How can I make an impact with my investments?

As humans, we have a responsibility to help others that are less fortunate than ourselves. There are infinite ways that we can make a difference in our world. Being financially fortunate allows one to give to charities as well as support socially responsible companies. We all have the opportunity to make the world a better place.

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Some of us find ourselves in a fortunate financial situation. We are able to be financially secure, afford a place to live, food to eat and more to make ourselves comfortable. When we are in this situation it’s important for us to remember that we have a responsibility as humans to help others who are not as fortunate as us. One way we can do this is with our money. 

Donating to charity

A great way to give back is by donating a portion of your money to charity. You can find organizations either locally or globally that you see are making a positive impact on the world and help them out. By doing so you can support the work they are doing and enable them to make as big of an impact as possible.

Supporting socially responsible companies

Another way is to support socially responsible companies. These are businesses that not only produce a product, but aim to make the world a better place. More often than not, producing goods ethically and sustainably isn’t the most cost-effective. Being financially fortunate allows you to afford to support these businesses. An example of this would be buying clothes from a clothing brand that supports and uses ethical labour conditions. Another would be buying from grocery stores that promote sustainable farming practices. 

Being financially fortunate gives you the opportunity to make the world a better place. By donating to charity and buying responsibly, you can help make a positive impact on the world.