Empowering Your Dollars to Change the World


The Traditional Investor Mindset – Profitable Blind Faith 

First things first – before your investment dollars can change a single thing, you simply must know where your money is going. 

Sure, you may have some money invested, and it may be delivering steady returns, but many investors don’t know or even know to ask their financial advisor a few crucial questions: what companies am I supporting with my investments and do those companies’ values align with mine?Read the rest

Addendum: The Boom in ESG Shows No Signs of Slowing, Bloomberg Green

Photographer: Francis Dean/Corbis News

 

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 Sixth Annual Speaker Series

Climate Solutions: Taking a Bite out of Food Waste

Earth Equity Advisors is proud to be hosting our sixth annual speaker series on Tuesday, November 5th at The Collider in downtown, Asheville, NC. This year’s event will continue to use climate solutions from the Drawdown Project as a theme.… Read the rest

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