Okay — so if you have read our other articles, you’ll know that Arnie is all for ethical investing. But, if we haven’t convinced you yet, this article is going to outline just SOME of the pros that come with jumping on ethical investing. Let’s dive right in.
- Putting your money where your mouth is
Your values and morals are important to you. It’s hard to say that you are a staunch environmentalist and then invest in funds that disproportionately negatively affect the environment. When you invest in socially responsible funds, you are putting your money where your mouth is.
- You are joining a growing trend
Ethical investing is growing in popularity, which means that more and more people are focused on investing in companies that align with their morals. When you commit to socially responsible investing, it is YOUR opportunity to withhold your investment dollars from businesses that you don’t agree with — alongside millions of others. The more people that invest in companies that act responsibly, the more likely the bad apples are forced to make better choices.
- You are not penalized financially
While it’s a common misconception that ethical investing comes at the expense of losing out financially, this is actually far from the truth. A Harvard Business School report found that if you had invested a dollar 20 years ago in a select portfolio of public companies focused solely on growing their businesses, that dollar would’ve grown to $14.46. However, if you instead invested that dollar in a portfolio of companies focused on the most important environmental and social issues while growing their businesses, the dollar would’ve grown to $28.36.
Those are just three pros to ethical investing. There are many more to list that we can tell you — or you can just find out firsthand. Arnie allows you to do is take advantage of this risk adjusted return. We will create a portfolio focused on specific initiatives that you choose to not only better the world but also provide excellent returns. Check out how to get started today at Arnie.
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