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How We Align Your Investments with Solving Climate Change

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Inspired by the Most Comprehensive Plan to Solve Climate Change.

Climate scientists and economists gathered to make a plan to achieve drawdown and stop climate change, showing both emissions reductions and the economic bemefit to investing in climate solutions. We leveraged that list as the inspiration for our Climate index, which is part of every Carbon Collective portfolio.

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How Investing In Climate Solutions May Help Solve Climate Change


Long term investors, like those saving for retirement, have unique power.

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When you buy and hold a stock

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You decrease the supply being actively traded on the market.

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When that stock experiences high demand, its lower supply will push prices higher.

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High share prices help a company borrow and raise capital more cheaply, enabling it to expand faster.

Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Not Your Investment Performance

See how our sustainable investment strategy would have performed

AMOUNT INVESTED

$10,000

TIME
PORTFOLIO
Return on investments
+$3,640 · (36.4%)
+$3,640 · (36.4%)
+$1,607 · ( 16.07%)
+$1,607 · ( 16.07%)
+$1,409 · ( 14.1%)
+$1,409 · ( 14.1%)
Carbon footprint
9 · (Tons CO2)
9 · (Tons CO2)
66 · (Tons CO2)
66 · (Tons CO2)
144 · (Tons CO2)
144 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$3,324 · (33.24%)
+$3,324 · (33.24%)
+$1,520 · ( 15.2%)
+$1,520 · ( 15.2%)
+$1,350 · ( 13.5%)
+$1,350 · ( 13.5%)
Carbon footprint
8 · (Tons CO2)
8 · (Tons CO2)
58 · (Tons CO2)
58 · (Tons CO2)
128 · (Tons CO2)
128 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$2,998 · (29.98%)
+$2,998 · (29.98%)
+$1,426 · ( 14.26%)
+$1,426 · ( 14.26%)
+$1,290 · ( 12.9%)
+$1,290 · ( 12.9%)
Carbon footprint
7 · (Tons CO2)
7 · (Tons CO2)
51 · (Tons CO2)
51 · (Tons CO2)
112 · (Tons CO2)
112 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$2,677 · (26.77%)
+$2,677 · (26.77%)
+$1,319 · ( 13.19%)
+$1,319 · ( 13.19%)
+$1,210 · ( 12.1%)
+$1,210 · ( 12.1%)
Carbon footprint
6 · (Tons CO2)
6 · (Tons CO2)
44 · (Tons CO2)
44 · (Tons CO2)
96 · (Tons CO2)
96 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$2,343 · (23.43%)
+$2,343 · (23.43%)
+$1,214 · ( 12.14%)
+$1,214 · ( 12.14%)
+$1,119 · ( 11.2%)
+$1,119 · ( 11.2%)
Carbon footprint
5 · (Tons CO2)
5 · (Tons CO2)
37 · (Tons CO2)
37 · (Tons CO2)
80 · (Tons CO2)
80 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$2,014 · (20.15%)
+$2,014 · (20.15%)
+$1,111 · ( 11.11%)
+$1,111 · ( 11.11%)
+$1,000 · ( 10%)
+$1,000 · ( 10%)
Carbon footprint
4 · (Tons CO2)
4 · (Tons CO2)
29 · (Tons CO2)
29 · (Tons CO2)
64 · (Tons CO2)
64 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$6,748 · (67.48%)
+$6,748 · (67.48%)
+$4,104 · ( 41.04%)
+$4,104 · ( 41.04%)
+$2,490 · ( 24.9%)
+$2,490 · ( 24.9%)
Carbon footprint
28 · (Tons CO2)
28 · (Tons CO2)
197 · (Tons CO2)
197 · (Tons CO2)
431 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$6,257 · (62.57%)
+$6,257 · (62.57%)
+$3,867 · ( 38.67%)
+$3,867 · ( 38.67%)
+$2,440 · ( 24.4%)
+$2,440 · ( 24.4%)
Carbon footprint
25 · (Tons CO2)
25 · (Tons CO2)
175 · (Tons CO2)
175 · (Tons CO2)
383 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$5,561 · (55.61%)
+$5,561 · (55.61%)
+$3,620 · ( 36.2%)
+$3,620 · ( 36.2%)
+$2,370 · ( 23.7%)
+$2,370 · ( 23.7%)
Carbon footprint
22 · (Tons CO2)
22 · (Tons CO2)
153 · (Tons CO2)
153 · (Tons CO2)
335 · (Tons CO2)
335 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$4,979 · (49.79%)
+$4,979 · (49.79%)
+$3,363 · ( 33.63%)
+$3,363 · ( 33.63%)
+$2,290 · ( 22.9%)
+$2,290 · ( 22.9%)
Carbon footprint
19 · (Tons CO2)
19 · (Tons CO2)
131 · (Tons CO2)
131 · (Tons CO2)
287 · (Tons CO2)
287 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$4,379 · (43.79%)
+$4,379 · (43.79%)
+$3,096 · ( 30.96%)
+$3,096 · ( 30.96%)
+$2,210 · ( 22.1%)
+$2,210 · ( 22.1%)
Carbon footprint
16 · (Tons CO2)
16 · (Tons CO2)
110 · (Tons CO2)
110 · (Tons CO2)
239 · (Tons CO2)
239 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$3,804 · (38.05%)
+$3,804 · (38.05%)
+$2,822 · ( 28.22%)
+$2,822 · ( 28.22%)
+$2,039 · ( 20.4%)
+$2,039 · ( 20.4%)
Carbon footprint
13 · (Tons CO2)
13 · (Tons CO2)
88 · (Tons CO2)
88 · (Tons CO2)
191 · (Tons CO2)
191 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$14,633 · (146.33%)
+$10,571 · ( 105.71%)
+$8,210 · ( 82.1%)
Carbon footprint
47 · (Tons CO2)
47 · (Tons CO2)
329 · (Tons CO2)
329 · (Tons CO2)
718 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$12,952 · (129.52%)
+$9,512 · ( 95.12%)
+$7,550 · ( 75.5%)
Carbon footprint
42 · (Tons CO2)
42 · (Tons CO2)
292 · (Tons CO2)
292 · (Tons CO2)
638 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$11,313 · (113.13%)
+$8,484 · ( 84.84%)
+$6,890 · ( 68.9%)
+$6,890 · ( 68.9%)
Carbon footprint
37 · (Tons CO2)
37 · (Tons CO2)
256 · (Tons CO2)
256 · (Tons CO2)
558 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$9,801 · (98.01%)
+$7,490 · ( 74.9%)
+$6,250 · ( 62.5%)
+$6,250 · ( 62.5%)
Carbon footprint
31 · (Tons CO2)
31 · (Tons CO2)
219 · (Tons CO2)
219 · (Tons CO2)
479 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$8,326 · (83.26%)
+$6,529 · ( 65.29%)
+$6,529 · ( 65.29%)
+$5,610 · ( 56.1%)
+$5,610 · ( 56.1%)
Carbon footprint
26 · (Tons CO2)
26 · (Tons CO2)
183 · (Tons CO2)
183 · (Tons CO2)
399 · (Tons CO2)
Return on investments
+$6,968 · (69.68%)
+$6,968 · (69.68%)
+$5,603 · ( 56.03%)
+$5,603 · ( 56.03%)
+$4,840 · ( 48.4%)
+$4,840 · ( 48.4%)
Carbon footprint
21 · (Tons CO2)
21 · (Tons CO2)
146 · (Tons CO2)
146 · (Tons CO2)
319 · (Tons CO2)
319 · (Tons CO2)
Past performance is no guarantee of future results

Historical time period: 03/03/16 - 03/31/21

Betterment’s historical returns were taken directly from their website (you have to have an account). Vanguard’s portfolio is constructed to be a total market benchmark combining their total US stock market ETF (VTI) with their total US total bond market ETF (BND). Carbon Collective’s returns are simulated to best demonstrate what the returns would have been if you had launched a portfolio using our sector-based, low-carbon strategy approximately one, three, or five years ago. For further details, numbers and graphs please read Carbon Collectives Portfolios vs Betterment and Vanguard's index portfolios.

All results are net of fees, including a 0.25% annual fee for Carbon Collective. We assume a management fee on the Vanguard portfolios of 0.00%. All returns include reinvested dividends.

What people are saying about Carbon Collective

Ben
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Ben,

Grad Student

I've used robo-advisors like Betterment and Wealthfront for years but I always felt like I was putting money into a black box. Carbon Collective changes that dynamic - I know why and where my investments are making an impact while getting great returns.

Ashton
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Ashton,

Climate Scientist

The discovery of James, Zach, and the Carbon Collective team has allowed me total peace of mind knowing that my money is being invested in climate solutions by a thoughtful group of knowledgeable investors... This is exactly the kind of work we need now.

Dan
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Dan,

Climate VC

After making changes in my personal and professional life to live in a more climate-friendly way, I'm happy that my retirement account is aligned with my values.

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