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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

November 23, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: 3 Funds That Are Beating The Market

Source: Seeking Alpha

There's a powerful trend emerging in the investing world. Investors are building portfolios based on their morals and values. Dubbed "socially responsible investing," or SRI, these investors align their investments with their...

November 17, 2015 Impact Investing: How Socially Responsible Investing Has Evolved

Source: NASDAQ

There is a growing realization that, along with government aid and charitable philanthropy, financial institutions can help solve some of the world’s social problems. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in...

November 5, 2015 Activist Investors Are Finding It Easier Than Ever to Get Board Seats

Source: Bloomberg

“Companies are well aware of the time, distraction and expense involved in defending against an activist proxy fight and many are looking for avenues to avoid those fights in a way that benefits both sides,”

Research & Insights

October 15, 2015 Socially Responsible Retirement Investing

Source: Main Street

Data from Calvert Investments shows 87% of retirement savers say they "want investment options that align with their values," and 82% say they want socially responsible investments offered to them in their employer-sponsored...

September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace

GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...

August 31, 2015 Corporate Governance And Hedge Fund Activism

Source: ValueWalk

Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal...

Commentary & Opinion

November 13, 2015 Avoid Problems With Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Forbes

Socially Responsible Investing is a big deal as more and more investors are wanting to “do good” with their investments at the same time as building their nest egg to fund their goals. However, all that glitters is not gold.

November 6, 2015 Beware the New Activists

Source: Fortune

Institutional investors are listening more closely to activist investors like Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn, and Nelson Peltz.

November 3, 2015 Unearthing The Fossil Fuels In Mutual Funds

Financial Advisor Magazine - If you're into green investing, do you really know what's in your portfolio' Andrew Behar, the CEO of As You Sow, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that works with shareholders to promote corporate...

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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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