Socially Responsible Investing

Helping You Invest While Making a Difference through Socially Responsible Investments

We can help you plan for a more sustainable future by helping you plan for your retirement and lifestyle goals through investments that make a difference. 

Socially Responsible Investments can be invested through your current and old 401(k)s, SIMPLE or SEP plans, non-qualified (non-retirement) accounts as well as through your Roth and Traditional IRAs.

What are Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)?

  • Socially Responsible Investments began by excluding companies that invested in alcohol, tobacco, weapons and firearms, gambling, etc. 
  • They also include looking at the Social, Environmental & Governance standards of a company.  Some of these include how they treat their employees, the health and safety of their products and people, how companies are working to reduce their waste and recycle, are they using alternative energy?  What about their corporate governance?  How do they run their company, treat their employees and are they transparent in their business practices? 

Alternative Investments:
Some Socially Responsible Investments include:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Water Technology

Minimum Investments:
Some companies have minimum investments as low as $100 per month or $1,000 per account. 

Research Tools:
A good research tool is The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investments: it is a great place to find up-to-date performance and research data.

Investing involves risk including loss of principles. Further, depending on the different types of investments there may be varying degrees of risk. Socially responsible investing does not guarantee any amount of success. Clients and prospective clients should be prepared to bear investment loss including loss of original principal