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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
March 30, 2015 Sustainable Momentum Investing: Doing Well By Doing GoodSource: Seeking Alpha
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), also known as sustainable or responsible investing, is the application of ethical as well as financial considerations in making investment decisions. SRI therefore recognizes and incorporates...
March 30, 2015 Despite Chevron's Legal Challenge, As You Sow/Arjuna Shareholder Resolution on Economic Risks of Climate Change Going to Vote
Financial Content - The ruling comes after As You Sow and Arjuna Capital filed a shareholder resolution, with co-filer îZevin Asset Managementî, asking Chevron to distribute capital to shareholders in light of...
Source: Triple Pundit
Historic droughts, record snowfalls, and the incidence of “superstorms” and other highly anomalous weather seem to be making a stronger impression, and having a greater impact, on those invested in publicly-listed companies....
Research & Insights
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.
February 26, 2015 Free Management Briefing on Sustainable & Ethical Cotton SourcingSource: Innovation Forum
Here is Innovation Forum’s new management briefing on Sustainable and ethical cotton sourcing –How to get it right, and make it pay for your business.
Commentary & Opinion
An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance. New York City’s Trinity Church is suing Wal-Mart over not allowing shareholders to vote on a resolution...
March 14, 2015 Op-Ed 2: Winston Churchill: the steps responsible investors must take to prevail on climate changeSource: Responsible Investor
Returning to the unconventional stewardship, which I called for in for my first article, I urge you to follow the guidance of Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking at...
March 13, 2015 Op-Ed: Winston Churchill: the ESG community must fight climate change with massive stewardship push (part 1)Source: Responsible Investor
As you have been seeing and experiencing, anthropogenic climate change is disrupting how we live. Continuing to act as though it is not a major challenge that has been worsening year upon year offers our children and theirs the...
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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