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FFC Announcement – Planned Giving Program Manager Hired

July 12th, 2017

I am very pleased to announce that Michelle D. (“Mimi”) Blackwell, JD has joined the Friends Fiduciary team as Planned Giving Program Manager. Mimi will work to coordinate and grow FFC’s planned giving services which include facilitating and administering charitable gift annuities, charitable lead and remainder trusts, and donor advised funds. Mimi will work closely […]

Friends Fiduciary Urges Business Council to Speak Out On Travel Restrictions

June 30th, 2017

Friends Fiduciary joins investors in voicing concerns about President Trump’s travel ban.

Friends Fiduciary Joins Investor Initiative to End Deforestation in Latin America

June 21st, 2017

Friends Fiduciary asks companies to commit to zero deforestation in their supply chains.

Friends Fiduciary’s Comcast Proposal Appears in Philadelphia Inquirer

May 11th, 2017

Friends Fiduciary’s shareholder resolution asking Comcast to disclose more lobbying spending featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pressure on Vertex Mounts with Press Coverage of Friends Fiduciary’s Shareholder Resolution

May 1st, 2017

Two articles outline Friends Fiduciary’s concerns.

Friends Fiduciary Supports Fuel Efficiency Standards

April 17th, 2017

Friends Fiduciary and other investors write to EPA in support of fuel efficiency standards for the auto industry.

Friends Fiduciary Asks Banks to Support a Reroute of the Dakota Access Pipeline

March 31st, 2017

Friends Fiduciary joins other investors in urging banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline to support a reroute.

Friends Fiduciary Thanks Companies for Supporting Ohio Clean Energy Policy

February 23rd, 2017

Friends Fiduciary acknowledges companies for speaking out against Ohio clean energy freeze.

Friends Fiduciary Calls for Companies to Set Emissions Reduction Targets

January 18th, 2017

Friends Fiduciary joins other investors in urging companies to meet their commitment to set science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on our Portfolios

December 19th, 2016

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on our Portfolios On Wednesday, December 14, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank made the long anticipated decision to raise its policy rates by 0.25%. This is the first increase in a year and only the second increase within the past ten years. Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, signaled […]