Responsible Investment Association Conference

I was inspired recently by attending the subject conference in Vancouver, and wanted to pass this on to my clients. The conference brought together an impressive group of thought leaders from Canada the US and abroad, all focused on deploying investment capital to achieve impacts beyond solely profits. In a …

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