Transforming Finance to Foster Social Justice with Rachel Robasciotti

In this enriching episode of Dollars & Change: The Expert’s Guide to Sustainable & Responsible Investing, Peter Krull joins Rachel Robasciotti, the CEO and Founder of Adasina Social Capital, at the ESG for Impact conference near Boulder, Colorado. The conversation dives deep into the heart of sustainable and responsible investing, with a focus on social justice.… Read the rest

The Transformative Shift in Sustainable Food Systems with Elysabeth Alfano

In a fascinating episode of Dollars & Change: The Expert’s Guide to Sustainable & Responsible Investing, host Peter Krull is joined by Elysabeth Alfano, an expert in the arena of sustainable and responsible investing with a particular focus on the food industry.… Read the rest

A Deep Dive into ESG Investing with First Affirmative’s George Gay

In our latest episode of Dollars & Change: The Experts Guide to Sustainable & Responsible Investing, host Peter Krull explores sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) at the ESG for Impact Conference. Nestled between the scenic locales of Denver and Boulder, Colorado, Peter speaks with George R.Read the rest

Navigating the Sustainable Investment Seas: Insights from Jeff Gitterman

In the next installment of Dollars & Change: The Experts Guide to Sustainable & Responsible Investing, host Peter Krull is joined by Jeff Gitterman, co-founding partner of Gitterman Wealth Management, for an engaging dialogue set against the scenic backdrop of Huntington Beach, California.… Read the rest

The Power of Sustainable Investing in Retirement Plans: Insights from Sam Adams

In this next episode of Dollars & Change: The Experts Guide to Sustainable and Responsible Investing, host Peter Krull engages in a fascinating discussion with Sam Adams, the CEO, and co-founder of Vert Asset Management, a dedicated ESG fund manager that bridges the gap between financial services, capital markets, and environmental advocacy, with a mission to make sustainable investing easier for advisors.… Read the rest

[ Forbes ] Who Does Regulating ESG Help?

It seems the small government, anti-regulation crusaders are at it again. Except this time, the people who don’t want the government to regulate private industry are doing a flip-flop and doing everything in their power to regulate it. Of course, I’m talking about the urgent need of politicians to tell you how you can or can’t invest your money.… Read the rest

[ Forbes ] Is ESG Really A Sham?

The New York Times recently published an essay by Hans Taparia titled, ‘One of the Hottest Trends in the World of Investing Is a Sham.’ While Mr. Taparia paints a broad picture of widespread greenwashing (and I guess social washing and governance washing), he fails to look beyond the marketing engines of the big Wall Street firms to see the smaller ones that actually are working for positive change.… Read the rest

[ Forbes ] Who Benefits From The Fight Against ESG?

Several state legislatures have recently begun punishing investment companies that take environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data into consideration when making investment decisions.

Elon Musk tweeted, “ESG is a scam. It has been weaponized by phony social justice warriors.” In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, former Vice President Mike Pence says that investing using ESG principles is politically driven and is part of a plan by the “woke left” to conquer corporate America.… Read the rest

[ Forbes ] Taking SRI’s 2021 Key Learnings Into 2022

The sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing market saw a continued influx of new funds in 2021, sending the number of sustainable funds available to U.S. investors to an all-time high as of the close of the third quarter. This is bittersweet at best.… Read the rest

[ Forbes ] ESG Investing Is Not Sustainable Investing

There’s a lot of confusion in the marketplace regarding ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and Sustainable, sometimes known as SRI (Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact) investing. Many people think the two terms are interchangeable – I’m here to tell you that they aren’t.… Read the rest