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Social Responsibility Investing, Sustainable Investing, Green Investing
There is a sizable and fast-growing number of "socially responsible" or "socially-minded" investors -- individual and institutional " that, according to the Social Investment Forum (SIF) now represents more than $2.3 trillion in corporate equity investments (estimated in 2003). That's roughly $1 in $9 invested in the stock market today in the United States. The Forum reported in 2005 that "social investing" grew at a faster rate than all other investing trends in 2005, with three primary styles being applied to portfolio management: (1) stock screening, (2) shareholder advocacy, and (3) community investing.
News & Updates
June 13, 2014 AGRION to Host Energy & Sustainability Industry Conference in New York City on June 11 & 12Source: AGRION
AGRION, a global business network for energy, cleantech & sustainability, will host “Disrupt 100+” in NYC this June, featuring 2 days of thought leadership, seminars, tours and technology expositions from leading organizations...
March 29, 2014 GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS; SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTS TO EXPLORE INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH & SUCCESS IN COMING DECADESource: The GLOBE Group
Vancouver, CANADA – Building on its reputation as one of the leading sustainable business summits in the world, the 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada, has unveiled its...
March 6, 2014 Chipotle asked to back up image of sustainabilitySource: Columbian.com
Chipotle Mexican Grill, which touts its natural ingredients and humanely raised meat, is being asked to show whether it practices what it preaches. Up for a vote at the company's annual meeting in May will be a proposal forcing...
Research & Insights
October 22, 2013 SOCIETE GENERALE : Social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors have a positive impact on companies's financial performanceSource: 4 Traders
Societe Generale Cross Asset Research releases the fourth edition of its SRI Beyond Integration. The findings of this study based on a proprietary methodology highlight the positive impact of ESG factors on financial performance...
Source: Paul A. Ruud, Department of Economics
On January 22 of this year, Middlebury College convened a public discussion about its endowment.1 The discussion focused on two topics: the factors the college’s trustees should consider in determining new restrictions on the...
Source: EUROSIF - ACCA
Investors’ interest in corporate non-financial information is growing. As of 2011, assets managed under investment strategies incorporating nonfinancial information represented in excess of EUR 10.5 trillion globally, of which...
Commentary & Opinion
March 6, 2014 Icahn's rebrand from devil to angel looks suspiciousSource: SF Gate
I first encountered Carl Icahn at an airport in St. Louis in the spring of 2001. Or more accurately, I first encountered how much people hated him. At the time, the once-venerable airline TWA had successfully filed a bankruptcy...
January 27, 2014 Economic Freedom Matters 2014Source: Seeking Alpha
The Heritage Foundation recently released its 2014 Index of Economic Freedom. For 20 years, the foundation has used a consistent empirical measurement to evaluate countries worldwide. The results have clearly shown a correlation...
November 18, 2013 Investing With Purpose: The Evolution of Socially Responsible InvestingSource: Amy Domini, Huff Post
Aligning one's investments with one's values is always a challenge. Nonetheless, an ever growing number of people, pension plans, and institutions are doing just that, albeit in several different ways. Some invest in any old...
Richard Barr Featured Columns
Richard Barr transitioned out of a 20-year career as an SRI advisor with First Affirmative Financial Network and is now a commentator for the Governance & Accountability Institute. Click Here
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