040: Sustainable, Responsible and Impact (SRI) Investing with Marc de Sousa-Shields

Marc de Sousa-Shields is an international sustainable development and investment consultant. He co-founded and was first Executive Director of the Social Investment Organization (SIO) of Canada and has been an advisor to the United Nations and a member of the US Social Investment Forum International Committee. Marc has written for leading on-line corporate sustainability magazines, and the Sustainable Century blog and podcast. Marc’s latest book “Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night” is a DIY book for impact investing.

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Book & Resources Suggestions:

Canada World Youth – world-renowned international volunteer programs

 

*DISCLAIMER – always consult a financial advisor, accountant or CPA before making financial decisions. The links below are provided for your convenience as a list of resources mentioned during this episode and are not endorsed by A Sustainable Mind or Marjorie Alexander*

 

Research & Education:

Firms:

  • Veritas Investments – “Sustainability and Improving Our Environment” page – Committed to improving our environment both locally and globally and has formed a wholly owned subsidiary – SF GoGreen – to better focus on eco-friendly, sustainability initiatives.
  • First Affirmative Financial Network – First Affirmative offers asset management and consulting services to individual and institutional investors seeking to align investment decision-making with personal values and/or institutional missions.
  • Calvert Impact Capital – Non-profit investment firm that works with investors to move capital into 100 mission-driven organizations worldwide that have a social and/or environmental focus.

Funds to consider:

Quick Tip from Marc:

  • Save a little money and then hire a financial advisor. It may cost $200-1000 but it will be very much worth it

Books:

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Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night by Marc de Sousa-Shields

 

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism by Joel Solomon

 

Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham