Socially responsible investing
Express your values, incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and make an impact using Interactive Advisors socially responsible features.

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What’s in a name?

In the industry, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is often used interchangeably with ESG investing, ethical investing, sustainable investing, green investing or impact investing. But it isn't always clear what this means for you or your investments.

We believe investors are catalysts for change in the behavior and the the companies they invest in. Our approach centers on investing in companies that operate businesses with socially desirable products and services as well as the incorporation of ESG factors into investment decision-making, thus incentivizing better practices from the companies.

We want to empower you to make more conscious investment decisions and we offer various easy, transparent and low cost ways for you to express your values.

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How can I invest in companies that share my values?

How can I invest in an SRI version of the portfolio you create for me?

With the flick of a button. We make it easy for you to switch your recommended asset allocation portfolio to one which takes SRI into consideration. Simply login to your dashboard to view your options and invest/call us for more information or help.

How do I pick a SRI portfolio?

Choose a theme below to see the SRI portfolios

  • Invest in companies that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building energy efficient products, reducing energy footprint, using alternative energy sources and conserving water

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    Clean Technology
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The Clean Technology portfolio is designed to invest in US companies that develop products that directly or indirectly reduce harmful environmental impact. These products and technologies help increase energy efficiency, reduce water and energy usage, and improve the quality of air and water.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -24.5%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good environmental score, clean technology, socially responsible investing
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    Clean Energy
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The Clean Energy Portfolio is designed to invest in US companies that are leading the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. These companies make use of alternative energy sources, as well as efficient, renewable and clean technologies for power generation and transmission.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -18.4%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good environmental score, clean energy, socially responsible investing
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    Low Greenhouse Emissions
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The Low Greenhouse Emissions Portfolio is designed to invest in US companies that have low direct and indirect greenhouse emissions. These companies are committed to further reducing emissions and aim to have a low carbon footprint.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -22.0%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good environmental score, low greenhouse emissions, socially responsible investing
  • Invest in companies that promote safe working conditions, diversity and have strong ethical track record

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    Fair Labor
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The Fair Labor Portfolio is designed to invest in US companies with processes and policies in place against abusive labor practices. These companies have not been involved in any wages and working conditions controversies recently. They also have processes in place to monitor breaches in their su...
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -20.7%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good social score, fair labor, socially responsible investing
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    Workforce Diversity
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The Workforce Diversity Portfolio is designed to invest in US companies paving the way for diversity and equality in the workplace.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -24.4%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good social score, workforce diversity, socially responsible investing
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    Good Business Ethics
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The Good Business Ethics Portfolio is designed to invest in US companies with a reputation for honest dealing, ethical behavior and integrity as well as a code of ethics to set standards of behavior across the workforce.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -24.1%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good social score, good business ethics, socially responsible investing
  • Invest in companies that are good for the world at large while at the same time good for your own investment portfolio

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    ESG Growth Portfolio
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The ESG Growth portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically invest in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, while delivering return and risk characteristics of large and mid cap growth stocks within the US equity market.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -21.1%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good ESG scores, large and mid cap growth stocks
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    ESG Broad Market Portfolio
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The ESG Broad Market portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically invest in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors while delivering return and risk characteristics of large and mid cap stocks within the US equity market.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -22.1%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good ESG scores, large and mid cap stocks
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    ESG Value Portfolio
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The ESG Value portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically invest in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, while delivering return and risk characteristics of large and mid cap value stocks within the US equity market.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -29.2%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good ESG scores, large and mid cap value stocks
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    ESG Quality Portfolio
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The ESG Quality portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically invest in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, while delivering return and risk characteristics of large and mid cap quality stocks within the US equity market.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -21.5%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good ESG scores, large and mid cap quality stocks
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    ESG Dividend Portfolio
    Managed by Interactive Advisors Socially Responsible Investing
    The ESG Dividend portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically invest in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, while delivering return and risk characteristics of large and mid cap high dividend stocks within the US equity market.
    Performance
    Cost
    Keywords
    -
    Sharpe ratio
    -26.7%
    90 days
    $1,000
    Minimum investment
    0.11%
    Management fee
    good ESG scores, large and mid cap dividend stocks

How can I avoid companies that do not share my values?

Select from various exclusion groups to avoid companies that you feel do not share your values or add single stock exclusions which automatically apply to all your investments. We ensure that detailed business classification and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) metrics are used in the exclusion group construction process. Each exclusion group typically comprises 25 stocks and is reviewed annually.

Exclusion groups

Animal testing Animal testing
Companies selling personal & household products & services that test cosmetic products on animals.
Business ethics controversies Business ethics controversies
Companies with the most controversies relating to ethics, politics, or corruption, as published in the media.
Corporate political spending and lobbying Corporate political spending and lobbying
Companies with the highest amount of political donations and those that spend the most on lobbying, relative to size.
Energy intensive Energy intensive
Companies with the highest total energy usage.
Fossil fuels Fossil fuels
Companies that operate in the coal industry and/or are the largest producers of oil.
Greenhouse emissions Greenhouse emissions
Companies with the highest reported direct and indirect C02 emissions.
Hazardous waste Hazardous waste
Companies responsible for creating the highest hazardous waste.
High water usage High water usage
Companies with the highest levels of water withdrawals.
Tobacco, alcohol and gambling Tobacco, alcohol and gambling
Companies deriving revenue from sales of tobacco, alcohol and gambling activities.
Weapons and gun manufacturers Weapons and gun manufacturers
Companies deriving revenue from sales of military equipment and weapons.

The cost of your choices

  • Many of our portfolios have an overlap with the exclusions we provide.
  • Excluding stocks from your portfolio affects its performance.
  • The returns for the portfolio excluding selected exclusion groups are computed using the portfolio and exclusion group stock returns during the period.

Use the tool below to see how choosing exclusion groups impacts each of those portfolios.

Please see the Important information below to review important disclosures on the risks and limitations of relying on hypothetical returns.

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