A Guide to Getting Started with Responsible Investing

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Sierra Bein, Content Editor for The Globe and Mail, offers concrete definitions, introductions, and advice on how to get started with socially responsible investing. This guide was compiled by Bein with reporting from David Israelson, Ian McGugan, David Milstead, Rob Carrick, Terry Cain, The Canadian Press and Reuters.

According to Bein, investing responsibly has become more than a trend as people look to apply environmental, social and governance principles to their portfolios.

Bein defines socially responsible investing (SRI), environemntal, social and governancce (ESG) investing, and impact investing. She also points out what makes an investment responsible.

She also introduces who are the socially responsible investors, how a portfolio is aligned with ethical principles, and where to start with social investments, such as mutual funds, investment and robo advisers, and ETFS.

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