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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
October 1, 2018 How a Seattle nun led a shareholder revolt against gun makersSource: NBC News
That led her, in 1998, to the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, an organization of institutional investors that was formed in the early 1970s to end economic support of the apartheid-based regime in South Africa and...
September 21, 2018 Investors Buy into Social ResponsibilitySource: Business Journal Daily
The demographic of those looking to invest in socially responsible companies stretches across all ages and financial conditions, McMahon says. Stock investments can range from a couple dollars up to hundreds and thousands of...
September 13, 2018 Socially Responsible Investing Gets a Boost From the U.K.Source: Barron's
Here’s a vote of confidence in socially responsible investing, popularly defined as investing according to environmental, social, and governance factors, or ESG.
Research & Insights
Source: USA Today
Millennials do many things differently from Mom and Dad: They prefer flexible work schedules to the 9-to-5 grind, and they line up dates on their smartphones
Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past seven years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance...
July 18, 2017 RESEARCH RESULTS: Using The GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework Improves The Quality of ESG Disclosures - Joint Research From G&A Institute and Baruch College ShowsSource: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
But Now That Most Companies Are Publishing Sustainability Reports the Question Arises: What is the Quality of the Content of These Reports? To explore the answers, G&A teamed with The CSR-Sustainability Monitor® (CSR-S Monitor)...
Commentary & Opinion
January 21, 2018 10 minutes with Tim Smith, Walden Asset ManagementSource: GreenBiz
You are in your fifth decade of shareholder advocacy on ESG issues. What has changed for the good?
Source: Pamela Styles, Alpha-Sense
How can growth in passive and sustainability investment strategies affect a company’s relationship efforts and effectiveness with investors and buy-side and sell-side analysts? Should we also think about this in context with the...
July 5, 2017 Thud: Socially Responsible Investing Meets RealitySource: Wall St. Daily
But I’ll furnish hard proof today that socially responsible investors — among the fastest-growing demographics on the planet — are playing a fool’s game.
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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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