The first step is to decide if you want to DIY the research and find companies to invest in directly, or if you want external help. Doing SRI research on your own is great, but it can be time consuming and tricky to figure out how ethical a company is. If you choose the help route then opening an investment account through a platform like Robinhood can help you filter out companies you know you want to invest in. An easy way to judge how socially responsible a company is, is to also look at reviews on sites like Morningstar
. Mutual funds are also an easy way to diversify your portfolio. Most fund managers have screening tools that select assets based on their chosen criteria. These are even specific enough that you can choose companies who support women in leadership or entirely renewable energy based companies. Hopefully these are a few helpful tips as a beginner to SRI. Happy ethical spending!