Impact Investing

Saving for your retirement can save the world from retirement.

Impact investors are shifting their funds from companies that do harm to companies that do good. Whether you are interested in creating a clean-energy portfolio or one that promotes female equality there are mutual funds for you. Generally, the returns on social and environmental equity funds are on par with traditional funds.

Companies like Swell Investing and Aspiration have made impact investing choices transparent, accessible and low-cost. If you already have a portfolio and want to make some adjustments or evaluate your exposure to negligent investments, has a tool to look up your funds to see what percentage of your your investments are in dirty as opposed to clean energy. For the risk-adverse, Calvert Impact Capital is a non-profit providing low-risk and high-impact funds.

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