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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
April 20, 2015 Modern Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Versus Traditional Socially Responsible InvestingSource: 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...
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.
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
Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.
March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's FutureSource: 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.
March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of InvestorsSource: 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 DominiSource: 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...
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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