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Measuring the impact of social consciousness

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3 little ways climate will change your everyday life

So often when we speak about climate change, it’s in a far off, abstract way.

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WTF does all this mean?



Figuring out all the abbreviations used when discussing impact investing can be tough. Here's a handy guide.

AYS: As You Sow

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The sunshine state goes solar

Thanks to America’s largest dedicated residential solar energy services company, Sunrun, Inc., more Florida homeowners can access a cheaper, cleaner way to power their homes.

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What foods we waste the most of and how to stop

No one leaves the grocery store and thinks, “Boy, I can’t wait to throw away almost half this food!” Yet that’s what US households do every year – but why? Improper planning, confusion over sell-by dates, and the preference for beautiful produce all play a part.

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Catch up with our quarterly rebalance

Summer fun is all about the beach and the farmer’s market — it’s also about making sure we’ve got the right holdings in our portfolios.

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How Does Swell Differ From a Robo Advisor?

For those looking to become impact investors, Swell's here to help you navigate the choppy waters.

There are many options for people who want to use their investments to support companies that have a positive impact on the world. Some investors work with financial advisors, others use robo advisors. Now, there is Swell - a new approach to impact investing.

Here’s how they stack up:

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Renewable Energy Jobs on the Rise

Jobs in energy aren't necessarily going away, they just look a little different. Here's how they stack up.

Let's be clear: coal mining jobs are not returning to the U.S. It does not matter that environmental regulations are being rolled back to support the flagging coal industry. While coal fired power generation is still a significant share of electricity generation in the U.S. (30.4%)1, net generation from coal sources declined by a whopping 53% between 2006-20162.

But that’s not to say that jobs in the energy sector have also declined. They just look a little different these days. The good news is that for the first time ever, solar has become the cheapest form of energy, and wind is cost competitive with fossil fuels. Which means jobs in renewable energy are on the rise. 

 Here’s how they stack up:

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Impact Investing vs. the Broader Market?

“Do I have to sacrifice returns to participate in Impact Investing?” The answer is, emphatically, no.