Other Environmental Issues

Investing for a sustainable planet

While climate change dominates many investing headlines, First Affirmative’s analytical values-aligned investing tools also take on a variety of other crucial environmental issues investors care about.

As scientists continue to explore the human impacts of longtime exposure to agricultural chemicals, many investors want to avoid corporate farming practices and reward organic production.

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are another controversial investment requiring careful analysis most investors don’t have time for. We do. The same technology that holds great promise for solving world hunger also threatens small farms and puts unknown quantities into the food chain.

Mining companies also require a careful look. The world needs their resources, but how are they treating the countries where they do business and the people who extract the wealth? Do they exploit communities or enhance them? First Affirmative thrives on these comparisons.

Nuclear energy is another loaded phrase. Some environmentalists are convinced it’s a required part of climate change solutions. Many others are far more worried about radioactivity and long-term storage of waste. Whatever your view, First Affirmative can offer values-aligned investing options.