Forward Momentum™: Exclusive Sustainable Investing Issue



Our goal is to keep you inspired, informed, and connected to the leading voices and current thinking in the industry. 


5 Best Practices for Sustainable Investing

Sixty-two percent of families regard Sustainable Investing as important for their legacies. Learn more about Sustainable Investing and what it can mean for your portfolio and your family’s future in this video.


10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Jumping into Impact Investing

If your family is thinking about expanding its investment strategy to include sustainable investments, click to read Pitcairn's 10 questions to consider before getting started.

Below is a suggested list of articles focused on Sustainable Investing from Pitcairn's Wealth Momentum partners:

  • GIIN 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey: The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is widely recognized as one of the world's leading sources of data and perspectives on Impact Investing. This 2020 survey reflects insights from 294 respondents who collectively manage $404 billion of impact investing assets.
  • The ImPact - Theory of Change: The ImPact was launched in 2016 by a group of visionary families committed to aligning their assets with their values. Their purpose is to improve the probability and pace of solving social and environmental problems by increasing the flow of capital to investments that generate measurable impact. This article looks at the heart of their community.


Our Family Learning team has put together the following list of educational tools to help individuals and families expand their Sustainable Investing knowledge, including a free online course and a podcast.


One of our favorite beginner courses is The Sustainable Development Goals: A Global, Transdisciplinary Vision for the Future from The University of Copenhagen. In this free 3-week, approximately 10-hour course, participants will get a historical overview of how impact and sustainability has been understood, as well as a thorough introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – what they are, how progress can be measured, and how the SDGs are relevant for the management of the global systems supporting humanity.



The Causeartist podcast, Disruptors for GOOD, explores social entrepreneurs around the world who have dedicated their lives to ethical fashion, Impact Investing, sustainable travel, and businesses that impact the world in a positive way. The founder of Causeartist, Grant Trahant, does one-on-one interviews with some of the most creative and impactful startups and brands around the world. Available on Apple Podcast and Spotify.



Sustainability platform AWorld recently launched a mobile app in support of the United Nations' ActNow campaign. Powered by gamification, the app encourages users to build sustainable habits by rewarding them for their progress and accomplishments. You'll find educational journeys, stories, tips, and challenges all geared toward making better choices part of your everyday life.



Upcoming Rising Gen Collaborative on Sustainable Investing

The Rising Gen Collaborative is Pitcairn's peer learning and networking group exclusively for rising gen clients ages 19-35. We are excited to host this virtual gathering on November 19th - see below for more details! If you are interested in learning more, contact your Relationship Manager or email us.





About Pitcairn

Pitcairn is a true family office and leader in helping families navigate the challenges and opportunities created by the interplay of family and financial dynamics. Through Wealth Momentum®, an experience-based family office model, Pitcairn helps families achieve a more effective and complete experience. Since its inception, Pitcairn has partnered with some of the world’s wealthiest families to meet their needs and drive better outcomes – year to year, decade to decade, generation to generation. Today, Pitcairn is recognized as an innovator, guiding families through generational transitions and redefining the industry standard for family offices. The firm is located in Philadelphia, with offices in New York and Washington, DC and a network of resources around the world.