Committed to Sustainable Investing? Three Questions to Ask Your Adviser

Don’t be shy about asking your adviser tough questions. You don’t want to find out after the fact that your portfolio isn’t as responsible as you thought it was.

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As sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) continues to gain popularity, more investors have questions and are curious to see if it's right for them.

According to US SIF, the Sustainable Investment Forum, about $8.4 trillion is invested using sustainable investing strategies in the U.S. — that’s equivalent to one out of every eight professionally managed dollars.

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Peter Krull, CSRIC®
Director of Sustainable Investing and Partner, Earth Equity Advisors

Peter Krull is the Partner and Director of Sustainable Investments at Earth Equity Advisors, a Prime Capital Investment Advisors company, and has been specializing in sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing for nearly 20 years. He earned the Chartered SRI Counselor® from the College for Financial Planning and has been a member of the Investopedia 100 list of the most influential financial advisers in America. Peter is a longtime advocate for sustainable, fossil-fuel-free investing, and works hard to educate his clients and the public on greenwashing in the SRI/ESG industry. He is the host of Dollars & Change, a podcast about sustainable and responsible investing, and he believes strongly in the power of positive, solutions-based sustainable investing focused on the economy of tomorrow.