Interactive Brokers Launches Innovative Sustainable Investing Tool
Interactive Brokers Group (Nasdaq: IBKR), a global brokerage firm, today unveiled an innovative, interactive Impact Dashboard designed to help clients evaluate and invest in companies that align with their values. The dashboard, which is free for all clients to use, sets a new standard for tools that can be used for sustainable, socially responsible, and values-based investing. The launch comes as interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is soaring. ESG assets are expected to top $53 trillion by 2022, according to research released in September by Celent.
“The future of sustainable investing begins with the Impact Dashboard, which allows investors to align their portfolios with their values,” said Will Peterffy, ESG Director at Interactive Brokers. “In a world lacking transparency, the dashboard quickly analyzes and grades your stock portfolio based on your values and presents your holdings through a personalized ‘impact lens’. You can then decide whether to keep your investments or move your capital to companies which better align with what matters most to you. The Impact Dashboard ushers in a new era where moral, ethical, and responsible behavior can begin to be valued in the marketplace.”
The Impact Dashboard allows investors to select their personal investment criteria from 13 impact values and principles including Clean Air, Pure Water, Ocean Life, Land Health, Consumer Safety, Ethical Leadership, Gender Equality, Racial Equality, LGBTQ Inclusion, Company Transparency, Sustainable Product Lifecycle, Mindful Business Models and Fair Labor & Thriving Communities. Clients can also exclude investments based on 10 categories: animal testing, business ethics controversies, corporate political spending and lobbying, energy-intensive, fossil fuels, greenhouse emissions, hazardous waste, high water usage, tobacco, alcohol and gambling and weapons and gun manufacturers.
The Impact Dashboard is currently available in Beta on the professional-grade Trader Workstation, easy-to-use Client Portal and IBKR Mobile app. The new Impact Dashboard solidifies Interactive Brokers’ leadership role in the realm of sustainable investing. In 2018, the company rolled out Refinitiv Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance metrics to help clients make investment decisions based on ESG ratings. This year, the company added Truvalue Labs™ scores based on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework. The ratings functionality has been expanded to help people identify companies engaging in controversial business practices that do not align with their values.
The company’s robo advisor, Interactive Advisors, which was named “Best for Socially Responsible Investing” in 2020 by Investopedia, launched Socially Responsible Investment portfolios in 2019 and now offers 18 ready-made portfolios. Interactive Advisors also lets clients select from exclusion groups to avoid companies that do not align with their values and micro-customize their portfolios with single stock exclusions.
Interactive Brokers has long been recognized around the globe for its advanced technology, transparent and superior pricing, and breadth of product. In 1983 the company developed the first hand-held computer used for trading. In 2019, Interactive Brokers shook up the industry by becoming the first major broker to announce commission-free trading, and to introduce fractional shares. With the Impact Dashboard, Interactive Brokers is expanding its suite of sustainable investing solutions.
For more information and to view a video of the Impact Dashboard, visit ibkr.com/impact.
About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.:
Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities, and foreign exchange around the clock on over 135 markets in numerous countries and currencies, from a single IBKR Integrated Investment Account to clients worldwide. We service individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, financial advisors and introducing brokers. Our four decades of focus on technology and automation has enabled us to equip our clients with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios. We strive to provide our clients with advantageous execution prices and trading, risk and portfolio management tools, research facilities and investment products, all at low or no cost, positioning them to achieve superior returns on investments. Barron’s ranked Interactive Brokers #1 with 5 out of 5 stars in its February 24, 2020, Best Online Broker Review.
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
Investors: Nancy Stuebe, 203-618-4070
Media: Kalen Holliday, 203-618-4069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Technology Entrepreneurs Choose Chengdu as Destination and Benefit From the City’s International Business-Friendly Environment26.11.2020 09:23:00 CET | Press release
Chengdu has long had an international reputation as a highly livable city. In recent years, Chengdu has also cultivated a business-friendly environment aligned with international standards, making the city fertile soil for enterprise development, especially in the tech sector. XGIMI Technology, a Chengdu-based leading provider of multi-functional smart projectors and laser TVs in China, attributed part of its success to Chengdu’s favorable environment, helping the firm to grow and in 2018 surpass global giants Epson and Sony in the Chinese projector market for the first time. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201126005495/en/ XGIMI Technology Founder Mr. Zhong Bo (Photo: Business Wire) According to data on China’s projector market in the first half of 2020 released by IDC, XGIMI ranked first in terms of shipments and sales, with a market share of 22%. Five XGMI models feature in the top ten projectors by shipmen
Lexon’s Oblio Named as One of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions Of 202026.11.2020 08:57:00 CET | Press release
20 years after making the cover of TIME with their flagship Tykho radio, French design brand Lexon is back on the prestigious publication to reiterate its mission to continuously create disruptive, useful and affordable design objects that improve our daily lives. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201125005899/en/ Oblio (Photo: Business Wire) More than just highlighting the groundbreaking French invention, TIME award confirms Oblio’s position as a must-have innovation for today’s world, as it has been crafted in-house primarily as a sleek UV-C sanitizer to prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria that are found on our smartphones, using its built-in UV-C LED technology located on its front interior. UV-C LEDs destroy and eradicate the DNA of microorganisms found in viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs. Capable of fully sanitizing a single surface at a time, Oblio can deliver a 360° disinfection by simply
Vifor Pharma supports Iron Deficiency Day 2020 to highlight global impact on health and gender inequality26.11.2020 07:00:00 CET | Press release
Regulatory News: Vifor Pharma is marking the sixth anniversary of Iron Deficiency Day, focused on raising international awareness of the serious health impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia1 – with the support of international organizations including Global Heart Hub, Anaemia Community, the Heart Failure Policy Network and Croí, the West of Ireland cardiac foundation. Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia affect an estimated one in every three people worldwide2, with pre-menopausal women, pregnant women and children under five most likely to be affected.6 Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of Women Political Leaders, said: “Iron deficiency in women remains a global problem. It is a debilitating condition that can easily be treated. It is important for women around the world to listen to their bodies, and take the time to educate themselves on what is normal, and what could be caused by a lack of iron. The role of politicians is important in finding appropriate solutions.
Abionic Launches First Covid-19 Severity Test to Triage Patients Quickly and Accurately26.11.2020 05:00:00 CET | Press release
Abionic SA, a Swiss Medtech firm based in Lausanne, has developed the cSOFA score, a tool to assess the severity of Covid-19. The cSOFA score (Covid Sequential Organ Failure Assessment) measures the likelihood of clinical deterioration in Covid-19 patients, enabling triage and assignment to the general ward or intensive care units (ICU) upon admission and during the patients’ hospital stay. A low score allows medical decisions to be made on safely discharging patients from the hospital or moving them from the ICU to the general ward, freeing up much-needed ICU and hospital capacities. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries around the globe are faced with increasing occupancy rates in hospitals, particularly in ICUs, and many ICUs at or near capacity. Patient triage, until now, has relied mostly on patient age, a criterion sometimes criticized for being discriminatory. The cSOFA score enables a shift from demographic to medical criteria, taking into account the severity of each
Mavenir and Airtel Demonstrate O-RAN RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) at Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest hosted by Airtel in India26.11.2020 04:00:00 CET | Press release
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest integrated telco, together with Mavenir, demonstrated O-RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), at the recent Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest it hosted. The Global Plugfest, which was a first for the India region participation, showcased the growing maturity of the O-RAN ecosystem. The event allowed participants to integrate and validate conformance & interoperability of the solutions implemented based on O-RAN defined architecture & specifications to accelerate readiness of solutions for commercial deployments. The O-RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) demonstrated by Mavenir and Airtel makes use of advanced machine learning algorithms to optimize network performance. This demonstration showed RIC in action, ingesting configuration data and performance metrics from a demonstration RAN, and iteratively optimizing the configuration parameters to achieve improvement in key performance indicators. The target objective function is configurable by the operato
MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ25.11.2020 16:00:00 CET | Press release
MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies Inc. (“MEDIROM”), the healthcare company which runs branded relaxation salons in Japan, today announced it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its American Depositary Receipts which represent the common shares of the Company. The number of ADRs to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. MEDIROM has applied to list its ADR on Nasdaq Capital Market. Maxim Group LLC is acting as lead manager and representative of the underwriters for the offering. The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Once available, a copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or from the offices of Maxim Group LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 405 Lexington Ave Second Floor, New York, NY 10174, telephone: 1-212-