Earth Equity CEO Earns Responsible Investing Designation

Earth Equity Advisors Founder, CEO and Director of Investments Peter Krull recently completed the certification program for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ designation through the College for Financial Planning. The designation focuses on all aspects of sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) including history and foundations, different approaches to the practice, portfolio construction and environmental, social and governance (ESG) research.… Read the rest

Sustainable & Responsible Investing Continues to Grow at Remarkable Pace

 

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.… Read the rest

Speaker Series Recap: Diversity & Inclusion Takeaways

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Reversing Global Warming: A Conversation with Katharine Wilkinson and John Sutter

We’re gearing up for our 4th annual Lecture Series, and we couldn’t be more excited about our guests this year.

You’re invited to join us for a special evening at The Collider in downtown Asheville with acclaimed author Katharine Wilkinson and CNN columnist John D.Read the rest

The Long and Short of Socially Responsible Investing

With the rise of companies engaging in socially and environmentally responsible business practices—fair trade partnerships, living wages for all workers, utilizing sustainable manufacturing and harvesting practices to name a few—debates have risen about what impact our investing strategies have. Is it just as good to invest in a company that donates a little bit of profit to charities every year as it is to choose a company intent on growing their triple bottom line?… Read the rest

Do You Need a Robo-Advisor or a Human Financial Advisor?

Society moves at a breakneck pace these days. Smartphones have given people access to virtually any information they want regardless of their location or time of day. With financial planning needs changing in seconds and people wanting information instantly, robo-advisors are being implemented more and more.… Read the rest

Questions You Need To Ask Your Potential Financial Advisor

Finding a financial advisor can be fraught with uncertainty. You want to seem knowledgeable about your financial picture, but the whole point of finding an advisor is to take advantage of expertise you don’t have. The trick to finding a good advisor—one who will help guide you through choosing the best investment plans for you—is to ask the right questions up front.… Read the rest

Saving the Oceans, One Garbage Patch at a Time

The biggest landfill in the world isn’t actually on land.

It’s in the Pacific Ocean, floating between California and Hawaii, and it’s known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Current estimates conclude it’s the size of Texas. It’s also not the only one of its kind, though it is by far the largest.… Read the rest

How Does Our Spending (and Investing) Reflect Our Values?

How we spend our money tells a lot about a person, to the point where corporations the world over employ fleets of people to study our spending habits. Complicated algorithms exist to predict the direction of the collective social focus through our purchase power, because that’s what it is: power.… Read the rest

Knowing When (and How) to Change Financial Advisors

You set out on your financial journey with a specific vision in mind, and you thought you had a financial advisor who would be with you the whole way. Whether the market was bull or bear, there was one person (or team) you knew had your back.… Read the rest