Month: June 2019

She built it, will they come? Investment analyst veteran shares the ‘Why’ behind ESG

Advisors and investors continue to have increased interest in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing. To help shed light on this “new-but-old” option, we talked with investment analyst Jennifer Boxberger, who leads ESG investment initiatives at UMB. In this personal Q&A, Jennifer shares details about her career history, her ongoing journey in the ESG investing space, and key considerations for investors.

Three considerations in a rising price environment

The spring of 2019 is going to remembered as an historic year for rainfall as well as late planting and will surely set a record for the most stuck planter tractors and sprayers. In fact, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) just reported that only 58% of the U.S. corn crop has been planted. This compares to 90% at this same time in 2018 and a five-year average of 90%. Other wet years that resulted in late planting (2013, 1995, 1993 and 1984) also resulted in eventual national yields that were well below expectations.

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