Sustainable investing for women
Women are becoming much more active and confident when it comes to trading and investing. In fact, according to June Felix, Chief Executive Officer of IGY Group (one of the FTSE 250 global online trading businesses), they are generally doing better than men in terms of their investment choices.
What is more, women tend to turn more often to sustainable investing which, they believe, is a great tool to make a profit and drive positive change at the same time. To put it in other words, it allows them to achieve financial gains by making the world a better place to live. For women who want to leave a better world for their children, it is a very tempting investment opportunity.
Interestingly, within the sustainable investment world, there is a place for any idea aimed at driving this positive change and you can always find a related investment opportunity: no matter if you care about gender equality, the oceans or clean energy. It turns out that sustainable investing is a powerful tool from both a financial and a sustainability perspective. Why? Because "just as the power of the consumer dollar can drive change, so can the power of the investing dollar," argues Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer at Credit Suisse.
As more and more women become aware of the link between investments and the positive impact on society or the environment, sustainable investing will continue to grow in popularity.