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Meet Three Pioneering Women in Impact Investing

You can express your values through many decisions. You care about the health and well-being of your family and planet, so you might decide to buy organic, ride the bike to work, avoid bottled water, recycle, and shop locally. That’s a great start, but where does your money sleep at night? “Impact investing” and “social…
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You Asked and We Got it: Socially Responsible Investing in the UK and Canada

  When we covered Swell Investing’s impact investing portfolios, some of our readers asked for sustainable investing options in the UK and Canada. We heard you and we’ve got good news. There is a company that is now offering Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) for residents of the UK and Canada. SRI is ushering in the future…
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Forget Tree Huggers: Investing in “What’s Next” is Investing for Good

What images come to mind when you think of investing for good? Tree huggers willing to sacrifice financial returns for purpose, perhaps? It’s time to bust that myth wide open.  As it turns out, investing for good can be more profitable than traditional investing. What does that mean for you? Even if your heart isn’t…
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How To Reduce Your Tax Bill, Save For Retirement and Save the World

…all in one move. Want to reduce your tax bill? Tax time is just around the corner. One of the smartest moves you can make before April 17th to reduce your tax bill is to open a socially responsible traditional IRA. In one update you’ll reduce your tax bill, save for retirement and make impact…
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What Holds our Interest Defines our World

Who is Capturing Your Interest? The word interest is …interesting. There are two definitions: State of wanting to know or learn about something or someone. “He looked around with interest” Money paid regularly at a particular rate for the use of money lent, or for delaying the repayment of a debt. “He’s paying 17% interest…
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How to Incite Change, even as a Small Shareholder

Have you ever wanted to influence Verizon’s decision on net neutrality or McDonald’s recycling policy but didn’t know how? Social media and petitions only get you so far. There is another way to have real impact. If you’ve ever looked at a large corporation’s power, it may seem impossible to nudge them in a socially-conscious…
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