6 Stocks, 3 Bond Funds That Are Good for the Environment and Your Portfolio

Sustainable investing hasn’t just arrived; it’s fast becoming a bedrock principle.

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Sustainable investing hasn’t just arrived; it’s fast becoming a bedrock principle. We looked for companies that are taking up the sustainability challenge and found some that are addressing pressing environmental problems—too much trash, scarce resources and increasingly intractable weather woes.

Some of these firms have had sustainability at the core of their business long before it was a buzzword. Our six picks range from tiny, more-speculative firms whose success depends on their environmentally focused operations, to large, dependable firms that are giving at least part of their business a greener tint. We also look at three choices in the new but fast-growing field of green bonds.

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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.