Be active in our community.
We encourage you to contribute to the economic, environmental, and social development of our region.
Be active in our community.
We can help you make financial decisions that also give back to the community.
Make money while making a difference in the community.
Understand social responsibility
What is social responsibility?
Social responsibility represents our duty as people to act in a way that benefits society. Everyone must pay careful attention to their impact on society and the environment and behave in a transparent, ethical manner to support long-term success. Some of the ways you can be socially responsible is to reduce your carbon footprint, volunteer in the community, and give to charities.
Research ways to get involved
What matters to you?
Are you passionate about making energy clean and affordable? Improving climate change? Influencing gender equality? Investigating industry trends, potential risks, and media content is a good place to start. Below are ideas to start thinking about socially responsibility in your workplace or personal life.
- Promote environmental sustainability by reducing your carbon footprint
- Find ways to promote energy efficiency
- Integrate diversity/opportunity policies in the workplace
- Implement community programs
- Ensure there is diversity and independence in your company's Board of Directors
Social responsible investing
One way you can get involved is by putting your money towards things that matter — like social responsible investing.
What is social responsible investing (SRI)? It is a way to align your values with investments by making money while making a difference in the community. SRI can be used by companies to prove their involvement in the community and the values that influence their operations. For example, we are not connected to tobacco, weapons, or gambling, but engage in environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
Our investing partners at NEI follow the ESG model when determining which organizations to invest in. ESG stands for environmental, social and governmental. How is the organization treating the enviroment? How is the social culture of the organization? What are the ethics of the organizations governance? These are great questions to consider when reseaching organizations to invest time or money into.
Why it's worth it
You can support the cause you are passionate about through more than just volunteering! Attending events, donating, and making connections are others ways you can support a cause. By actively supporting a cause, you are giving back to the community, improving employment prospects, meeting new people, and making connections. Supporting a cause not only positively influences you, but everyone around you.