Shared values in common.
Impact investors care not only about investment returns, but also about how those returns are made.
At its essence, impact investing is a belief in a better world. Sometimes called ESG investing, ethical investing, or socially responsible investing, impact investing brings communities of caring investors together to align their money with their values. Doing so helps create positive change, and impact investors understand it’s possible to strive to make a difference while seeking competitive financial returns.
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment defines sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) as “an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria (and seeks) to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. It can be practiced across all asset classes, including stocks, bonds, and cash.”
Impact investing isn’t a trend.
It’s our tradition.
Impact investing has been a tradition at Domini for over 30 years—and interest in the industry has never been stronger. Our recent survey on the topic confirmed that investors care—and they care a lot. Almost eight in ten investors intend to invest their money in a way that will help create a more sustainable world in the next two years.
A growing number of investors understand that if we are to live on a green planet and if we are to allow every human to thrive, then they must play an active role. At Domini, we believe all investing should be “investing for good,” whether it’s through retirement plans, education plans, or via traditional brokerage accounts.
A belief in a better tomorrow.
Our founder, Amy Domini, has this to say about impact investing:
“I believe we all want ecological sustainability. We want the planet to exist. We all want universal human dignity. We want life to be worth living. Those are common goals. Now do we believe that investors, which control such massive resources globally, have a role to play in providing this future of a surviving planet that’s worth living on? If you answer yes to that question, then come with me. That’s my field. That’s what we’re talking about here.”
Is that what you believe? Then welcome to the Domini community. We’re glad you’re here.