This investing app lets anyone with $50 invest in companies that make money by doing good
By Mara Leighton
Swell is an impact investing platform that helps people invest in high-growth companies working to solve global challenges.
It’s based on the belief that today’s biggest challenges will result in tomorrow’s leading industries. Each company in its portfolios is selected because it produces — and derives revenue from — products or services that address the environmental and social challenges as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For users, portfolios are arranged into easily discernible values: renewable energy, healthy living, zero waste, green tech, clean water, and disease eradication — in which they can invest their money in varying percentages, depending on their preferences. Swell’s Impact 400 portfolio features 400 of the most impactful public companies that consistently derive revenue from the UN SDGs.
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