About Portfolio 21 Investments

Portfolio 21 Investments has been a pioneer in the field of social and environmental investing since 1982.

Our concerns about the ecological crisis began three decades ago, and we continue to critically examine our assumptions and approach every day. We designed Portfolio 21 Investments to address the ecological risks and opportunities of the investment process in the 21st century. We recognize environmental sustainability as a fundamental human challenge and a tremendous business opportunity.

We are independent and majority owned by our employees. Our founding directors continue to lead the firm today. We hold ourselves to the same standards that we apply to the companies in which we invest. Our journey toward sustainability continues to evolve; we are pleased to contribute to the best practices in this field by learning from others' experiences and by sharing the knowledge we've gained.

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Portland People's Climate March

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September 23, 2014

On Sunday, September 21, my family and I joined thousands of people at the Portland People’s Climate March to bring attention and…  

Portfolio 21 Announces Global Equity Strategy Environmental Impact Report

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September 18, 2014

Portfolio 21 is pleased to announce the publication of the Portfolio 21 Global Equity Strategy Environmental Impact Report. This report summarizes a recent…  

Why Portfolio 21 does not invest in Coca Cola

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September 10, 2014

When I finished reading the article “Investing to Make a Difference Is Gaining Ground” published in the September 5th… issue of  

Water Security Close to Home

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August 29, 2014

According to the Global Water Forum, by 2050 over 40% of the world’s population will live in water stressed regions. Concerns about…  

News on Fracking Distracts from the Real Economic Trends

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March 28, 2014

“Oil and Gas Extraction Booming,” reports the headline on yesterday’s U.S. Government Census Bureau 2012 Economic Census Advance Report (which covers 2007 …  

New Publication: Perspectives on "Sustainable" Palm Oil: Problematic Certification Systems and the Responsible Investor

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March 24, 2014

Here at Portfolio 21, we are continuously working to identify critical ESG issues and educate both ourselves and our investors.  As part…  

Speaking Out on Divestment

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March 13, 2014

When Portfolio 21 got the call to testify in front of the Oregon State House Energy and Environment Committee on divesting state…  

The Inevitable Risks of Climate Change Become the Immediate Impacts for Some

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November 20, 2013

As is so often the case, real time global events offer inspiration and motivation for the work being done by Portfolio 21…  

New Publication: Beyond Fossil Fuel Free Investing: Reducing Global Energy Demand through Efficiency

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November 7, 2013

Going Fossil Fuel Free and divesting of fossil fuel stocks is an end game for some, but for Portfolio 21 it is…  

“My gosh, I am glad we do not invest in these companies!”

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June 3, 2013

I had this thought repeatedly as I read “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us…” by Michael Moss.  

New Publication: Approaches to Environmental Investing

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May 3, 2013

Portfolio 21 recently released a new publication, titled “Approaches to Environmental Investing…,” which is intended to illustrate the key concepts  

Stop Buying Fossil Fuel

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April 8, 2013

If a company is producing a very profitable product that is known to cause harm to the environment and to your health,…  

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