Talking and walking the impact investment beat

  • ImpactAlpha Editor David Bank's standard response... to the question of why he started ImpactAlpha and assigned himself to impact investing was...
  • Let’s cover... impact investing like a real beat, on the hunch that it will eventually become one.
  • The beat is here... In 'The Impact Alpha," his new column, Bank tells readers the challenge for the new ImpactAlpha is staying ahead on it.

What’s the fiduciary duty of index investors when it comes to gun companies?

  • Index funds should focus... on how gun sales gun affect the systems on which all of the companies in the index depend, says B-Lab's legal head Rick Alexander.
  • A fiduciary... must think systemically in order to serve the interests of investors.
  • This means... an investment steward can forgo a gain at an individual company to preserve systemic value, and the value of an entire portfolio.