All the resources on this page are either things I’ve created, used myself, or learned about from a highly-regarded source in the new economy space.
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Regenerative Investing Resources
Sustainable is just that – sustaining where we’re at. We now need to restore, rejuvenate, and replenish all the depleted people and our planet. Regenerative investing puts your $$ to work doing just that.
Are you ready to invest in ways that solve our major social challenges instead of causing them? Would you like to feel less conflicted and more empowered by what you are investing in? If you want to really start aligning your money with your values, but don’t know where to start, this guide is for you.
Marco Vangelisti, founder of Essential Knowledge for Transition (EKFT), taps his immense knowledge gained over 20 years as an investment manager to shine a bright light on the dark realities of our economic, banking, and financial systems. Through his Toward Aware & No-Harm Investing course you will learn how to develop your Personal Investment Compass (PIC) and build a restorative investing portfolio that’s fully aligned with your personal values. Read more about the course and register here. You’ll receive 10% off when you sign up by using the discount code RRL.
Want to to put money to work in regenerating soils at scale and growing a lot of tasty food while doing so? Then check out this course created by the host of the highly esteemed Investing in Regenerative Agriculture podcast. Learn more here.
Regenerative Investment Options
With CNote**, your investment earns 2.75% interest and supports Main-Street America, funding small business loans, affordable housing, and community development in low-income areas. (You and I will both get $10 when you open a new account using this link.)
Check out these resources to start investing in Main Street instead of sending your money out of your community and off to Wall Street.
- Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: How to Invest Locally Using Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401(K)s by Michael Shuman
- Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It by Amy Cortese
- Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money by Woody Tasch
Socially Responsible Investing
Still investing in the stock market? These resources can help you do it more responsibly.
- Invest With Values
- Green America
- Global Impact Investing Network
- Invest Your Values
- As You Sow (shareholder advocacy)
- Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World by Janine Firpo
- The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life Not Just Your Money by Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, & Christopher Peck
- Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night by Marc de Sousa-Shields
Impact Banking – Break Up With Your Mega Bank
The major banks including Chase, Citi, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo use depositors’ money to fund the fossil fuels industry. One of the easiest and most impactful steps you can take is to move your $$$ to a more ethical bank that doesn’t do that.
Aspiration Bank offers socially conscious and sustainable banking services and investment products, so you can make money while making the world a better place. (You and I will both get $25 when you open a new account using this link.)
- Find more impact banking options in this blog post of mine
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a financial advisor. The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only. Everyone needs to conduct their own due diligence before making any investment.