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Naryan comments on Open Thread #40 - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Naryan 10 July 2018 11:01:10AM 0 points [-]

This field is really interesting, and there is a lot of research out there on it. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a good starting place, but I've spent about a week pulling together stats from several sources to build my view on this space, and the Canadian options in particular.

I do like World Tree in particular, because it both produces high-impact social utility, has a high expected financial return, and I can actually buy-in without being accredited. Unfortunately for people with less than $1M, the options for impact investing are very slim at the moment.

Typical options include Green Bonds with a 4-5% return over 5 years, or investments in smaller community funds with a fairly small impact.

Check out a few Canadian options at OpenImpact