Understanding Green Investing 

Which of these companies provides the green investment opportunity? They all do. At Calvert Investments you will find the broadest array of green mutual funds available in the marketplace today. While other fund families are just getting started in green, Calvert has been picking green leaders for almost 30 years.

Green Strategies from Calvert:

Global Alternative Energy Fund (CGAEX)

Sometimes green is about WHAT a company does.

First Solar is the world’s largest provider of thin film solar panels. Through innovative design and a focus on efficiency throughout production, First Solar was able to create lower cost solar panel components, helping it become the #1 fastest growing technology company in 2009.1

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Global Water Fund
(CFWAX)

Sometimes green is about WHERE a company is located.

HyFlux has the early mover’s advantage in Asia where it has operated since 1994. Hyflux has grown considerably with a 1-year increase in stock performance of 102.91% and 5-year increase of 69.97% (as of April 7, 2010).2

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Calvert Equity Portfolio
(CSIEX)

Sometimes green is about HOW a company does business.

Chipotle has redefined the fast-food experience because of its belief that sustainable ingredients simply taste better. Since its initial public offering in 2001, Chipotle has enjoyed nine years of double-digit revenue gains and double- or triple-digit earnings growth in 14 of the past 16 quarters.3

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Explore the Case for Green Investing

1. John J. Ray, America's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies, Fortune, April 1, 2010
2. Hyflux stock performance found at: https://markets.ft.com/tearsheets/performance.asp?s=SG%3A600
3. Business Daily, “How Chipotle Cracked The Magic Formula For Fast-Food Success”, February 19, 2010.

Like all investments, investment in the green sector or in mutual funds with an environmental policy involve risk, including possible loss of principal invested.

Calvert Global Alternative Energy Fund is subject to the risk that stocks that comprise the energy sector may decline in value, and the risk that prices of energy (including traditional sources such as oil, gas or electricity) or alternative energy may decline. The stock markets in which the Fund invests may also experience periods of volatility and instability. In addition, shares of the companies involved in the energy industry have been more volatile than shares of companies operating in other, more established industries.  Consequently, the Fund may tend to be more volatile than other mutual funds. Lastly, foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations.

Calvert Global Water Fund is subject to the risk that stocks that comprise the water-related sector may decline in value. The stock markets in which the Fund invests may also experience periods of volatility and instability.  In addition, shares of the companies involved in the water sector have been more volatile than shares of companies operating in other, more established industries. Consequently, the Fund may tend to be more volatile than other mutual funds.  Lastly, foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations.

You could lose money on your investment in CSIF Equity Portfolio, or the Portfolio could underperform for any of the following reasons: the market prices of stocks may decline; the individual stocks in the Portfolio may not perform as well as expected; and/or the Portfolio's management practices may not work to achieve their desired result.