How We Are Making Difference
We introduce our clients to the concept of investing money in a way that can create societal prosperity. Hansen’s Advisory Services, Inc. (HAS) has about eighty percent of client assets in sustainable investments. We have extensive knowledge about socially responsible investing. Many of our clients are very involved in their communities and work toward making our world more peaceful. We provide retirement plans for non-profit organizations and their employees. We have no strict account minimums and gladly serve all those with a desire to reach their financial goals.
HAS has been part of the social justice movement since our founding in 1987. Started by a school teacher, the HAS team is personally and professionally committed to social, environmental, and economic justice.
HAS is woman-owned and women-operated.
* Every team member has a voice in making decisions.
In our Fayetteville office, electricity costs are covered ten months of the year by our roof-top solar panels.
* We have a programmable thermostat and use it.
* We have evaluated our building’s energy efficiencies and acted on those recommendations.
* We are avid recyclers and are “Blue Ribbon” certified recyclers by OCRRA (Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency). In a paper-full industry, we do our best to reduce and reuse paper. We print double-sided when we can. We reuse single-sided paper by printing on the other side. Our files are all digital.
* We are a Green America Gold Certified Business.
* Our website is solar-powered.
* We use a rechargeable battery-powered lawnmower.
* We use electric hedge trimmers and an electric weedeater.
* Two team members drive hybrid cars.
* All of our cleaning products are eco-friendly.
* We buy 100% recycled content office paper
* Most of our light bulbs are compact fluorescent and all replacement bulbs are now compact fluorescent. We also have complete LED lighting in three rooms.
* We source our design, printing, and advertising to local firms.
* All of our catered events are sourced to local providers and serve fresh, local, and organic food.
* All of the art in our office is from a local artist and for sale.
* We display marketing materials from other local businesses in our office that fit clients’ interests.
* We are available to present seminars on SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) and planning for non-traditional couples.
* We publish three newsletters per year for clients covering SRI topics.
* Syracuse Peace Council
* First Affirmative Financial Network
* SAGE Upstate
* Financial Planning Association
* Syracuse Peace Council
* SAGE Upstate, an organization Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Central New Yorkers as they age.
* Syracuse Community Choir
* Gay and Lesbian Chorus
* WCNY – PBS
* WRVO – NPR
* ACTS (Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse)
* Central New York Pride
* Interfaith Works of Central New York – Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism
* NYCLU – New York Civil Liberties Union
* Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
Hansen’s Advisory Services works towards being a partner in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by integrating what we do with their 17 goals. Find out more here.