Ethical Investing – When Doing Well and Doing Good Meet

Every time we contribute to stock mutual funds in our 401k or IRA, we’re investing in a little slice of the companies that are included that fund. These can be tech companies like Apple or Microsoft or automotive juggernauts like General Motors or Ford. With each retirement contribution you make, you’re essentially becoming a minority shareholder in these businesses.

But what if you don’t agree with the way things are being handled at one of these companies?

  • Perhaps you care about a cleaner and greener future and one of the companies you’re investing in is a huge polluter.
  • Or maybe you’re appalled by the way factory employees are being treated globally at one of your businesses.
  • Possibly there is evidence of racial or gender discrimination happening within the four walls of a company you own a piece of.
  • How can we invest for our family’s future and get the returns required to retire comfortably while  still following our hearts?

Welcome to the world of Ethical Investing!

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