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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.

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News & Updates

June 13, 2014 AGRION to Host Energy & Sustainability Industry Conference in New York City on June 11 & 12

Source: 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...[more]

April 17, 2014 Calls for fossil fuel divestment continue to burn

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Swift action now will save much later. That was the consensus Sunday from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The third paper from the panel’s fifth assessment report outlined the mitigation scenarios...

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...

Research & Insights

April 8, 2014 Proxy Preview 2014: A record of ESG Shareholder Resolutions Filed

Source: Green Money Journal

The Proxy Preview 2014 report (www.proxypreview.org ), released in March, covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving...

April 4, 2014 Affluent Investors to Socially Responsible Investing: We're Just Not That into You

Source: Millionaire Corner

Affluent investors consider many factors in selecting investments, but social responsibility is not chiefly among them, according to new wealth level studies conducted by Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner

October 22, 2013 SOCIETE GENERALE : Social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors have a positive impact on companies's financial performance

Source: 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...

Commentary & Opinion

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...

April 8, 2014 Sustainable, Responsible Investing Can Be Profitable, Here's How

Source: Forbes

Sustainable investing has changed over the last two decades. The SRI acronym has changed: what was once called socially responsible investing is now most commonly considered sustainable, responsible investing. But the bigger...

April 5, 2014 Fossil fuel divestment makes no sense

Examiner - And for that matter, why have so few conservation and environmental groups' Conservation International, National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club Foundation, World Wildlife Fund the list goes on. They all hold...


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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