Crowd Investment Platform Uses Small Acts To Solve Big World Problems

Crowd Investment Platform Uses Small Acts To Solve Big World Problems
Health

Swell is built on the belief that a collective, efficient use of finances can make the world a better place

Jiwon Kim
  • 30 may 2017

Data shows that companies that create high social and environmental impact actually outperform S&P 500 companies the past few years. The world faces an overwhelming amount of issues, which has resulted in companies adapting and starting to address these problems while making a profit. The platform Swell aims to act as a service that helps people invest in these companies, opening up an opportunity to help the world while receiving a financial return.

Swell’s portfolio includes companies like electric car company Tesla to sustainable water pump company Xylen. Many of the companies available for investing are engaged in constant development of innovative technology. As long as a user invests at least $500, he or she can start an investment portfolio. The platform currently comprises of six different portfolios: renewable energy, green tech, disease eradication, clean water, zero waste and healthy living.

CEO Dave Fanger decided to start Swell when he noticed that companies that are driven by the desire to create social impact actually also can make a long-term profit. For example, as natural resources are quickly depleted and continue to harm the environment, there is no solution but to look for other sources for fuel and energy. It makes sense to invest in companies who provide these alternative sources because they also are the companies that have the potential to stay in business in the future.

To ensure quality, companies get to be included in a portfolio if they pass two separate ratings. One is a high score in Swell’s assessment of environmental and social performance as well as passing the assessments to ensure financial performance. Companies must also be dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development goals.

Swell is the ideal platform for those interested in impact investing because they help users understand and recognize the short and long term value of companies that focus on sustainability.

Swell

Data shows that companies that create high social and environmental impact actually outperform S&P 500 companies the past few years. The world faces an overwhelming amount of issues, which has resulted in companies adapting and starting to address these problems while making a profit. The platform Swell aims to act as a service that helps people invest in these companies, opening up an opportunity to help the world while receiving a financial return.

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