Sustainable Investing: An Online Course for Individual Investors

Sustainable Investing: An Introductory Course for Individual Investors is a free online course for individual investors who want to learn the basics of sustainable investing and how to align their portfolios to address their social and environmental priorities.

The course seeks to empower individual investors with the knowledge to engage in a conversation about sustainable investment with investment professionals. It provides:
 
  • A brief overview of the development of sustainable investing
  • A summary of the investment options and strategies available
  • Links to additional resources and ideas for actions individuals can take right away
 
US SIF Foundation staff developed the course with input from US SIF member firms. The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
 
The genesis of this course was a 2019 convening on expanding retail investor participation in sustainable investing, organized by the US SIF Foundation with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation. One of the biggest barriers the attendees identified to more individuals choosing sustainable investments was lack of basic knowledge about sustainable investing, such as definitions, product options and financial performance. The launch of this online course is meant to address this gap.
 
To take this free online course, click here.