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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

April 20, 2015 Modern Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Versus Traditional Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Forbes

Sustainable impact investing is not necessarily something new to Wall Street but rather actually just the next step in the evolution of socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies. For those who may not be aware, socially...

April 17, 2015 BP shareholders vote overwhelmingly in support of disclosure on climate change risks

Source: Financial Post

LONDON — BP shareholders voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to publish regular updates on how its strategies were affecting climate change from next year, making it one of the first global oil companies to disclose such details.

April 14, 2015 Non-Millionaires and Socially Responsible Investing: Not So Much

Source: Millonaire Corner

As with their wealthier counterparts, non-Millionaires indicate that their comparative lack of interest in socially responsible investments is because their investment objectives are purely financial.

Research & Insights

April 9, 2015 What Investors Think About Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Millionaire

Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.

March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's Future

Source: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg. [more]

March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of Investors

Source: Plan Sponsor

A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.

Commentary & Opinion

April 23, 2015 Should You Be a Socially Responsible Investor?

Source: Daily Finance

Sustainable, responsible and impact investing -- often called socially responsible investing, or SRI -- has gained popularity in recent years as investors weigh environmental, social and corporate governance criteria when...

April 16, 2015 Reflections from Career Investor Amy Domini

Source: Triple Pundit

“Women and Investing.” The feminist in me is struggling. The suggestion of a special category implies a difference, and a difference, when it comes to women, tends to mean a weakness. Women and the sciences, women and sports, the...

April 8, 2015 How to engage your investors on ESG issues in proxy season and beyond

Source: GreenBiz

Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...


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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