Your Investments and Your Values: Do They Match?

Do your investments reflect your values? More investors are trying to make that connection. A recent survey by TIAA-CREF Asset Management finds that 64 percent of respondents were interested in starting to invest, or investing more in socially responsible products. It’s never been easier to do so. Legacy social funds have created more and more varied products, focusing on issues from climate change to diversity. And many mainstream investment organizations have developed socially responsible options within their overall portfolios. The sum of mutual funds that feature a socially responsible identity has grown by a factor of ten over the last decade; they now number in the hundreds. Aligning investments and personal beliefs is becoming business as usual.

John Howell, Editorial Director