What’s the difference between SRI (Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing), ethical investing, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Impact Investing?

Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing (SRI): is a term that describes the whole socially responsible investing industry, while ethical investing, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and impact investing are particular types of SRI.

Ethical Investing: filtering out harmful companies involved in industries like tobacco or gambling; ESG investing pushes for general social good by screening companies for various environment, social and corporate governance policies.

Impact Investing: a more focused strategy based on a particular social initiative such as disease eradication.

For example, Swell is considered a form of impact investing that falls under SRI investing.

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