Social responsibility investing

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US dollars invested socially responsible

In the world, this year

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US dollars invested socially responsible

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Socially responsible investing AKA sustainable, socially...
conscious, "green" or ethical investing, is any investment strategy that considers social good as well as financial return. Yes, good banks actually exists!

Top 5 facts about socially responsible investments

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Put your money in the right place

An ethical bank is a bank concerned with the social and environmental impacts of its investments and loans. Yes, they actually exist! When you put your money here you help to do good around the world.


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It makes a difference where you invest your money

Recent years have seen a boom in socially responsible investments. This form of investment aims to maximize financial return, social good, and environmental conservation. Every second 148,000 US dollars are invested in such plans.


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Small loans - BIG difference

Micro-credit is the offering of very small loans to people in poverty designed to stimulate entrepreneurship. It is widely recognized as an effective tool for poverty reduction. At the same time it can be a good investment.


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Good investments on the rise

“Clean tech” has rapidly grown to be the world’s third-largest recipient of venture capital, trailing only the Internet and biotechnology.


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Good investments on the rise

54 banks, representing 85 percent of global private project finance capacity, have endorsed standards of sustainability investment. The practice of disregarding “non-reporters” among investors is emerging.



Socially responsible investments

4.67 trillion US dollars was placed in socially responsible investments in 2007 (US and Europe). Socially responsible investing, also known as socially-conscious or ethical investing, describes an investment strategy which seeks to maximize both financial return and social good. In general, socially responsible investors favor corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some (but not all) avoid businesses involved in, for example, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and weapons.


Put your money in the right place

It makes a difference where you invest your money

Small loans - BIG difference

Good investments on the rise

Good investments on the rise

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