All Posts Tagged: investors

Leader in social entrepreneurship: Tony Hillery, founder of Harlem Grown

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy

As part of my work in wealth management strategy, I have the opportunity to work with and advise a wide variety of entrepreneurs and business owners, and it’s always insightful to hear their personal stories and learn about the impact they have had in their own careers.

For our second annual NextGen Experience in Silicon Valley hosted by Bank of the West Wealth Management and BNP Paribas, a group of our millennial clients from more than 20 countries around the globe got a chance to hear directly from entrepreneur Tony Hillery, of Harlem Grown. Tony’s story is an uncommon and inspiring one. He has gone from owner of a successful limousine business catering to entertainment and sports celebrities to heading an organization that uses urban farming to revitalize neighborhoods.

In fact, his example may especially resonate with younger generations. According to our 2018 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur report, elite entrepreneurs and “millennipreneurs” (entrepreneurs under 36 years old) are showing an increasing desire for their investments to have a positive impact.

Tony shared with us his thoughts on one of the biggest risks today’s entrepreneurs face.

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Taking the high-speed train to purpose investment

Julie Davitz
Posted by Julie Davitz
Strategic Philanthropy
Blur of fast-moving train inside a beautiful, contemporary train station with blue ceiling.

Conscious capitalism’s growth in importance to investors around the world (especially millennials) is hard to deny.

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Talking climate change & investing with The Nature Conservancy’s CEO

Jenny Flores
Posted by Jenny Flores
Corporate Social Responsibility
Jenny Flores and Mark Tercek in the Nasdaq studio in San Francisco

Investors must push companies and governments to make commitments to environmental goals, he said, noting that they will listen to “smart investors.”

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Investment Insights: Take a deep breath

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Two concerned stock traders - man and a woman - staring at a monitor.

The decline has already erased the entirety of 2018 gains for the S&P 500, after investors enjoyed a return of 7.55% in the first 26 days of the year.

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Higher standards: The attraction of benefit corporations

Steve Prostano
Family Wealth Advisors

Investing in benefit corps doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing financial return.

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