Green investing aligns with what we at GITEX Impact stand for. Those committed to protecting our planet can do so through green investing.
What is a Green Investment?
A green investment or eco-investment is a socially-responsible traditional investment aligned with activities and business practices that are environmentally friendly. Investing in green investments is investing in sustainable initiatives, green products, or research and development (R&D) regarding eco-friendly technology and alternatives.
Types of Green Tech Investments
Investors typically choose from the following green investment vehicles:
Green Equities or Stocks
Various startup businesses committed to a positive environmental impact in the green industry have shares that investors can buy or sell. Buying green equities or green stocks is a simple and easy way to start eco-investing.
Green or Climate Bonds
Investors can opt to invest in green bonds. Climate bonds are fixed-income securities are issued in order to finance green business operations and projects. Green bonds may come with tax incentives that can appeal to investors more compared to their traditional counterparts.
Green companies also have an index, mutual, or exchange-traded fund (ETF) shares that investors can explore. Investing in green funds provides exposure and investors put money into a wide spectrum of sustainable projects instead of one green stock or bond.
Examples of Green Investments
Supporting eco-friendly businesses and green investments can include:
- Fossil fuel reduction
- Pollution reduction
- Waste management
- Renewable energy
- Water stock