Why I’m Optimistic About the Climate Challenge Before Us

Written by Krista Kurth, Ph.D. on her blog, Climate Action for Every Day People.

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

Financial Planning: Doing Right by clients and the planet with SRIs

It seems like every day a new socially responsible fund pops up.

In 2020 alone, 90 new funds were brought to market. Moving into 2021, there were 392 such sustainable fund offerings comprising $51.1 billion. And they’re quickly adding new assets — 40% of that $51.1 billion came in the fourth quarter alone — and there’s no signs of slowing.… Read the rest

Kiplinger: SRI and ESG are Not Interchangeable. Here’s Why We Choose SRI.

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve likely heard a lot about ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and/or SRI (Sustainable, Responsible and Impact) investing. While the terms are commonly used interchangeably, there are stark differences between the two that every investor should be aware of.… Read the rest

MarketWatch Opinion: Buyer beware: What’s really in your ‘earth-friendly’ ESG fund?

Some socially conscious mutual funds and ETFs own stocks that seem strangely out of place.

Sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing used to be dominated by mutual fund companies whose mission was to align their investment strategies with their values. Companies such as Calvert, Domini, Parnassus, and Pax World invested responsibly to make the world a better place.… Read the rest

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

Photography: 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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