Impact Investing: 5 of the Best Ways to Start

World-wide threats from global warming, the COVID pandemic, and social inequality call for change.

However, the conversation extends beyond recycling, clean air, and electric cars. People from all backgrounds work to make the world a better place.

Impact investing was first coined in 2007. As an investment strategy that focuses on corporate social responsibility, it’s considered an extension of philanthropy.

What is Impact Investing?

Impact investments generate positive, measurable impacts to address the most challenging problems, such as energy, poverty, climate change, sustainable agriculture, waste, healthcare, real estate, etc.

Investors will find impact investments across asset classes and sectors, including healthcare, education, agriculture, technology, energy, microfinance, housing, etc.

Types of Impact Investments

- Stocks - Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) - Mutual funds  - Venture Investments - Entrepreneurship

Here are different types of investments that investors may consider:

Impact investors may focus on the part of the score as they may be interested in a specific impact the company makes in a particular area.

How Are Impact Investments Measures?

- Evaluate your financial goals, risk profile, and investment strategies.

How To Get Started With Impact Investing

- Determine where you want to make an impact. Where do you want to make an impact, and how does it align with your financial goals.

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