Envest Asset Management, LLC was created as an independent, fee-only financial advisor after recognizing that advisors and brokerages, alike, offering financial planning and investment management services are missing the critical components of sustainability, social responsibility, and governance. James Osborn Founder/Principal of Envest Asset Management, and most recently a private equity investor in the clean energy space, wants to dispel the myths that social and sustainable investing was meant only for large institutions, or those that wanted to sacrifice economic return for social or environmental progress.
“A single long-term investor could conceivably invest for decades, and for those that consider multi-generational investing that only spans longer,” said Osborn. He added, “Consider the impact that can be made from investment decisions during that same period. You can be prepared for your financial future and make an impact by investing in companies that are making positive social or environmental change.”
When considering a client’s financial goals Osborn said, “But don’t get me wrong. This isn’t just feel good investing. Studies have shown, including a very recent study by MSCI, an independent provider of research for institutional investors, that companies with environmental, social, and/or governance strategies show higher return potential and are valued at a premium when compared to their peers.”
Osborn said, “To take a page from Bill Nye, ‘So long as we each focus only on our individual decisions and their short-term consequences, we will act like renters, not owners of this Earth.’” Envest Asset Management’s clients understand that their investment choices can prepare them for financial success and, at the same time, force significant change through grassroots social, environmental and sustainability advocacy.
For more information contact: James Osborn at 203-493-5053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Envest Asset Management, LLC
Independent, fiduciary, client obsessive – Envest Asset Management, LLC provides financial planning and investment management to individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits focused on socially responsible and sustainable investing. Its founder spent his entire career involved with social responsibility and sustainability – formerly as an environmental engineer, an investment banker in social infrastructure, and private debt and equity investor in clean energy. He worked at some of the largest investment banks and, most recently, on behalf of some of the largest institutional investors via a clean energy focused private equity fund.
This post was originally published on CSRwire.com
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