INVEST YOUR VALUES
Know What you Own
Aligning investments with values requires that you know what you own — but it’s almost impossible to know what individual companies you own if you’re invested through mutual funds. We’re starting to change that. Fossil Free Funds calls out mutual funds’ climate change and carbon complicity. Deforestation Free Funds focuses on palm oil and deforestation, and Tobacco Free Funds highlights companies that profit from tobacco and entertainment companies that promote smoking. Weapons Free Funds and Gender Equality Funds are coming in 2018.
Fossil Free Funds is a search platform that looks at the climate impact of popular mutual funds and shows you if your money is being invested in fossil fuel companies, or companies with high carbon footprints.
Investing in coal companies, oil/gas companies, and fossil-fired utilities isn’t just a moral question. Fossil fuel investments carry real financial risks. When emissions are constrained, fossil fuel companies will have their carbon assets stranded. Over the past years, a growing divestment movement of institutional and individual investors representing more than $5tn in assets under management has responded to this risk by divesting all or some of their fossil fuel investments.
Fossil Free Funds empowers you to know exactly what you own, to see if your savings are invested in dirty energy sources, and to find investment options that support a cleaner, greener future.
Search for mutual funds and see if they’re invested in fossil fuel companies. If they are, you can use our database to find comparable options that meet your specific needs.
Are you profiting from deforestation and climate change? Palm oil production is among the fastest growing causes of rainforest destruction today, and rainforest destruction is the second biggest driver of climate change after the burning of fossil fuels.
If it were up to you, your money wouldn’t be used to finance this destruction. But would you know it if it was?
Deforestation Free Funds is a search platform that informs and empowers everyday investors. It lets you see if your savings are invested in dirty palm oil, shows you how to take action to get fund managers to implement more sustainable investment policies, and helps you find investment options that support a forest friendly future.
Search your savings for investments in palm oil with Deforestation Free Funds. Brought to you by As You Sow and Friends of the Earth.
Tobacco Free Funds is a search platform that enables you to find out if your savings are being used to fund companies that produce tobacco products or promote tobacco to kids. We also help you find investment options that support a cleaner and healthier future.
Many entertainment companies promote smoking. Kid-rated movies still depict smoking, even though the U.S. Surgeon General and the scientific community have concluded that smoking scenes in movies cause young people to smoke. Making kid-rated movies smokefree would save over 1,000,000 lives.
Screen your portfolio for tobacco companies and entertainment companies that promote tobacco with Tobacco Free Funds.