Positive Investments | Isn’t it better to get as much return as possible & do good with the profits?
Some people believe that it’s better to maximise returns, arguing that you can then give more to charities. There are a number of reasons why this dose not stand up.
Firstly, there is considerable evidence that there is no performance penalty for investing in positive funds, so you can do social good through investment as well as making good returns. And if you choose to give the profits away, you can still do so.
Furthermore, everyone has a moral code at some level, and the ends don’t always justify the means. There are many ways of making money and they don’t have to involve areas that you’d rather avoid.
It’s also true that the scale of challenges like climate change, affordable housing, healthcare for an ageing population and sustainable food, requires very large investment flows that charity alone can’t provide. Positive investment is vital to fund the solutions that will make the world a better place.
Investors should remember that the value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up. Investors may not recover what they invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security.
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