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Why invest for the climate?

Giving Green’s research is primarily focused on helping climate donors find effective nonprofits that fight climate change. Yet, philanthropic capital isn’t the only form of money individuals can use to reduce climate change. Investment capital–from retirement funds to venture capital–has an enormous role to play as well.

Giving Green's research on climate-friendly investments provides overviews of common “sustainable investment” strategies, namely climate impact investing and ESG investing. Our research focuses on options available to retail investors (i.e. individual households and investors who are not accredited or high-net-wealth).

At the moment, we do not have specific climate investment product recommendations, though our research documents describe climate investment strategies we find promising. With more funding, we can update this work to reflect the rapidly changing market. If you are interested in supporting this research workstream and making high-impact climate investment easier for everyone, get in touch here.

For investors interested in concrete recommendations, we recommend checking out our friends at GreenPortfolio. While we have not vetted their process or their top recommendations, we share the same goal to help retail investors have the greatest possible impact with their money.


Note: These articles are intended for research and information purposes only in order to review the potential positive climate impacts of available investment opportunities, not their financial performance, and therefore should not be construed as investment, financial, or other advice, or construed as a recommendation to buy, sell, or otherwise transact in any investment. We do not endorse any specific product that is referenced in these articles. These articles are not a replacement for personal financial advice and it is strongly recommended that you review your own personal financial situation and seek professional investment and/or financial advice before engaging in any investing. Reading these articles does not create a professional relationship and we are not in the business of providing investment or financial advice. The information provided in these articles is as accurate as possible, however errors may occasionally occur and we are not responsible for any errors. We expressly disclaim any liability or loss incurred by any person who acts on the information, ideas, or strategies discussed in this report.

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