The choices your company makes about investing money can have far-reaching implications for communities and the environment.
For most companies, superannuation fund options made known to employees will be the primary area of influence.
For those businesses with money to invest in funds or other companies, there are plenty of advisors in the financial services industry with ethical investment expertise.
Negative screening of investments (screening some companies out of a portfolio) can help you avoid companies in which you don't want to invest. These might be companies that damage the environment or people's health, or companies that don't protect workers' health and safety.
Positive screening means you can invest in companies which are doing work you want to support, perhaps those working to advance women or employ people with disabilities.