As a shareholders you are a company owner. As such, make your voice heard to shape the mandate given to the people running the company. Make this mandate align with your perception of socially responsible business practices.
In the face of climate change, dozens of shareholder resolutions at companies are filed each year at companies, such as Southern Company, Nextera or Exxon Mobil. They request Boards to issue short and long-term targets aligned with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal.
Large corporations, such as Walmart, are being urged to evaluate business practices that contribute to unsafe work environments. Failure to effectively address workplace safety and violence exposes stakeholders, including employees, to unacceptable harms and exposes Walmart to financial, reputational, and legal risks.
Many large corporations have a poor record of biodiversity protection. Inadequate management actions can intensify the severity of biodiversity incidents and contribute to the emergence of future risks and controversies in a Company’s operations.
What is impact investing?
Impact investing is an approach to investing that generates both financial returns and positive, measurable social or environmental impact. This type of investing goes beyond traditional methods that solely focus on financial gains and aims to make a positive difference in the world. Led by philanthropists, the number of impact investors is growing fast as many private investors come to grips with both the opportunity for return and the massive need for private capital to fund investments that protect the planet.
How does impact investing work?
Ziggma makes impact investing easy for you by helping you make an impact through your vote as a shareholder. Annual shareholder meetings are, well, infrequent and proxy votes often fly under the radar. We make you aware of votes on topics you care about through alerts so that you can cast your vote. Shareholder resolutions can be lengthy and complex. We provide context and explain why they matter.
Ziggma makes sure you have enough context and advance notice to make an informed decision so that you can make an impact through your vote at the companies you’re invested in.
Is impact investing profitable?
Investment on impact balances financial returns with positive societal and environmental outcomes. While the primary goal is to make a positive impact, impact investments can be profitable. Many investors have found success in sectors like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and socially responsible businesses. However, returns may vary, and the focus is often on achieving a balance between financial gains and positive impact.
What are direct impact investments?
Impact investments can be made through direct investments in purpose-driven businesses, for example through specialized crowdfunding platforms. Social impact bonds, green bonds, microfinance, and ESG-focused stocks offer avenues to align financial returns with positive societal and environmental outcomes, fostering a better future.
What’s the difference between impact investing and ESG?
Impact investing aims for measurable positive social or environmental outcomes alongside financial returns. ESG investing considers a broader set of Environmental, Social, and Governance factors, focusing on responsible business practices without requiring direct, measurable impact. Both approaches align investments with sustainability, but they differ in their primary focus and strategies.