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The Money Doula® Blog covers a variety of topics including aligning our assets with our values and investing for the world in which we want to live.

January 23, 2018

First appeared on ImpactAlpha

Growing risks make coal, oil and even gas a long-term drag on performance. 

Should you or shouldn’t you divest your portfolio of fossil fuel securities? 

Fossil fuel divestment is one of the major levers at the disposal of citizens and govern...

January 17, 2018

I had the privilege of being in Sun Valley Idaho with the Rain Forest Action Network (RAN) last week, and I walked away as inspired as ever about the potential of impact investing to address climate change.

The RAN event in the Wood River Valley was a terrific opportuni...

November 25, 2017

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, a holiday we cherish for the custom and encouragement to both reflect on and to share all we are grateful for, we at Nia are enjoying leftovers today and choosing to #OptOutside. We love the opportunity to connect with nature rather...

November 8, 2017

Story featured in GreenMoneyJournal.com here

As an impact investor, a financial change agent and entrepreneur, my money story centers around aligning assets with values. At Nia Impact Advisors, we move investment dollars into the companies that matter—those working to...

November 7, 2017

Image Courtesy of Oxfam Blogs: Should Men Avoid All Male Panels

“Manels”—the term I am using here to refer to the all-male panel--are so common in most industry events, we don’t often stop to question them. From television commentators, to conferences, to business schoo...

October 6, 2017

Today we are incredibly proud to announce that Nia Impact Advisors has become a Certified B Corporation™. Why are we excited? And what exactly does that mean? For those of you not yet familiar with B Corporations, they are a relatively new type of company tha...

August 26, 2017

Saturday, August 26th is the day set aside to celebrate women's equality and the hard-won right to vote after three-fourths of the states ratified the 19th amendment in 1920. I personally am grateful to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and all of the suffra...

July 7, 2017

Originally Published in Conscious Company Magazine

MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACT BY PAYING CLOSER ATTENTION TO WHERE YOUR COMPANY SPENDS, INVESTS, AND DEPOSITS ITS MONEY.

The core thesis of mission-driven business is that we can use our product or service and the ways in which we...

June 19, 2017

The big news on Wall Street is Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. As a portfolio manager for Nia Global Solutions, where access to healthy, organic, and sustainably farmed foods is one of our six investment themes, I recognize this announcement is a big event for our in...

June 5, 2017

On November 9th, I was as distraught as most of the people I knew. My gut ached in a way that it hadn't since getting the wind knocked out of me catching a kickball on the playground in 5th grade. Since November, so many of us have suffered deep anguish about the natio...