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My Life As a Client: My Advisor Wants To Help Me Change The World
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
What do your clients think about you? We talked to Hedy Ratner, a 75-year-old Chicago resident, about what’s really on her mind. I’m a long-time activist. I’ve spent a lifetime doing that. 30 years ago, I founded the Women’s Business Development Center, a 501(C)(3) that supports women’s economic activity and I’m still a...
Impact Investing Experts Weigh In On Paul Tudor Jones' JUST Capital
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Earlier this year, hedge-fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II announced his plans to rate 1,000 publicly traded companies on how just they are–that is, how well they treat other stakeholders, like employees, society and the environment. To that end, along with such celebrities as Deepak Chopra, he started a nonprofit called JUST Capital Foundation. I...
DOL Changes Its Tune About Impact Investing
Friday, October 30, 2015
Impact investing just took another big step towards becoming mainstream, with the help of the Department of Labor (DOL). And all the hard work investors have been doing to build reliable ways to measure results seems to be a contributing factor. Specifically, the DOL recently posted guidance about what it calls economically targeted investments (ETIs) made...
Marc J. Lane: Chicago's Global Problem-Solver
Sunday, August 30, 2015
GET YOUR COPY OF "THE MISSION-DRIVEN VENTURE"! View article Peterborough's problem was daunting: Sixty percent of prisoners serving short-term sentences historically had gone on to re-offend within a year after their release. But policymakers were confident that a solution was within their reach. They attracted private...
Our Mid-Term Election-Year Market Outlook
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The stock market was very strong in 2013 with the S&P 500 index finishing at 1,848, up 32%. This was the best annual gain for the index since 1997. All of the ten sectors in the index generated positive returns. After such a strong year, our outlook is more benign yet still positive for the balance of this year. As of this writing, the S&P 500 is...
The Quest to Build a Sustainable and Equitable Economy through Values-based Investing
Monday, February 3, 2014
The growing influence of sustainable and responsible investing continues to cultivate a more just and equitable economy. Its efforts have fostered progressive changes in corporate behavior, helping to improve executive pay practices, increase board diversity and transparency on political contributions, enhance labor and human rights conditions, and address...
The ETF - Managed Portfolio Solution
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Marc J. Lane Investment Management, Inc. has been providing portfolio management solutions for high net-worth individuals since 2002. Historically, those services have only been made available to our clients with over $500,000 to invest. But now we are offering a competitive solution for clients with investable assets of $100,000 or more. These portfolios...
Spotlight on Chicago Chapter
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Posted on December 19, 2012 in Chapter News Edited by Madeline Graham, Chapter Services Leader Marc Lane (chapter chair) took some time out to answer our questions about the SEA Chicago Chapter. When did you become a chapter? 2009 What has been your biggest achievement(s) since becoming a chapter? 1. Host of the 2011 Social Enterprise Alliance...
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Announcing Marc J. Lane's 35th Book:

The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World's Most Vexing Social Problems

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