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How to start with impact investing

According to theΒ Global Impact Investing Network, Impact Investments are investments that generate social or environmental impact that is positive and measurable, in addition to a financial return. You can do impact investing in various styles:

  1. Negative screening. ❌ Avoid sin companies in your investments. These companies typically operate in industries such as oil πŸ›’ firearms πŸ”« tobacco 🚬 and gambling 🎰.

  2. Stock picking. βœ… Direct Investments in companies of your choice. Sustainability ratings such as the one fromΒ SustainalyticsΒ serve as a good indicator of which company you want to invest in.

  3. Invest into funds that hold a portfolio of different firms with good rankings according to your values. 🀟 If the energy transition is your passion, you may consider investing in a Global Clean Energy ETF ⚑️

Two key termsΒ exist in the impact investing world: ESG and SRI. But don’t worry, we got you covered. ✌🏻

  • ESGΒ refers to the Environmental 🌱 Social πŸ›– and Governance πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš–οΈ practices of an investment that may have a material impact on the performance of that investment. ESG factors are integrated with traditional financial analysis, but the focus remains on financial return. πŸ“ˆ

  • Socially responsible investing (SRI)Β goes one step further than ESG investing by actively eliminating or selecting investments according to specific ethical guidelines. ❌

ESG; Environmental Social and Governance

So what are you waiting for? Go find some investments that make an impact on the world and apply them to your financial goals. Be the movement – make!mpact πŸ’ž

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We are not financial advisors, and we do not claim any responsibility for the financial choices you may make on the basis of what you read in this blog. The content of the blog is of an informative nature and has an educational purpose. It is not to be regarded as either investment advice or recommendations, nor do we relate to the reader’s private, financial situation. Any use of information is at your own risk. We encourage you to seek financial guidance if you do not understand the risks in the area. We are not responsible for any choices you may make, based on what you read on the m!Club or from our company page on LinkedIn β€” MakeImpact.

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