Microfinance — offering loans, savings accounts and other basic financial services to the poor — gives investors the opportunity to make a difference, one small loan at a time.
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When we invest in recycling companies, we’re investing in energy efficiency—it takes much less energy to make new materials from old ones than from fresh cut trees or mined metals.
Socially responsible mutual funds let investors pick the issues that matter most, with some even specializing in investing in women-led companies…
Major fund managers are adding green funds to their prospectuses, raising the stakes for the true green pioneers.
Green investors used to have two choices: invest in responsible mutual funds or buy individual equities. Lately, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have emerged as a new, important place for green investors to park their money.
The rise of solar energy as a viable technology contributing to a clean electricity future is exciting enough, but equally compelling is the industry’s ability to create well-paying, life-enhancing jobs.
SustainableBusiness.com goes through the process of selecting 20 top publicly traded companies each year. The goal is to showcase companies that have either made substantial progress toward driving sustainability through their business or are leading the way with a technology that can make a significant difference. Here’s this year’s winners.