Did you know that through responsible investing employers can align their retirement plans with the values of their company and its employees? Providing these types of investment options for employee benefits, specifically retirement plans, not only strengthens company morale but also leads to attracting and retaining top talent for organizations.
Let me explain further, starting with a definition of responsible investing.
By Marcio Silveira, Toler Financial Group
Responsible investing is the investment process that integrates the pure financial dimensions of return and risk with environmental, social, and governance considerations, also known as ESG factors. This certain type of investing refers to strategies that integrate these factors into the selection process for employee benefits, including retirement plans.
By Hanna Kim, Intern, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
I have been interning at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for about seven months, since November 2018. My journey to the United States actually started when I was a student in China. I spent two-and-a-half years studying in China, where I had a lot of opportunity to work on projects with a Korean government agency, an international trade company, and a marketing firm.
Through those experiences, I started to study the growth and decline of small and medium-sized firms. During my last semester, I prepared a thesis about cases of direct investment by Korean companies in China. Once I completed my studies, I realized that I needed a comprehensive understanding of what America is like, because the U.S. and Korea have a close partnership – not only economically, but also politically.
By Matt Cheng, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
From May 25 to September 8, 2019, the WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority commonly referred to as Metro) is closing six Metrorail stations south of National Airport to reconstruct outdoor platforms and conduct necessary maintenance. For the past year, NVTC (Northern Virginia Transit Commission) has been working with WMATA and local jurisdictions to provide additional convenient options for riders to get around this summer, including free shuttles, enhanced Metrobus service, and enhanced local service.
By Hannah Dannenfelser, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
The Ambassador Committee works to strengthen the Chamber membership by making every member feel welcome at Chamber events and encouraging them to become involved. This amazing group of volunteers are the first Chamber members many of us meet, and are always friendly faces throughout our memberships.
All new members are given an Ambassador to the Chamber when they first join. Our Ambassador Committee looks to reach out to new members in their first year, serving as an additional resource as long time Chamber members. Ambassadors serve as a trusted voice to new members on how to maximize the Chamber membership, based on the objectives of the new member, and also look to greet new members at upcoming Chamber events.
To get to know your Ambassadors better, we present Hannah Dannenfelser, community involvement ambassador at Arlington Community Federal Credit Union.
The mission of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live and do business in Arlington.
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