Life as we know it is at a tipping point in more ways than one. As an advisor who has specialized in sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing for nearly 20 years, I’ve seen first-hand the commitment of individuals to invest their dollars in companies working to positively impact our planet, society, and future.… Read the rest
After pausing the Best for the World program in 2020 due to COVID-19, B Lab has resumed its recognition of the top 5% of Certified B Corps in each of the five areas on the B Impact Assessment – Community, Customers, Environment, Governance, and Workers.… Read the rest
Momentum for action is building around the world
In the last few weeks, I’ve felt inspired and hopeful about the growing momentum in global climate action. Even though I recently wrote about being daunted by the challenge before us, after attending many events leading up to and after Earth Week where experts and representatives from around the world spoke about the climate crisis, I now am back to being optimistic.… Read the rest
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I was quoted today in a great article in Bloomberg discussing the growth of ESG investing in addition to the risks of greenwashing as the big fund management firms join the fray – especially Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager with over $8 trillion managed.… Read the rest
Earth Equity Advisors, Asheville’s only investment management firm dedicated to Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact investing (SRI), recently completed its recertification as a B Corporation. The certification process takes place every three years and ensures that the principles espoused by B Labs are incorporated into the company’s processes and operations.… Read the rest
I recently attended Gaia Herbs reception at their new facility in Mills River. They are one of Western North Carolina’s newest B Corporations and they are an excellent example of the impact responsible companies make in community members’ lives.
The tour guide who showed us the new warehouse and office space described how four years ago he was living out of his car shortly before getting a job with Gaia Herbs.… Read the rest
On Friday, the Earth Equity team closed the office and participated in the Global Climate Strike from 11 am until 1 pm. Hundreds turned out first at Pack Square and then the group transitioned over to the front of Asheville City Hall to express their concern about the glacial pace of climate solutions being offered by world leaders.… Read the rest
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