Catching Our Eye | December 14, 2022

‘Catching Our Eye’ is a monthly collection of curated content from Invest for Better. This collection was featured in our December 14, 2023 e-newsletter.


From the World Economic Forum, “7 leaders share how innovative thinking can tackle climate change” (article).

From an article in the New York Times recently, “elite B-schools are adding ESG to their curriculums. Examples include Harvard’s Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society and the Wharton School … nearly half of the Yale School of Management’s core curriculum is devoted to ESG.”

Phuong Luong is a Principal at Saltbox Financial, where she is a virtual, fee-only Registered Investment Advisor. She is also an IFB PathfinderMorningstar recently featured her article “Which Sustainable-Investing Approach Is Right for Your Clients?”

A new book by Julia Boorstin, “When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them” is described as “Outliers meets Lean In”. Boorstin reveals the “odds-defying leadership and counterintuitive approaches of women running the world’s most innovative (and successful) companies—and what we can learn from them”.

In tandem with Julia Boorstin book, check out this ‘Talks at GS‘ (Goldman Sachs) with Boorstin and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO/Co-founder, Ellevest.

In the Wall Street Journal, “Labor Department Clears Path for 401(k) Plans to Offer ESG Funds” (article) – “Americans may soon have more options to align their retirement savings with their values, thanks to the Labor Department. Just before Thanksgiving, the agency issued a rule clarifying that employers can take into account ESG factors when selecting 401(k) investments and exercising proxy voting. Just 13% of 401(k) plans offer socially responsible investment options today, but industry experts expect demand for such investments to grow.”

From Parallelle FinanceGender Lens Investing Q3 2022 Report examines the third-quarter performance and composition of gender lens equity funds and provides updates on gender lens fixed income and women in the workplace and economy.