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Photo: Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor (Getty Images) Who owns the corporations that contribute to climate change, engage in appalling labor practices, and test products on animals? You probably do. “Evil investments” may, on some level, be an inevitable part of putting your money in the market rather than in a shoe box under your bed. Maybe that’s fine with you. Or maybe you want to put your dollars toward investments that align a little more with your values. Obviously there isn’t one definition of “evil” here—what’s acceptable to one person may be an abomination to another. But you can do your due diligence to find out what you own and whether they’re up to no good. Figure out what you value Any values-based investing analysis starts with determining what you care about. Racial equity? Environmental issues? Animal rights? Labor protections? Defining your values can help you decide what’s desirable, tolerable and a deal-breaker in terms of corporate behavior. You can prioritize your values to determine what to exclude from your portfolio, as well as what types of investments you want to include . You’ll also want to consider your preferred strategy. Do you care most about buying into companies that share your values and goals? Or do you want to focus more on engagement via shareholder action? Or some of both? How to find your evil investments Start by pulling statements of what’s in your portfolio so you can search each product one by one. Explore what those corporations […]