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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

January 29, 2015 Church of England to file shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell AGMs

Investment Pensions Europe - The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings of BP and Shell next year. The two bodies, which...

January 27, 2015 Balancing the Moral and Financial Sides of Gun Divestment

Institutional Investor - On January 15, 2013 â a little more than a month after the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six adult staff...

January 26, 2015 With Great Wealth Comes Great Responsibility

Source: Forbes

According to the research, nearly 70 percent of ultra-wealthy inheritors will become more involved in evaluating the impact and results of giving. Half will become more directly involved in improving the effectiveness of...

Research & Insights

December 11, 2014 "Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on ..."

AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the îUS SIFî or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...

October 24, 2014 Survey: Half Of Surveyed Financial Professionals Have Offered SRI Options To Clients

IT Business Net - according to the findings of the first annual "First Affirmative Survey on the Views of Financial Professionals About SRI" released today by îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî. The major new...

October 2, 2014 Free Management Briefing on What Business Can Do to Tackle Deforestation

Here is Innovation Forum’s new management briefing on what companies can do to minimise their deforestation footprints, work with NGOs and manage legal and reputational risk.[more]

Commentary & Opinion

January 28, 2015 Making a profit and being socially responsible gains steam with investors: David Brooks

Source: Mass Live

The big debate during the 20th century was about the relationship between the market and the state. Both those institutions are now tarnished. The market is prone to devastating crashes and seems to be producing widening...

January 22, 2015 Google: A Leader In Socially Responsible Investing, But Improvement Needed In Some Areas

Source: Seeking Alpha

There are many ways to understand and develop socially responsible investing (SRI). What is "responsible" for each person is vastly different, and what might be "responsible" to one person might be "irresponsible" to others. That...

December 30, 2014 Green shoots: making money from ethical investments (part one)

high50.com - John Ditchfield, ethical expert and director of Barchester Green Investment, explains why feel-good funds are performing so well According to figures published by one of the UKâs leading îethical...


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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