Can You Really Change The World With Your Investments?

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  • By investing into companies that prioritise sustainability, low-carbon, and green business models may benefit you in the future.
  • Governments are pushing policies which aim to price out big polluters and pave the way for those who champion sustainable practices.
  • There doesn’t have to be a trade-off between growing your investments and investing into causes you believe in.

Socially Responsible Investing

They say what you give your attention to grows. The same is true with investing. If we decide to invest more money in green technology and low-carbon business models, then these fledgling companies may thrive. This is one of many examples of socially responsible investing (SRI).

Because of this, investments have real power to change the world for the better. Put simply, where you decide to park your money is as important to the environment as the green choices you make at the supermarket or on your commute.

Between 2009 and 2019, the cost of a unit of solar electricity dropped by 90%. This huge step forward in the fight against climate change happened because people invested in new businesses and new technologies. As a society, we decided to try something new instead of pouring money into the dirty fuels of the past.

But even better, those who had the passion to invest in what they believe can win big time. Green companies like SolarEdge have seen their share price increase to ten times the original value in two years, rewarding those who had the passion to believe and invest in them (although it must be noted that not every solar start-up has been a success and some have failed).

As you can see, if you pick well, there doesn’t have to be a trade-off between growing your money and investing in causes you support. It is possible to do both.

Disclaimer

These are the views of the Author only. It is not Investment Advice or a Recommendation from Gather International Limited or its affiliates.

Capital at risk. Always do your own due diligence and consult with a qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.

This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

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