Responsible Investing Policy

Our firm was founded in the year 1919, with the aim to professionalize the practice of investment counsel. 1919 Investment Counsel (“1919”) deploys a team of highly-trained, experienced, and ethical advisors, subject to a rigorous standard of conduct. We put the client’s interests before our own, and pledge to provide bespoke advice for each client,…

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ESG 101: What is Environmental, Social and Governance Investing?

ESG has become a hot topic for investors. With bold public statements from corporate leaders and well-publicized commitments from numerous financial services firms, ESG is what people are reading and talking about. Some investment products are labeled as “ESG,” and at times, companies are referred to as “ESG companies.” Many companies now reference ESG in…

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1919 SDGs Series: Inclusive and Diverse World

A 1919 Series: The UN Sustainable Development Goals Inclusive and Diverse World At 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC (1919), we believe making a positive societal impact can go hand-in-hand with achieving one’s financial goals. One way we measure the social and environmental impact of the investments we make for our clients is the degree to which…

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1919 SDGs Series Introduction

A 1919 Series: The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Understanding the SDGs as a framework for impact investors and a roadmap for corporations At 1919, we believe there are opportunities to invest in responsible companies making a positive impact on long-term societal challenges. We have identified key themes or areas of impact: Clean and Accessible…

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Sustainable Finance: Fixed Income Meets Responsible Investing

 We continue our series on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related investment topics with this short primer on Sustainable Finance instruments. In prior reports, we have reviewed the meaning of ESG (ESG 101), as well as discussed specific ESG topics such as climate change (Investing and Climate Change). Additionally, we wrote about the energy transition…

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Firm Profile/Catholic Values Strategy

ABOUT US Founded nearly a century ago, 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC provides customized equity and fixed income strategies for institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals. Our roots date back to 1919 when Scudder Stevens & Clark, our predecessor firm, pioneered the Investment Counsel Industry. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the firm managed approximately $19.3…

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Investing & Climate Change ─ Balancing Risks & Opportunities

While the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current health and economic crises have necessarily dominated the public discourse over the past year, the simmering trouble of climate change and the global push to rein in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have not gone away. At 1919 Investment Counsel, we continue to focus on this…

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The COVID-19 Vaccine: Public Health and ESG Impact

Public Health Outcomes and Other Vaccine-Related ESG Considerations During the seasonal change from summer to fall, many of us prepare to receive our flu shot—a trip to the pharmacy that is routine in a typical year. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the global search for an effective and safe vaccine races forward, and we…

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