US SIF, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment published their biennial 2018 Responsible and Impact Investing Trends today. As we have been expecting, the amount of investments categorized as being sustainable and responsible has grown considerably since the last report back in 2016. Earth Equity Advisors has been a member of US SIF for over fourteen years.
Sustainable and responsible investing in the US has grown to $12 trillion from $8.7 trillion in 2016. That’s a 38% increase and now accounts for just over ¼ of all investments under professional management in the US.
Earth Equity advisors has seen asset growth of 60% plus over the last two years. “It’s exciting to see our industry to continue to grow at this rapid pace and even more exciting to see Earth Equity bettering the industry’s growth,” said Earth Equity Advisors’ CEO & Director of Investments, Peter Krull.
The report also catalogs the more than 700 shareholder resolutions filed relating to environmental, social and governance issues during the 2018 proxy season. “Shareholder advocacy continues to be a good strategy to push companies to be better and truly helps Earth Equity to fulfill our mission to empower our clients to be changemakers,” Earth Equity Advisors’ Partner & COO, Neill Yelverton said. The top issues raised were proxy access, corporate political activity, climate change and labor and equal employment opportunity.
For more information on the US SIF report, visit the organization’s website for an executive summary of the report.
Earth Equity Advisors is proud to be a sponsor of the photo+sphere event coming to Asheville November 7-11, 2018. photo+sphere explores the environment through photography and photo media and includes nationally known speakers and panelists, exhibitions, films and performances at venues throughout Asheville.
Earth Equity Advisors’ CEO & Director of Investments, Peter Krull is an avid photographer, “I’m excited to be a part of this unique event, showcasing the intersection of photography, humans and the environment. I’m looking forward to enjoying the events.” The firm publishes an annual calendar for clients and friends featuring Krull’s photography.
“I believe it’s important to share our view of the world and photography is a great vehicle to do so. From nature to people and culture, I love seeing the world through the eye of a photographer,” Krull said.
Earth Equity regularly sponsors local events with a focus on social issues, sustainability or the environment. Visit www.earthequityadvisors for more information.
More good news from our BCorps community! Earth Equity Advisor has been recognized for doing the most to improve our impact on the world in the global B Corporation community with a spot on the Best for the World: Changemakers list! As 1 of just 203 businesses that were chosen, we’re in great company!The 203 companies on the Best For The World: Changemakers list come from 66 different industries and 16 countries.
“With the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like Earth Equity Advisors, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “Best for the World is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance. As consumers, talent and investors increasingly demand transparent, values-aligned businesses to buy from, work at and invest in, companies will need to not just be the best in the world, but the best for the world. And not just to be nice, but to be the most successful.”
Read more about the Changemaker award here.
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