The Environmental Center of Bend has selected Cascade Financial Strategies as a Green Spot Business. The Green Spot promotes sustainably run, community conscious and locally-owned businesses. They work to educate consumers, business owners and our community about the benefits of supporting a sustainable and local economy.
“Consistent with our philosophy of embedding sustainability into our daily lives, we look forward to helping the Environmental Center spread the context of their mission to make a valiant difference in the choices people make for the sake of the environment,” said Jack Schniepp, owner of Cascade Financial Strategies. “We are thrilled to accept the distinction as a Green Spot Business.”
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is a way to use our financial system to change society by way of incorporating values into investment decisions. It’s an investment strategy, which seeks to maximize both financial return and social good. Proudly, Cascade Financial Strategies is the only Central Oregon member of the U.S. Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF).
With the rising amount of publicity on the possible impact of climate changes, SRI is becoming more and more popular as both individuals and institutions are seeking to align the direction of their investments with their core values. In a recent report by Morgan Stanley, one dollar of every six dollars is professionally managed in the United States, with almost $6.7 trillion in some form of sustainable investments.