Blog : November 2014

Progressive Asset Management Moves Equality Forward, Calms Market Correction Woes, Takes on Big Banks

By Craig | Nov 3, 2014 | in

Progressive Asset Management (PAM), an independent full-service investment brokerage firm specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, is doing their part for women's equality in the business sector. Local PAM Group members Michael Smith and Hunter Brownlie recently attended a luncheon put on by leading ESG fund family Pax World Funds to promote the recently created Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund.

Pax World partnered with Sallie L. Krawcheck, considered one of the nations most respected and knowledgeable financial executives, as well as the owner and chair of Ellevate, a growing professional women's network dedicated to the economic engagement and advancement of women worldwide, to create a fund which promotes women's advancement in the workplace. The fund chooses companies from the arena of global stocks that meet environmental, social and sustainability measures as well as their commitment to women’s equality in the workplace.

PAM is also focusing on alleviating customer’s market correction worries. With the media declaring the financial market over-saturated, over-valued and rising so high that the only direction for it to go next is down, many customers fear another crash. However, PAM is quick to note that this is not Newton's law of motion, but the world of finance which follows the forces of profit, population and productivity and thereby a different set of rules. According to PAM, while markets have ups and downs, if you follow a set of time-tested investment rules such as being clear about and sticking to your risk tolerance, diversifying your investment with the proper asset allocation, including rebalancing, allowing for time in the market – not market timing, and dollar-cost averaging, you can turn the tables on corrections and actually take advantage of them.*

MetalWave eCycling event with QA Cafe

By Sam | Nov 3, 2014 | in

Watch how our local community came together to responsibly recycle their old electronics! Big thanks to MetalWave, Inc. and QA Cafe for making this happen. Did you know you can recycle batteries for free and receive up to 50% off other items if you have a Green Alliance card? Sign up here.

Thinking Globally, Succeeding Locally

By Sam | Nov 3, 2014 | in

Has anyone ever asked you what it is we do here at the Green Alliance? This video breaks it down.