How to Make a Difference with Your Investments

Sustainable investing can have an impact on corporate behaviour and make you a better investor, says Morningstar’s Jon Hale

Jon Hale 5 October, 2018 | 8:06AM

I run into a lot of people who are interested in sustainable investing. I don't even have to ask them about it specifically, because I know who they are and the things they care about. They are people who care about doing what they can to make a difference in the world. In their everyday lives, recycling is routine, as is conserving water and energy. Many of them have stopped using chemicals on their yards.

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They frequent farmer's markets and jam the organics aisle in the grocery store. They increasingly consider product packaging and disposal when buying consumer products. They are rapidly changing their mobility habits, doing more bicycling, buying more hybrid and electric vehicles or getting rid of their cars altogether and using car-share, ride-share, and bike-share services.

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Jon Hale  Jon Hale is a consultant with Morningstar Institutional Investment Consulting.

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