All investments, besides making — and possibly losing — money, create change. The things an investment facilitates are an important part of what it really is, and how its performance can best be understood. Harnessing this force for change, and aligning it with the investor’s greater sense of value, can be a powerful means to do good, and thereby, in the fullest sense of the words, to make good investments.
The Good Investor is a best practice guide for socially-motivated investors. It provides a framework for rational and effective decision-making throughout the investment process, and in the generation of positive social and environmental impact. It is an Investing for Good publication, and was commissioned by Big Society Capital to offer a UK standard.