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Brian Grimmett
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Kansas News Service
More investors are aligning their portfolios with their personal values such as the development of clean and renewable energy.

People increasingly want to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when investing.

Using a socially conscious set of standards to evaluate and select where to put their money has more investors using ESG criteria.

Buying shares in companies with values similar to theirs affords investors a way to engage as socially responsible stakeholders.

Once thought to be narrowing your chances at a decent return on investment, funds with an ESG focus are showing competitive returns and have even outperformed their non-ESG peers.

The Smart Money Experts review ESG investing and how to go about adding these types of funds to your portfolio.

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