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Towards Aware and No-Harm Investing

Most of us want to “do the right thing”. But traditionally, we don’t know what’s in our investment portfolios. While our investments affect the world we live in, most of us are not aware of where our investments go, and if those investments support what we believe in.

And, sometimes, what we thought was having a positive impact, is actually creating the opposite effect.

Do you want to understand what your money is doing, while making sure that the return you get is not destructive to you, other people, and the world?

Are you wondering if your investments are aligned with your moral and environmental compass?

In this week’s AWESome EarthKind podcast, we dive into the world of Aware and No-Harm Investing as Marco Vangelisti shares his story on how to have a positive impact by understanding how investment systems work.

Marco Vangelisti, CFA, is a 100% Aware and No-Harm investor with a longstanding commitment to impact and regenerative investing. He is the founder of Essential Knowledge for Transition (EK4T) – a company that aims to democratize large systems in society and redesign them to be in balance with nature.

Marco is also one of the founding members of the leadership team of the Slow Money Northern California Network since its inception. He came to the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar in Mathematics and Economics at the University of California, and is now a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) teaching portfolio management, asset allocation, and performance and risk analysis at the San Francisco CFA Institute.

Marco first spent 20 years in conventional finance, working for a company that builds quantitative models for equity and fixed income markets around the world. However, while managing $20 Billion of what was supposed to be socially responsible investments, Marco learned that what he was doing was not actually aligned with his values. He quit his job and started a movement to change investment systems.

Now Marco is teaching people how to move to Aware and No-Harm investing – so that you know what your money is doing while also being assured that it causes no harm to you and the world we live in.

Listen to Marco’s inspiring story at or on your favorite podcast platform.

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses.

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