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A conversation with Jeremy Barnicle of Ecotrust

Newsroom
Posted by Newsroom
Corporate News

Jeffrey Burch, managing director, Southwest Food and Agribusiness at Bank of the West, recently sat down with Jeremy Barnicle, executive director of Ecotrust, an Oregon-based organization that fosters economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being, and 2017 Innovation Award winner in our annual Philanthropy Awards.

Closeup of Jaremy Barnicle of Ecotrust,, outside on a sidewalkBarnicle talked about the importance of using market-oriented tools to promote Ecotrust’s mission – to restore the environment and grow economic opportunities, as part of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurship Center’s “Intersection of Entrepreneurship & Climate Innovation” event, sponsored by Bank of the West and held in conjunction with the recent Global Climate Action Summit.

“To see how you can use for-profit entities to help advance social or environmental outcome is really great,” Barnicle noted.

Watch some of the conversation with Jeremy Barnicle of Ecotrust.

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U.S. Outlook: Preview of next week’s FOMC meeting

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing Fed funds rate hike projections into 2019

The Fed funds future market is currently putting a 99.3% probability on another rate hike on Wednesday.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our Q2 2017 report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Photo of the US Treasury building, with historic male statue in front.

Under the new plan, Fed officials should be able to evaluate the market’s reaction to the reductions before the more-than-likely third and final rate hike in December.

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Investment Insights: An extraordinary unwinding

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Rock of Gilbraltar shrounded by a large cloud at sunset looming over a nearby beach.

Markets are being heavily influenced by proposed policy changes and how those will sway economic growth.

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Investment Insights: Walking the tightrope

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Man on a tightrope over a grassy field at sunset.

Financial markets continue to float undecidedly at current levels while trying to digest announcements from central banks and how the global economy is actually faring.

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