The Potential for Social Impact

“Profit” and “social impact” rarely go hand in hand. However, it is important to realize that sustainable investing can turn a profit.

What’s more important? To realize that sustainable investing is crucial to economic development today.

Making small yet mindful investment decisions on our part can have an incredible impact on those in developing societies. Please, watch this video to find out how. Below are a few quotes that I find particularly intriguing.

Now, sustainable investing, the good news is it doesn’t require a magic spell and it doesn’t require some investment secret, and it’s not just for the elite. It is not just about private equity for billionaires. It’s not just groovy-sounding investments like clean technology or microfinance in emerging markets or artisanal bakeries in Brooklyn. It’s about stocks and bonds and Fortune 500 companies. It’s about mutual funds. It’s about all the things we already see in the market today.”

Sustainable investment today is a 20 trillion dollar market and it’s the fastest-growing segment of the investment industry. In the United States, it has grown enormously, as you can see. It now represents one out of every six dollars under professional management in the United States.”

Passionate clarity: that’s what I think we need to drive change. Passion about the change we want to see in the world, and clarity that we are able to help chart the course. We have more opportunity today than ever before to make choices. We have more power than ever before to make our voices heard.”

 

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