BRADENTON, Fla. — Environmental sustainability. That was the main factor driving the California-based nonprofit RSF Social Finance to invest through its customized fixed-income portfolio in a municipal bond deal from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in March.

But the purchase of bonds issued to finance restoration efforts in the Florida Everglades not only underscores growing interest in “mission-related investing” by those who want to support a cause, but also demonstrates the desire by such investors to get a good return.

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