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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

October 28, 2014 Moral money: Investors 'put ethical concerns on par with price'

ProfessionallAdsviser - We do not believe there is any financial penalty, our view is ethical funds help generate performance îEIRISî said the findings show consumers' ethical concerns are almost as strong as being...

October 27, 2014 Big Endowments Are Divesting: Are You'

Triple Pundit - this divestment campaign started a few years back at universities and colleges and has now spread to over 300 college campuses across the country through organizations such as îResponsible Endowments...

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...

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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]

September 8, 2014 Study links high ESG ratings to positive investment portfolio performance

Source: Blue & Green

Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.

Commentary & Opinion

October 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investments

Source: Investment News

Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...

October 27, 2014 The Financial Case For Fossil-Fuel Divesting?

Source: Forbes

There’s a financial case for divesting from funds with holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an advisor and author on socially responsible investing, but most activists don’t make the financial case.

October 23, 2014 Talking To Investors About Pricing In Corporate Governance Risks

Source: Forbes

Anyone in denial about the growing importance of corporate governance, environmental and social factors in setting the direction of business needs to start talking to investors.Some 90% of institutional investors from across 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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