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E. J. Ourso College of Business Announces 2021 Hall of Distinction Inductees and Outstanding Young Alum Award Winner

BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is proud to announce the 2021 Hall of Distinction inductees—Scott Agosta and Suzanne Mestayer. Additionally, the college will recognize the first-ever Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient…
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The 50-year ‘overnight’ success

  Sustainable investing is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.    – The Forum…
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ESG investing: Spotlight on board composition

It’s the annual proxy season, and many eyes are on investor votes concerning a variety of corporate matters including the election of board members. Suzanne Mestayer In a world increasingly focused on diversity, equity and inclusion,…
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The rise of ESG investing: It’s easier to make a difference

Sometimes we forget that money is basically a tool. It can be used for basic exchange needs like food, shelter, clothing and others, and it can be used as an investment tool to accomplish a variety of purposes. For financial advisors, a great…
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Thoughts in Charts: Do I Need That?

These two charts aren’t earth-shattering bits of new information; however, they did give me pause. I came across these while reading Jonathan McCarthy’s “Discretionary and Nondiscretionary Services Expenditures during the COVID 19…
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Thoughts in Charts: Quilting Lessons

My grandmother was a skilled quilter. She and I spent many summers in her sewing room meticulously building these works of art. I often would get so lost in the block-by-block detail, that I’d forget to step back and see what was really…
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Thoughts in Charts: Office Space

  Office Uncertainty: it’s a real thing. With so many people working from home, I’d love to see a graph about how much time people have spent wondering if they will ever return to the office. It’s probably up there with the…
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Thoughts in Charts: The Price of Pie

Back in May, I posted “Thoughts in Charts: The Price of Food” which explored food inflation as a portion of the changes in prices we see in our daily lives. This chart from The Wall Street Journal article “Thanksgiving in a Pandemic…
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Thoughts in Charts: Red or Blue Economy?

As we near some answers about the presidential election, I'm breaking out one of my favorite political prospective charts. This Pew Research Center survey found that economic perspective varies significantly based on political leanings.…
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Thoughts in Charts: We Will Pay for This

Source: Congressional Budget Office This week’s graph is a bit of a bummer, so if you are having a “rainbows and butterflies” type of day, maybe just skip it. The chart is the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) projection of…