The inauguration is just days away. But our most powerful tool for change is utterly ignored: the dollars we invest in our mutual funds and 403b retirement plan. In a world where money talks (more loudly, perhaps than ever), transparency and knowledge are our strongest assets. We all should be sure our investments align with our values - AND - we need to learn how to use the power of our pocketbooks to influence the corporate policies we demand, in alignment with our values and desire to protect the Earth.
Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow, and author of the very timely new book The Shareholder Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable (Berrett-Koehler) will show us why:
- Empowered Investors can unite to Fight the Trump Agenda;
- Shareholder Advocacy is Easier Than You Think; and
- We Usually Don't Know What Our Money is Doing But we Can Easily Find Out
Andy will describe the work of As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group he leads, make the case for progressive capitalism, and show how regular people like you and me can make a difference, even if our "portfolios" are small. Unless you keep all your savings in a box under your bed, this brown bag talk will be useful for you! Space is limited so please RSVP by January 15th at https://eii-brownbag-behar.eventbrite.com
Andy will have copies of the book on hand to sell and sign.