IMPACT INVESTING

Explore our shared value income model, and how we invest for maximum ESG impact

We designed our company with a shared value foundation.

We are both a business that generates profit, and a business that re-invests profit back into the world to make it better. We’re not about wealth accumulation- we’re about world transformation.

That’s why we walk the talk. Over 25% of our firm’s net income is invested back into SRI, ESG, and Impact Investing. When you hire us, we pay it forward.

-CEO, Larissa maxwell

At the Maxwell Consulting Group, we care about investing, but not solely for a financial return. We re-invest at least 25% of our net income (so after salaries and expenses are paid) back into companies, initiatives, scholarships, and investments that kick some ass for good.

Impact Investing: investments that have a clearly defined intentionality for achieving a measurable impact (net positive impact) while at the same time targeting financial returns that at least preserve the principal.

SRI (Socially Responsible Investing): investments considered socially responsible due to the nature of the business the company conducts. For example, investing in companies with strong human rights frameworks or selling products/services that enhance positive outcomes for communities.

ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Investing: investing in companies that score highly on environmental and societal responsibility scales as determined by third-party, independent companies and research groups.

HOW WE INVEST


THE VIOLINI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • The Violini Scholarship Fund is in memorial of Iolanda Violini (May 7, 1931-December 18, 2021), the beloved grandmother of our founder, Larissa Maxwell.
  • Scholarships are offered through two organizations- The Salvation Army Illuminate and the UBC Sauder School of Business- to support education related expenses for self-identified women who have lived experience of poverty, abusive relationships, exploitation, human trafficking, single motherhood, and/or limited access to education.
  • To learn more, or make a secure, online tax-receiptable donation, click here.


ADDITIONAL PURPOSE-DRIVEN INVESTMENTS

Principles for Responsible Investing

Responding to regulation, client demands, and materiality, we engage Principles for Responsible Investment (a United Nations supported network) in our investment decisions, including companies and organizations who engage SRI/ESG foundational considerations, and ESG improvements.

Angel Investing

We provide one-time financial backing for small startups, entrepreneurs, and organizations who are seeking to bring to market products, services, and business practices that we think kick some ass for good. In return- we ask for ESG focused metrics.

ESG Investment Portfolios

We encourage our partners and staff to invest in Fossil Fuel Free, SRI, and ESG focused portfolios for their personal and retirement focused investments. Our leadership team currently invests 100% in ESG portfolios.


WHAT ARE IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMPACT INVESTING?

ENVIRONMENT

1. Climate change

2. Resource depletion

3. Waste

4. Pollution

5. Deforestation

6. Land Sacredness

SOCIAL

1. Human rights

2. Modern slavery

3. Child labour

4. Working conditions

5. Decision making and shared power

6. Employee relations

7. Safe mechanisms for accountability

GOVERNANCE

1. Bribery and corruption

2. Executive pay and gender equity

3. Board diversity and structure

4. Political lobbying and donations

5. Tax strategy

6. Innovation and sustainable solutions


Thinking about impact investing? Could you be doing more with your current investments?

“We need to start to talk about money in ways that dethrone it and make it subject to human ethics and standards of love and decency.”

– Joel Solomon

If you are interested to grow your own Impact Investing Strategy, we suggest a few areas to start your research;

Principles for Responsible Investing

Green/Climate Bonds

Responsible Investment Association of Canada

Speak to your financial advisor to discover what Socially Responsible Investments/ESG Investment Portfolios are available.