The Betterment investing team, which includes PhDs, CFP® professionals and CFAs, analyzed all low-cost funds oriented toward environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) criteria, searching for products that could replace components of Betterment's portfolio strategy without sacrificing the parts of Betterment's advice that protect investors' returns the most: global diversification, tax optimization, and control of cost
Investment in renewables in emerging markets is growing, helped by the combination of high energy demand with declining prices, and banks in OECD nations are playing a larger role in financing the projects. Still, despite the growth opportunities, there are several key obstacles confronting those looking to invest in clean energy. Ankit Mishra discusses ways to reduce some of these challenges.
“By streamlining the acquisition of high quality, clean energy projects, CleanCapital is able to pass through the benefits to its investors,” said Patelli in a release.