Sustainability Themes

The “sustainable” in sustainable investing can refer to many different sustainability themes. This page provides a brief overview of themes where sustainable investment options are available. Click on the images to learn more.

Climate action: Investors concerned about climate change can proactively invest in corporations which are climate leaders and divest from corporations which are climate laggards.

Community investing allows investors to put investment dollars into a specific community, often one’s own.

Gender equality investing provides for 1) seeking to intentionally and measurably address gender disparities and/or 2) examining gender dynamics to better inform investment decisions.

Gun control and removing gun manufacturers from investment portfolios is becoming increasingly important to investors as school shooting tragedies continue to occur in the US.

LGBTQI+ rights have made significant progress in recent years. However, discrimination against the LGBTQI+ population remains widespread. Certain corporations are taking leadership roles in ensuring that LGBTQ+ employees, and the wider community, have equal rights.

Racial equity investing aims to make corporations more diverse and practices, products, and policies more equitable for people of color.

When looking at sustainability themes on Yield Positive, there will be references to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were approved by all United Nations member states in 2015. The SDGs serve as an international framework for taking sustainability actions. Read more about the UN SDGs.

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