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
Peter Krull recently discussed the intersection of dividends and sustainable investing in a recent interview with Lawrence Strauss of Income Matters Today.
Highlighting the evolution from socially responsible to sustainable investing, Krull emphasized the focus on solutions to challenges like climate change.… Read the rest
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
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
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
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
Allbirds focuses on sustainably sourced and manufactured shoes and apparel.
According to a report from the Apparel Impact Institute and Fashion for Good, the fashion industry accounts for 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And, a report from Planet Tracker lays out the pollution and water risks of the industry and the lack of transparency from most manufacturers.… Read the rest
We’re excited to announce that, as of December 1st, more financial advisors than ever can now invest their clients’ assets in our proprietary Green Sage Sustainability Portfolio through our new partnership with SMArtX.
Green Sage is a rigorously screened portfolio with a 9-year track record and is constructed with our nearly 20 years of experience in sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing.… Read the rest
While investor interest in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) has greatly increased in recent years, many financial advisors are still woefully unprepared to talk to their clients about SRI.
According to a 2020 survey of 800 Registered Investment Advisors (RIA)s by SEI – a global provider of investment processing, management, and operations solutions – only one-third reported growing interest in sustainable investing.… Read the rest
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