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Financial consultants provide financial advice to corporations and money managers, including company HR or finance teams that manage employee retirement plans. The firms below focus on integrating socially responsible investments into their financial advice.
Social K — Social K is a financial consulting firm helping manage retirement plans with environmental, social, and governance considerations. They work alongside company or non-profit organization HR or finance teams to help them to design a retirement plan which is tailor-fit.
Green Retirement — Green Retirement Plans is a B Corporation specializing in setting up small business 401(k), nonprofit organization 403(b), and individual IRA plans that include sustainable and socially responsible investments.
If you’ve found mutual funds or ETFs on Fossil Free Funds that fit your investing circumstances, you can use traditional brokerage services to invest in them directly or through an IRA portfolio. You can use traditional financial brokers to invest, or search online to find online brokerage services.
"Robo-advisors" are a class of financial advisor that provide financial advice or investment management online with moderate to minimal human intervention, helping keep fees low. You can search online to find advisors that offer automated platforms that integrate environmental concerns, and other socially responsible investment issues.
If you’re looking to get more informed on fossil fuel divestment, fossil free investing, and other socially responsible investment issues, the educational resources below can help.
US-SIF — US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is a United States-based membership association that advances sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. They can also help you find responsible investment managers to move your money fossil free.
Green America — Green America is a nonprofit membership organization based in the United States that promotes ethical consumerism. Their “Creating a Fossil Free Portfolio” guide teaches you how to get started investing fossil free.
DivestInvest Guide — The DivestInvest Guide, from DivestInvest, is a collection of resources covering investment and banking choices that can help reduce the risks of abrupt and irreversible climate change.
Financial research providers help Fossil Free Funds identify fossil fuel companies in common mutual funds. The firms listed below all provide expertise and company research to help Fossil Free Funds track fossil fuel investments and keep our data up-to-date.
Fossil Free Indexes — Fossil Free Indexes provides research products and investment solutions that reduce environmental risk while managing portfolio risk. They provide the Carbon Underground 200 index used by Fossil Free Funds, identifying the top global 200 publicly-owned coal, oil, and gas reserve owners ranked by the carbon emissions embedded in their reserves.
Macroclimate — Macroclimate is a B Corporation and fiduciary advisor that helps you invest in impact investment portfolios. They also provide investment research, including the Macroclimate 30 index used by Fossil Free Funds, identifying the 50 largest public-company owners of coal-fired power plants in Developed Markets plus China and India.
Corporate Knights — Corporate Knights is a media, research and financial information products company focused on promoting “clean capitalism”, where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits. They partner with As You Sow to provide the Carbon Clean 200 index used by Fossil Free Funds, identifying the 200 largest publicly listed companies by their total clean energy revenues.
Morningstar — Morningstar is an investment research company offering mutual fund, ETF, and stock analysis, ratings, and data, and portfolio tools. In addition to providing the fund and company data that powers Fossil Free Funds, they offer Sustainability Rating for funds evaluating how well the companies in a fund’s portfolio are managing the environmental, social, and governance—or ESG—investing factors relevant to their industries.
yourSRI.com/CSSP — With its online platform yourSRI.com, CSSP helps asset managers and asset owners worldwide to adequately manage risks related to ESG and Carbon issues. yourSRI.com provides the carbon footprint data for mutual funds that you find on Fossil Free Funds.