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National Consumer League+Bank of Labor=Common Values

NCL urges consumers and organizations to walk away from Wells Fargo. After learning of Wells Fargo’s unscrupulous practice of opening unauthorized customer bank and credit card accounts and collecting millions of dollars in bogus fees, the National Consumers League joined a broad coalition of pro-consumer groups to launch a national campaign to get like-minded organizations to stop banking with Wells Fargo. The NLC then searched for a new banking partner, one that shared its commitment to social and economic justice. Without hesitation, they chose Bank of Labor. Labor allies support NCL and Bank of Labor—seated, left to right: Maritime Trades Department AFL-CIO Karen Duncan, Coalition of Bla

Domestic Impact Investing

Socially responsible investing is likely here to stay. According to The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, the size of the sustainable, responsible, impact investing market has grown from $4.8 trillion in 2012 to $8.1 trillion as of the end of 2016. This market now accounts for $1 out of every $5 invested by asset managers in the United States. As this sector has evolved, the names, categories and labels remain variable, overlapping and largely undefined. ESG. Socially responsible investing. Community investing. Impact investing. The host of ever-changing labels brings with them confusion and an uncertainty as to what managers are promising to deliver and what impacts investor

Heartland Webinar Series

Heartland Capital Strategies is excited to announce our FREE Responsible Investing webinar series kicking off on November 17 with "Tackling Terminology & Busting Myths!" All attendees will receive a free e-book covering the webinar. The e-book is partly derived from our Responsible Investor Handbook (Greenleaf) but presented in user-friendly graphics. In this first session, the webinar will be moderated by our own Tom Croft who will lend his expertise to the discussion. Steve Sleigh (Sleigh Strategies, LLC, & former Director of the IAM Pension Fund) and Debbie Nisson (former Director, Institutional Sales NE, Ullico, Inc.) will talk about the evolution of responsible investing throughout thei

Educating the Next Generation

In December of 2016, a groundbreaking meeting was held at Georgetown University to join important investment, labor, business and academic leaders. This group recognized the importance of accelerating the next generation of capital stewards and responsible impact investors by taking the steps needed to establish the Labor Capital Fellowship! View the Overview Brochure This project was organized by Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University (KI). HCS has built a "Community of Practice" around responsible investments. Our partners work in a united front mobilizing capital to rebuild cities, renew the industrial comm

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