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How Your “Impact Investment” Supports a Greener World

Impact investors care about investment returns AND how those returns are made

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Even one retirement contribution can help create a greener tomorrow – if invested in the right mutual fund. As an investor, you should know that social, environmental, and financial returns aren’t mutually exclusive. You can choose both a diversified stock portfolio for long-term total returns and investments that support universal human dignity and ecological sustainability.

One way to choose responsible investments is to look for companies with meaningful mission statements that focus on social and environmental issues. Do they further human rights with labor standards and offer fair compensation? Do they support inclusivity, worker health and safety, and strong communities? What is their vision for climate change mitigation, resource conservation, and environmental stewardship?

Another option? Instead of doing all of this research yourself, you can look for an impact investing firm with experience finding and vetting socially-responsible companies.

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For some, impact investing isn’t a trend; it’s a tradition

Impact investors are on a mission to seek to create positive social, environmental, and financial outcomes. One example is the impact investment firm led by Amy Domini and Carole Liable. For Amy, the Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments and the active fund manager of the Domini Impact Equity Fund, impact investing isn’t a trend; it’s a 30-year tradition.

Carole Laible, CEO of Domini Impact Investments, joined Domini in 1997. This pioneering partnership has influenced everything from the fossil fuel and weapon divestment to the widespread use of sustainability reports from the world’s largest corporations.

The pair aims to reinforce a better world by building a community of caring and impact. “We want to prove that what’s good for people and the planet is also good for business and attractive to investors,” says Laible.

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Prosperity for people, the planet, and portfolios

As managers of the Domini Impact Equity Fund, Domini and Laible lead the impact investing world with an eye on the future and dedication to environmental and social sustainability. With decades of know-how in impact investing, Domini and Laible have the skills and proficiency needed to help create prosperity for people, the planet, and portfolios.

You can help make a difference doing something you already do – saving for retirement. Explore the Domini Impact Equity Fund.

The Domini Funds are not insured, are subject to certain risks, and are available only to US investors by prospectus offer. Call 1-800-225-3863 for a prospectus containing this and other important information. Please review full legal disclosure here. You may lose money. DSIL Investment Services LLC (DSIL) distributor 1/22.