Ever think, “I wish I could invest my money into companies that actually help people?”
Or, “I wish I could invest my money into companies that are environmentally conscious?”
That type of investing is called Impact, SRI or ESG Investing. For a full guide on the nuances and differences between these types of investing, start here with:
In short, ESG Investing categorizes the type: E for Environmental, S for Social and G for Governmental.
SRI stands for Socially Responsible Investing.
Impact Investing is a broad category to describe investing for Impact. I like it the most to describe the act of investing for a purpose, other than the sole purpose of ROI (return on investment.) Of course, ROI is important, otherwise it’s called philanthropy. I will also encourage you to think about the emotional or social ROI.
What kind of an societal impact might an investment into local water projects have on the overall quality of life for local residents who may not have access to clean drinking water?
Get’s you thinking, right?
I focus on this type of investing because it allows for the possibility of real change. What an amazing way for people to pool their money together to attempt to positively affect a cause they truly care about, with the added benefit of actual ROI on your investment. It should go without saying that there are inherent risks in investing, and returns are not guaranteed.
Stay tuned to this section of the blog for highlighted impact investments. Think: investing in water, clean fuel, micro-loans, green bonds, etc… More to come!
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