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Divesting A Win For The Earth

Divesting A Win For The Earth

Congrats to one of our advisors Katelyn Kriesel for a great commentary in the Syracuse Sunday paper. “Individual action matters; people power is real……We all have the power to effect change.” We are looking forward to spending 2021 working with many new clients who want to follow New York State’s lead and divest from fossil

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December Newsletter: Gifts of Planning Keep Giving

December Newsletter: Gifts of Planning Keep Giving

How do you choose a gift during the Holiday Season? Do you try to think of something that will be useful to the recipient? Or do you focus on something that you know will bring them joy? Perhaps it is something meaningful that you’re passing down from one generation to the next. In gift-giving, as

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Socially Responsible Investing Gets Boost From NYS

Socially Responsible Investing Gets Boost From NYS

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced on December 9th that The New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third-largest pension fund in the United States, will be divesting from fossil fuels by 2025. The Comptroller also committed to decarbonizing the pension fund by 2040.  The plan, which is a groundbreaking decision, will have immense

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Susan Hansen Wins Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Susan Hansen Wins Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

InvestmentNews has recognized Susan Hansen as a 2020 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards winner. Susan Hansen, along with 13 other individuals, were chosen from over 120 nominations by a committee of InvestmentNews representatives to be recognized for their ability to inspire others from diverse backgrounds to join, flourish and bring their true selves to

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Ruling Puts SRI Investing At Risk

Ruling Puts SRI Investing At Risk

The ability to choose an SRI portfolio that meets the values of certain investors may be at risk due to a recent proposed ruling from the Department of Labor that would limit 401(k)s and other ERISA covered retirement plans from screening companies according to their ESG. We at HAS are paying close attention to this activity,

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Highlighting New Voices In The SRI Investment Community

Highlighting New Voices In The SRI Investment Community

At Hansen’s Advisory Services, we are welcoming all the new voices who are bringing socially responsible investing to the forefront of our industry.  One of those voices is Change Finance.  You will find their latest newsletter below.  This issue features information about the Black Lives Matter movement and the success behind shareholder advocacy. For over

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SRI Performance During the Covid Crisis

SRI Performance During the Covid Crisis

We often talk to our clients about how Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) have outperformed traditional investments during different periods of time. In 2019, before the coronavirus and the pandemic, companies that scored highly on ESG outperformed the broader market. How is it doing now? With the world turned upside down, how is SRI performing when

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

This week is the 50th-anniversary celebration of Earth Day. What a momentous and important milestone for a day that has become synonymous with environmental sustainability. While there were surely dozens of events to champion our planet that had to be canceled in our communities, we can still do a great deal safely from home. Here

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Details On The CARES Act

Details On The CARES Act

During these last several weeks of continual discussions about how our known world has been displaced by another world, we do have some positivity in the actions by Congress with the CARES Act, as noted below. Stimulus check. The recovery rebate checks that are being sent out are actually prepayments to you of a credit

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WE’RE OPEN AND AVAILABLE

WE’RE OPEN AND AVAILABLE

In our overwhelmed Coronavirus state of mind, we know your primary concern is to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. However, we realize you may also be concerned about your portfolio. Even though the volatility in the stock market creates fear, we know this type of fear has happened before and history tells

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