Swell’s Impact 400

Invest in high-growth companies solving global challenges

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Impactful public companies that consistently derive revenue from activities aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This portfolio is best for those looking for a single investment option to broadly apply their dollars to many sectors, many firms, and many impact themes in one carefully-curated portfolio.

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James Maskell
James Maskell@jmaskell · Product Manager in Berlin 🇩🇪
I'm a German resident. Is it possible to open an account with Swell?
Pam Velazquez
Pam VelazquezMaker@pam_velazquez · Marketing Manager
@jmaskell Hi James, Unfortunately, for now, we are only available to investors who reside or are citizens of the U.S. But don't worry! We hope to make ourselves available internationally soon. We want to bring impact investing to as many as possible, including those overseas, so stay tuned :-)
Steve Messer
Steve Messer@stevenjmesser · Product Manager, @gdsteam
@pam_velazquez How can people find out when you're available in other countries?
Pam Velazquez
Pam VelazquezMaker@pam_velazquez · Marketing Manager
@stevenjmesser When we are available in other countries, we will likely post on our social media and make sure to email our subscribers. Those are two ways to make sure you stay in the know :-)
Matt Harney
Matt Harney@matthew_harney · Work @APPEALIE
Awesome to see this. Our work at the SEAL Awards - environmental advocacy org that recognizes the most sustainable companies: https://sealawards.com/ - is premised on the massive impact corporations can have. Sustainable investing your own retirement account can be hugely impactful - here is an estimate that it is 27 TIMES more effective than other carbon reducing activities - https://twitter.com/SasjaBeslik/...
Pam Velazquez
Pam VelazquezMaker@pam_velazquez · Marketing Manager
@matthew_harney Thank you so much for sharing Matt! I LOVE that infographic in the tweet you shared.
Abadesi
Abadesi@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Great idea; are you adding new companies to be included in the portfolio over time? What is the selection process? @wmackay18 @keatonherzer
Bill MacKay
Bill MacKayMaker@wmackay18 · Growth at Swell Investing
@abadesi Thanks! We will rebalance the portfolio periodically in an effort to optimize performance. We have a dedicated team of impact analysts who spend all of their time identifying and evaluating companies for our portfolios. You can learn more about their selection process here: https://www.swellinvesting.com/i...
Babken Karapetyan
Babken Karapetyan@babken_karapetyan · Innovation is a Memetic Evolution
Nice for investors.
Bill MacKay
Bill MacKayMaker@wmackay18 · Growth at Swell Investing
@babken_karapetyan The minimum to invest in only $50. This product is not designed to be exclusive to rich investors. Our goal is to make impact investing accessible to everyone.
What differentiates your product from companies like Acorns and Stash?
Pam Velazquez
Pam VelazquezMaker@pam_velazquez · Marketing Manager
@isiahhill The main differentiator in those companies mentioned and Swell is that at Swell we only invest high growth companies that offer innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges—like renewable energy, clean water, and healthcare. We have 6 thematic portfolios you can invest in as well as the Impact 400 - a portfolio of the 400 most impactful companies on the market. Our portfolios are modeled after the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals which outline 17 goals that we can reach in the next 15 years that will end poverty, and protect the planet and its people. These goals open up $12 trillion of market opportunities as governments and private industries alike move towards achieving them which means that impact investing is only going to become a larger part of the market. If you’d like to take a look for yourself at impact investment trends overtime, GIIN puts out this great report: https://thegiin.org/research/pub... Swell allows you to open an IRA (Roth, Traditional, or SEP) as well as a flexible brokerage account. Hope that helps!