Thinking About Sustainable Investing?
- November 19, 2019
Perspectives on making meaningful investments
You have values that you want reflected in your Investments
You may think to yourself, ‘I live life through my values, so why not invest with them too?’ Sustainable investing is a way to invest with care and make differences not only in your stock portfolio, but also in the world.
Today, companies and corporations are becoming increasingly concerned with their footprint on the world and are aligning strategies that meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. These firms’ changes have driven sustainable investments to become popular as well as mainstream. As companies shift their strategies to incorporate ESG initiatives, investors are putting their money where their values are by seeking out companies and stocks that have goals such as reducing plastic waste, conserving water, lowering energy use, adhering to labor standards, advancing sustainable farming, and encouraging ethical sourcing, and other ESG goals. Sustainable investing doesn’t just look at its timeline in quarters, but rather over time and in providing stability for future generations.
The Bottom Line of Sustainability in Your Portfolio
As companies put ESG practices into operations, their outcomes and effects may have positive influences on stock performance.
The value of investments can be greater than just its numeric value. Sustainable investing may provide the opportunity to make meaningful investments for social impact while still providing the possibility of financial gain.
If you want to find out more about investing based on your values, contact your Oppenheimer Financial Advisor to learn more about how you can incorporate sustainable investing into your portfolio. Sustainable investments are still investments, so it is important to determine if they are right for your financial profile and goals. Our Financial Advisors act with your best interests and values in mind when helping you make financial and investment decisions.
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