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Socially Responsible Investing: Doing Well While Doing Good

Many people look at the stock market as a nasty place. They picture the captains of industry doing great damage to people, places, and things.  And while there are certainly those CEOs that act irresponsibly, there are many who lead organizations down socially responsible paths.

Sustainable and socially responsible investing has gained massive popularity over the past few years. The basic idea is to introduce an additional factor into portfolio construction that weights socially responsible companies more highly.

To date, there has been quite some success in using these factors to build portfolios that mirror the performance of the broader market.

What does this mean?  It means that even if you don’t like a lot of things about how some businesses operate, you have options available to invest in a somewhat more responsible manner.

The linked article goes into detail on this topic. Read the article here.

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Enjoy the read and remember, it’s NOT about the money.  It’s about how the money supports your goals!

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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.