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Your comprehensive guide to ESG investing

The pandemic has changed most people’s view of finances. From how we manage our money to how we put our dollars to work in support of our communities, causes and passions, 2020 has put a lot into perspective. We’ve persevered through several economic and social curveballs this year and it has shown us that the investment landscape is changing. Today, we can align our values and interests with our portfolio by focusing on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing.

ESG investing: Past, present and future

A growing number of investors are dedicating their dollars toward funds that have an environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) focus. But while ESG investing is becoming more popular, it remains mysterious to many. To better understand an ESG approach to investing, it’s worthwhile to review how it began, where it is now and how it’s likely to evolve in the future.

She built it, will they come? Investment analyst veteran shares the ‘Why’ behind ESG

Advisors and investors continue to have increased interest in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing. To help shed light on this “new-but-old” option, we talked with investment analyst Jennifer Boxberger, who leads ESG investment initiatives at UMB. In this personal Q&A, Jennifer shares details about her career history, her ongoing journey in the ESG investing space, and key considerations for investors.

Build a Financial Plan for 2021

2020 has been a year none of us will forget. Throughout it, we witnessed a rocky economy, sky-high unemployment numbers and an unprecedented election cycle. But through it all, our clients relied on their financial plan to carry them through the storm. A financial plan can be your greatest asset as you weather the ups and downs of the market and strive to achieve your goals.

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