Loren Francis was featured in this Investment Executive article on December 14, 2020 Read more…
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When it comes to philanthropy and charitable giving, do you have a random approach to giving, or a strategic
approach to giving? Do you only give when asked or are you deeply passionate about a particular cause? Do you
give on a local, national or international level? Do you give to be social and attend galas and golf tournaments? Or
are you fully engaged, and growing and learning by your giving approach? How important is philanthropy to you?
Loren Francis was featured in this Globe and Mail article on August 24, 2020
Loren Francis was featured in this Financial Post article on July 13, 2020
It is no surprise that companies and their investors are increasingly recognizing the importance of sustainability. Hardly a day goes by without discussion in the mainstream and the financial media about the impact of sustainability issues. Today many companies whose shares trade on public exchanges acknowledge their need to provide better disclosure of material Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors to allow investors to make more informed decisions. Furthermore, applying an ESG lens is increasingly becoming recognized as a core fiduciary duty amongst global investors.
Whether saving for a rainy day or creating wealth for the benefit of the next generation, investing by its nature is about the future. At HighView we take a goals-based investment approach, and as wealth architects, we look to design an investment strategy that meets our clients’ goals for their future.
How does a company go bankrupt because of a forest fire? How does an investment grade company fall to junk status in a week? Just ask Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) how 2018 stacked up for them. What can we learn from this to be able to ask our investee companies the right questions?
Loren Francis was featured in this Golden Girl Finance article on November 19, 2020
I was featured as an expert contributor in the the Journal of the Global Accounting Alliance. The article, titled “Make Up Your Mind”, discusses how indecision can seriously damage a leader’s credibility and reputation, and what leaders need to know to step up their decision-making skills and start making tough calls fast.