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Lesson 8:

Socially Responsible Investing

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In this lesson, we'll show you how you can invest in the stock market and your values at the same time. From clean energy to social equity, this episode explains why Socially Responsible Investing is a great option for anyone looking to do good and do well.

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Ever wanted to learn about investing? Not really? Well, okay, see ya.

Despite the fact that Hollywood tends to portray everyone involved in the stock market like The Wolf of Wall Street, investing doesn't demand you sell your soul.

Seriously, we respect that you're a socially-conscious individual. You recycle, you volunteer, you take short showers, you kiss dogs, and smile at babies, or vice versa. All in all, you're a responsible resident of planet earth. That's great.

So, of course, you want to invest with the same principles you live by. Well, thanks to socially responsible investing, your desire to do good doesn't have to conflict with your desire for financial freedom.

Here's the score. Like-minded folks with financial expertise created investing opportunities designed to make the world a better place, and by going this route, you definitely won't be going it alone.

Socially responsible investing has grown tenfold over the past 20 years, and there's now $22 trillion in SRI assets worldwide and with good reason. Research shows that SRI portfolios have strong performance compared with regular portfolios. Port-fol-ios. Port-folios.


Wealthsimple can build you a custom SRI portfolio in a matter of minutes. You'll be invested in clean tech companies with low carbon exposure, companies with better gender diversity, companies that help promote affordable housing. So that you get a balanced portfolio that works for your risk level, whether it's conservative, balanced, or growth, as well as your beliefs.

Are these cacti making anyone else a little uncomfortable?

We make choosing socially responsible investing as simple as turning on a light switch or off.

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