5 Great Green Stocks Making a Direct Impact

These green stocks are working on solutions to climate change and are good buys now.

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It's the end of business as usual. To save the planet, consumers, companies and governments all over the world are stepping up their sustainability game, or at least pledging to do so.

That's important, because it will take all parties working to fight climate change if we are to get to a net zero-world – when carbon emissions are balanced by absorption – by 2050, which is part of the goal of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty to tackle climate change that came into force in 2016.


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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.