Travis Strain of Investors Group

October 09, 2008 16:19 ET

Travis Strain of Investors Group-Do Your Financial Strategies Consider Our Planet's Future?

LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2008) - In today's environmentally and socially responsible world do you know what your investments endorse? Do they promote critical weapons, tobacco, or harmful human rights?

Travis Strain of Investors Group Financial Services Inc. has set out on a mission to educate the people of Langley that they may be investing in Socially Irresponsible ways.

"A lot of people in BC really have no idea what they are invested in. As a matter of fact, most people don't even look at the vast amounts of paperwork they get to find out if their investments promote companies who are involved in child labour or not," Strain says.

Caring about the world and about the kind of shape you will be leaving it in for your children or grandchildren is a trend. As a result, increasing numbers of Canadians are putting their money where their values are, by turning to socially responsible investing as a way to achieve investment performance while making a positive difference.

"Unfortunately, a lot of people feel that Socially Responsible Investments have poor returns," says Strain. "This is quite far from the truth." In fact, a recent study by the Jantzi Social Index shows that Socially Responsible Investments outperformed the index during a recent slump in July 2008 (August, 2008). "What this really means is that Canadians are being taken advantage of because they aren't being educated by investments advisors as to what they currently hold in their portfolios. They end up with investments that don't support their values."

So how does one invest for BOTH performance and Social Good at the same time?

Strain believes he has the solution. He says, "He achieves this through using a Socially Responsible Investing strategy which will help you to incorporate factors related to environmental sustainability, social responsibility or various social issues with Traditional investment analysis."

He's used this scientific approach to social investing to help his clients both get a good return while helping to take the world around us into consideration. When you invest for both social good and performance at the same time it's truly a win-win situation for everyone.

If you would like more information on finding out how to make sure your investments are being Socially Irresponsible, call Travis Strain, Investors Group Financial Services Inc. at (604) 308-6030.

This is intended as a general source of information only and is not intended to provide any personalized tax, legal or investment advice, and is not intended as a solicitation to purchase securities. Travis Strain is solely responsible for its content. For more information on this topic or any other investment or financial matters, please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

About Travis Strain of Investors Group

Travis Strain is a consultant with Investors Group Financial Services and has based his business out of his home town of Langley, BC. Travis is taking a progressive stance with his clients revealing their need to "consider their planets future" through holding educational seminars in the community and distributing his free report: 5 Reasons Your Portfolio Could Be Socially Irresponsible to anyone who will listen.

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