Empowering the Socially Conscious
Now more than ever, investors who take a special interest in the type of companies they support are able to let their dollars speak on their behalf. If you feel that ESG companies should be held accountable for their social impact then you are in a powerful position to reward those companies that share your values while still enjoying returns on your investments.
The Evolution of Investing with Your Conscience
This concept of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has indeed evolved over the years. So much so that you may hear or read terms like Sustainable Investing or Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) investing all used to describe when an investor cares not just about a company’s bottom line but also the impact that a company’s products or approach to doing business has on the world. Traditional Socially responsible investing excluded industries or companies that do not align with an investor’s values while ESG screens and rates companies by a scoring system with more of a focus on the way a company is managed and its impact on the environment.
Doing Our Part
SRI has experienced massive growth in recent years and among one of the best online investment companies we are proud to be a part of this progressive movement. Our clients are able to invest in sustainable fund portfolios and other ESG offerings through our partnership with Dimensional Fund Advisors. This allows you to use more of your dollars to support companies doing their part to make the world a better place.
Socially Responsible Investing FAQ
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is a method of financial investment that encourages you to align your personal values with your investment decisions. Whether you’re passionate about environmental stewardship, workplace gender diversity, or human rights, companies need to meet these ethical standards to qualify for this investment strategy. In a society that is progressing towards becoming more environmentally and socially conscious, this approach to investing continues to grow in popularity.
To begin SRI investing with BeniGro, you need to set up an account with only your basic information. In just a few minutes, you will have access to a dedicated advisor that will walk you through the process of choosing SRI offerings through our partnerships with Betterment and Dimensional Fund Advisors.
Some investors like to invest more in companies that they feel are doing their part while some prefer the approach of staying clear of those companies that clearly aren’t. Whatever your approach, Dimensional strives to achieve your SRI investment goals by efficiently implementing a widely diversified strategy always based on sound investment principles. Speak to an advisor about how companies are selected or avoided for certain SRI portfolios.
No. BeniGro doesn’t require any minimum amounts. We encourage everyone to build a portfolio regardless of the starting amount of your balance. Our goal is to help guide you throughout your financial journey.
At BeniGro we pride ourselves on being transparent and upfront with our pricing. We charge a very competitive annual flat fee of 0.50% on any investment portfolio. Along with easy to use investment technology, for this low fee you are also connected to a dedicated robo advisor always available to answer your tough questions. Such a service is usually provided for a premium with many of our competitors.