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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
May 24, 2013 Garments Can Be Made in USA Safely, with Profit
watchlistnews.com - In 2002 the îWorld Trade Organizationî allowed foreign made products to be imported in the U.S. without tariffs. This allowed low dollar garments to be sold in the U.S. at lower prices than what...
mountaintimes.info - guided in part by best practices identified by the îSustainable Endowments Instituteî and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's sustainability tracking and...
May 23, 2013 DIVERSE COALITION OF GLOBAL INVESTORS MANAGING MORE THAN $1.5 TRILLION CALLS FOR SYSTEMIC REFORMS TO END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN APPAREL SUPPLY CHAINSSource: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
NEW YORK – Concerned that human rights catastrophes like the April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh might recur if sweeping reforms aren’t promptly implemented, a global coalition of institutional investors are calling...
Research & Insights
April 17, 2013 Executives from Twenty Major Corporations Collaborate to Produce Landmark Report on Global Corporate Philanthropy
Marketwatch - NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Conference Board has released Corporate Philanthropy ... and pitfalls opened up by the latest thinking on social responsibility and social investment." Drawing...
March 7, 2013 Introducing: The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2013
Blue & Green Tomorrow - After speaking to the likes of Penny Shepherd at UKSIF and James Gifford at the îUNî-backed îPrinciples for Responsible Investmentî (PRI), the thing that becomes abundantly...
xperedon.com - The research from Axylia Conseil follows figures from îEIRISî the social investment specialists in the UK this year that revealed about 11 billion GBP of UK cash is currently invested in UK green or...
Commentary & Opinion
April 19, 2013 Fair Harvard Fund Makes Progress: Alternative Endowment Should Be Permanent & DemocraticSource: James McRitchie, CorpGov,net
The Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition recently announced it had invested contributions from 450 donors in a socially responsible fund withheld from Harvard University. The Fair Harvard Fund, designed as an alternative...
April 15, 2013 Investors can learn from Earth Day’s lessonsSource: Ahwatukee.com
Next week, we observe Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the need to take action to sustain a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do...
April 12, 2013 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Reporting Initiative’s Chief Executive Ernst LigteringenSource: Ernst Ligteringen, Reuters
Imagine a business world where the very largest companies refused or declined to disclose any information about their dealings apart from their financials. A business world where companies’ approach to transparency and...
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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