Monday Business Briefs: Investment firm executive to address climate change at Aspen event |

Monday Business Briefs: Investment firm executive to address climate change at Aspen event

Investment firm exec to discuss climate change

Philipp Hildebrand will discuss investment firm BlackRock’s stance on climate change in a presentation titled “Sustainable Investing: A Turning Point” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Hall in Aspen.

Hildebrand’s free talk is part of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ Jessica Catto Dialogue series.

Hildebrand is vice chairman of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager that in 2018 declared to business leaders that their companies must contribute to society if they want to receive BlackRock’s support. Additionally, BlackRock concluded that “investors can no longer ignore climate change” and that “climate-aware investing is possible without compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns.”

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Law firm hires trial attorney

Michael Fox has joined the Kalamaya|Goscha law firm as an associate trial attorney.

Fox concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense and personal injury. Before coming to Kalamaya|Goscha, he worked with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office.

Fox graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder and received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the 9th Judicial Bar Association and the Pitkin County Bar Association.

Kalamaya|Goscha has offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Edwards.

Coldwell Banker names managing broker for Aspen, Snowmass

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate has named Jason Hodges as managing broker for its Aspen and Snowmass offices.

Hodges will oversee the firm’s daily operations and focus on enhancing agent training and client services, and recruit agents to the firm.

Hodges has more than 13 years of real estate experience, including the past eight years as a Coldwell Banker Mason Morse broker associate.

Hodges serves as a board member and treasurer for the Aspen/Glenwood MLS. He also is involved in fundraising efforts for nonprofits such as Challenge Aspen, and he leads several LGBTQ nonprofits through the Hope Center for CRMS, Basalt and Roaring Fork High School students.

Another pop-up in Aspen

J.McLaughlin, an American clothing and accessories brand for women and men, has opened a pop-up store in Aspen, making it the brand’s second retail location in Colorado and the 135th store to open nationwide.

J.McLaughlin’s Aspen pop-up is located at 402 S. Hunter St. across from the gondola. As part of its retail expansion plan, J.McLaughlin also will be opening a new location in Bluffton, South Carolina, and Copley Plaza, Boston, this month.

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