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Race in Finance – Making Black Lives Matter in Financial Services

Installment 5: How to Advance Racial & Economic Justice with Municipal Bonds

An Interview with Rachel J. Robasciotti, Founder & CEO of Adasina Social Capital and Ryan Bowers, Co-Founder of Activest This article is part five of a series about race and racism in financial services. The ...

Race in Finance – Making Black Lives Matter in Financial Services

Installment 4: Is Your Financial Advisor Working Against Systemic Racism?

At Adasina, all of our work is done in community, including with communities inside of the investment and financial world. Today, I’m happy to showcase the work of two of our finance community members, Kamila McDonnough, ...

Race in Finance – Making Black Lives Matter in Financial Services

Installment 3: Looking Outside of Finance for Answers on Race

By: Rachel J. Robasciotti, Founder, Robasciotti & Philipson This article is part three of a series about race and racism in financial services. The full series can be read here.   Impact investors focused on ...

Race in Finance – Making Black Lives Matter in Financial Services

Installment 2: Do our investment defaults fund systemic racism?

By: Rachel J. Robasciotti, Robasciotti & Philipson and Sonya Dreizler, Consultant  This article is part two of a series about race and racism in financial services. The full series can be read here.     ...

Race in Finance – Making Black Lives Matter in Financial Services

Installment 1: Reckoning With Our History

Written by Renee Morgan, Social Justice Strategist This article is part one of a series about race and racism in financial services. The full series can be read here.   The United States is reckoning ...

Stop Funding Systemic Racism. This List Can Help.

Want to work for racial justice? Organize, protest, vote, and spend with intention. And stop giving your investment dollars to companies that exacerbate racial inequities. When publicly traded companies employ these practices, the repercussions extend ...

How To Support Impacted Communities During COVID-19

In this heartbreaking moment, we are seeing the COVID-19 crisis amplifying many of the wealth and health disparities that we know exist within our communities. Across the country, Black, Indigenous and Latino populations are contracting ...

The Enormous Opportunity of This Moment

The health, social and financial effects of the coronavirus have been devastating to individuals and communities, particularly Black and brown communities, around the globe. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of deaths, closed businesses, and US ...

3 Questions Investors with Social Justice Values Should Ask Their Advisor

As sustainable and impact investing become more commonplace, more investors are seeking investments that reflect their personal values, and products and services are coming to market to meet that demand. Those products and services have ...

Investing at the Intersection of Racial Justice & Climate Change

Over the prior nine months, we initiated multiple convenings of the Adasina Community [formerly RISE (Return on Investment and Social Equity)] to learn how best to invest at the intersection of racial justice and climate ...

I Spoke Out to Expose an Abuse of Power: A Note from our Founder, Rachel J. Robasciotti

Last week I was invited to speak at a conference for CEOs and executives in the financial services industry. At the conference, Ken Fisher, founder of the second-largest firm in our industry and manager of ...

Force the Issue Leads on Ending Sexual Harassment at Work

We’re happy to share an update on a project that Robasciotti & Philipson and Adasina Social Capital [formerly RISE (Return on Investment and Social Equity)] have been working on: the Force the Issue campaign and database ...

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