Socially responsible mutual funds and businesses are more prevalent today than at any time in history. Vote with your dollar! If you believe in a business or set of businesses, invest in them! Chances are you will be just as well off as if you invested in a traditional company or fund.
Micro-lending: Invest in others
Lending money for small projects around the world can have a huge effect on individuals’ lives. Borrowers will pay you back and you can reinvest or take out your money in the end. Check out kiva.org for more information.