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With just $500, this new startup lets you invest in companies that are trying to save the world

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Starting at $500, customers of startup Swell can invest in funds of environmentally and socially conscious companies.

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Investors using Swell’s platform can split their money among six portfolios of public companies. They are grouped under themes like Clean Water, Disease Eradication, and Green Tech.

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Some portfolios have big names. Healthy Living has Whole Foods and Renewable Energy has Tesla. But they also include smaller companies.

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Swell is not alone. Companies like Grow and Aspiration are also giving people the chance to invest responsibly, in companies that try to align growth and positive impact.

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Responsible investing is an old idea, but these initiatives, with more affordable entry prices and easy-to-use interfaces, are allowing it to be explored by younger investors.

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