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It is possible, even with company 401ks to invest in funds and companies that match your values and goals. The following is a table of resources and is not investment advice.

Why and does it actually help? Yes. A non-fossil fuel 401k or a fund focused on your values, which may include investments in renewable energy, clean technology, and environmentally friendly businesses, can help the economy shift towards more sustainable practices in several ways:

1. Promoting innovation and technological advancements: stimulates research, development, innovation and opportunities by putting shareholder pressure on the how as much as the return.

2. Job creation and economic growth: stimulates economic growth, employment opportunities, a economic benefits to communities.

3. Diversification and resilience: Relying heavily on fossil fuel investments can expose the economy to the volatility and uncertainties of the fossil fuel market. Diversifying investments into non-fossil fuel sectors, such as renewable energy, can enhance the resilience of the economy and a portfolio.

4. Mitigating climate change risks: Investing in renewable energy and other sustainable businesses is a risk hedge to climate change issues both as a business risk and also helping reduce emissions causing change.

5. Meeting consumer demand and regulatory requirements: Increasingly, consumers are seeking environmentally friendly products and services. Investing in businesses that prioritize sustainability and operate in line with environmental values are more likely to attract customers and gain a competitive edge. Additionally, as governments implement stricter environmental regulations and incentivize sustainable practices, companies in non-fossil fuel sectors may benefit from compliance and access to subsidies or tax incentives.

Company Focus Web
Etho ETF https://etfmg.com/funds/etho/
Ethic Individual and wealth manager sustainable company research , portfolio and investing tools https://www.ethic.com/
Own Your Beliefs Web app and API that offers the best way to decarbonize a stock portfolio and makes company carbon emissions data more accessible than it's ever been. With just a few clicks, institutional and retail investors can analyze the financed CO2e emissions of a stock portfolio and then take targeted action by shifting investments or offset by purchasing high-quality durable CDR directly on our site. https://www.ownyourbeliefs.org/
Climate Investment Funds Projects, Marketplace https://www.cif.org/topics/accelerating-coal-transition
Fossil Fuel Free List Listing funds without fossil fuels ( not pure play) https://fossilfreefunds.org/
Carbon Collective Broad Funds with details about pure play sectors https://www.carboncollective.co/
As You Sow Mission is to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy via directly engage corporate CEOs, senior management, and institutional investors. Produces whitepaper shareholder reports on companies about various ESG topics https://www.asyousow.org/
Fossil Free Funds List of public mutual funds with no fossil fuels, produced by As You Sow https://fossilfreefunds.org/
Invest Your Values A derivative of Fossil Free Funds offering retirement funds available at major companies as a choice in 401k https://investyourvalues.org/
Generation since 2004, Al Gore, Pure Play investment ESG Sustainability Firm https://www.generationim.com/
Climetrics ( CDR often in Google finance esg ratings reports) Climetrics rating enables all investors to make well informed decisions; finding funds that invest in companies better at managing material issues related to climate change, water security and deforestation. https://www.cdp.net/en/investor/climetrics
Make Money Matter UK UK company reviews for ESG https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/
iClima PIONEERING ESG 3.0 BY CREATING IMPACT-FOCUSED EQUITY INDICES THAT PROMOTE REGENERATION AND DECARBONISATION https://www.iclima.earth/
Renewables.org Lend amounts from $25 to help fund solar projects in the global south with full capital returned in 5 years guaranteed return of capital input https://www.renewables.org/
Climatize Micro finance solar projects in USA with $100 and returns projected at 6-8% for community solar projects - not guaranteed return https://www.climatize.earth/
Sun Exchange Micro Finance solar projects in South Africa, purchasing per cell ( starting at ~$25 ) with capital returned with some interest -not guaranteed return https://thesunexchange.com/
Lumo Micro Finance solar projects in France, purchasing with capital returned with some interest - not guaranteed return https://www.lumo-france.com/
Enerfip Micro Finance solar projects in France, purchasing with capital returned with some interest - not guaranteed return https://fr.enerfip.eu/
Ecologico Micro Finance solar projects in global markets based in Germany, purchasing with ( 100 Euro min) capital returned with some interest -not guaranteed return https://ecoligo.com/
Ener2Crowd Micro Finance solar projects in global markets based in Italy, purchasing with ( 250 Euro min) capital returned with some interest - not guaranteed return https://www.ener2crowd.com/
Fundeen Micro Finance solar projects in Spain, capital returned with some interest - not guaranteed return https://www.fundeen.com/en
FloBers Micro Finance solar projects in Spain, capital returned with some interest - not guaranteed return ( Min 500 Euro to Institutional ) Regulated https://www.flobers.com/
Genervest Micro Finance solar/energy projects in Netherlands/Greece, with capital returned with some interest ( 3.5%?, min 50 Euro ) - not guaranteed return https://genervest.org/
Citizenergy Micro Finance solar/ wind / energy projects in Europe, with capital returned with some interest or equity - not guaranteed return https://citizenergy.eu/
Connecticut Green Bank Public Bank with private partner capital " First Green Bank" https://www.ctgreenbank.com/about-us/
Troidos Bank, UK Broad sustainability project opportunities, per project, low min, bond or equity https://www.triodoscrowdfunding.co.uk/investments
ZonnepanelenDelen Micro Finance solar/energy projects in Netherlands, with capital returned with some interest ( 3.5%?, min 50 Euro ) - no guaranteed return https://www.zonnepanelendelen.nl/
Raise Green Marketplace for impact investing in climate solutions like solar farms on Maui, water systems in Phoenix, and geothermal power in Alaska. COvertable notes to equity - no guaranteed return https://www.raisegreen.com/)
Energea Purchase equity in solar projects and possible returns as dividends - no guaranteed return https://www.energea.com/
IRIS Imapct Investing framework building tool Credible, comparable impact data are needed to inform impact investment decisions and drive greater impact results. IRIS+ solves for this by increasing data clarity and comparability, and it provides streamlined, practical, how-to guidance that impact investors need, all in one easy-to-navigate system. It is a free, publicly available resource that is managed by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – the global champion of impact investing. https://iris.thegiin.org/plus/home/
Galvanize Climate Climate focused investment firm (VC) https://galvanizeclimate.com/