In this episode of RIA Collective, host Charlie Van Derven speaks with George Gay, the CEO of First Affirmative Financial Network, a pioneer in socially responsible and impact investing. George discusses his journey in the financial industry and how First Affirmative has evolved to become a leader in ESG investing. He also talks about the importance of finding younger advisors to take over the business from the baby boomer generation and the need for advisors to align with their clients' values. Join Charlie and George for an insightful conversation on impact investing, succession planning, and the future of the financial industry.
George R. Gay CFP®, AIF® is the Chief Executive Officer of First Affirmative Financial Network, where he has worked since 1986. Growing up on a farm near Lake Erie, Gay witnessed the effects of pollution on the environment and people's health, which motivated him to become a pioneer in environmental, social, and governance investing and socially responsible investments (ESG/SRI). Gay is an expert in analysis and portfolio rating assessment, emerging trends, wealth management, and how ESG/SRI investing can benefit the future. As a recognized industry role model and mentor, Gay is a sought-after speaker, panelist, and counselor. He has received the industry's "SRI Service Award" in the past, and his firm has become a strong voice for organizations and individuals to make smart choices and be a louder voice for change in financial matters.
the quote pic doesn't have quote marks. i'd rather see the words together more up top so i am not looking at his hands. maybe also a black fade over the hands.