Maya Angelou once said, “When you know better, do better.”
In the same way more of us are looking to be more conscious consumers, more and more people are looking to be conscious investors and to use their capital to make a positive impact on the world. Studies have even shown that 95 percent of millennials are looking to use their financial capital to invest in a socially responsible way, with 57 percent of them reporting they have sold stock in companies that they think don’t serve the best interest of society or the planet.
Investments with a socially conscious focus are blowing the competition away. In fact, in the past two years, Morningstar reports that sustainable investing increased to $715 billion assets under management — that’s 10 times more than just two years ago. And Bloomberg predicts ESG investments will be one-third of all assets under management by 2025, totaling $140.5 trillion! This trend proves that people are using their money to support sustainable companies and products that align with their personal values.
If you’re one of the millions of people who wants to put your money to work in a socially conscious investment, you may be wondering where to start.
We’ve got good news for you! There’s a newsletter called For What It’s Worth (FWIW), which provides weekly insights, ideas, investing tools, and resources in an easy-to-read format that’s delivered right to your inbox every Thursday. The best part? It’s absolutely FREE.
It takes just five minutes to read the weekly FWIW email, but it’s jam-packed with strategies to cut through complicated financial jargon and get right to what matters most to you.
If you’re just beginning your socially conscious investing journey, they’ll offer simple strategies and tips for investments you can feel good about being a part of. Even experienced investors benefit from the ideas covered in each FWIW newsletter, especially if they’re looking to shift away from traditional investments to more sustainable products that make a tangible difference.
Taking control of your financial life is important. We all want to put our money to work for us, but we have a choice about how to best invest our capital for good. The free FWIW newsletter makes it easy to let our financial investments reflect who we are and what we believe!
If you’re ready to get started, sign up for the free For What It’s Worth newsletter and get ready to be inspired! This is just one way to “do better” in our ever-changing world.
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