Sustainable investing has been of interest to me for the last few months, and it's about time that I seek a bit more into on the options available. My attraction to sustainable investing is cut-and-dry. I want to invest in companies that are making efforts internally to eliminate waste in their manufacturing, increase the productivity per kW of energy spent, and improve the welfare of employees.
I am a bit biased toward these objectives, as I've focused the last five years of my education and career towards widening the river of sustainability so that y'all can drink ;-) But doesn't it make sense? Companies that are willing to implement strategies to improve the working conditions and reduce harmful impacts from their goods and services will see greater employee satisfaction, less employee turnover, better customer service, lower fees for waste disposal and energy consumption.
The list goes on... which is why I'm preaching about the short, medium, and long-term gains from thinking about your habits, your waste profile, and working towards attaining a sustainable lifestyle.
Here are a few of the initial findings that I'm investigating: