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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
February 21, 2014 GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium and ASU Global Institute of Sustainability Partner on Weeklong Sustainability Solutions Festival
GreenBiz Forum 2014 (February 18-20) brings together an unprecedented partnership between GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium, and the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU to give attendees an unparalleled in-depth...
December 11, 2013 On human rights day, investors affirm responsibility of businessSource: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
NEW YORK -In commemoration of Human Rights Day 2013, today members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of faith-based and socially responsible investors, announced that they would begin a month-long...
Source: Boston Common Asset Management
Geeta Aiyer, Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, was honored in late October with the 2013 SRI Service Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact...
Research & Insights
October 22, 2013 SOCIETE GENERALE : Social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors have a positive impact on companies's financial performanceSource: 4 Traders
Societe Generale Cross Asset Research releases the fourth edition of its SRI Beyond Integration. The findings of this study based on a proprietary methodology highlight the positive impact of ESG factors on financial performance...
Source: Paul A. Ruud, Department of Economics
On January 22 of this year, Middlebury College convened a public discussion about its endowment.1 The discussion focused on two topics: the factors the college’s trustees should consider in determining new restrictions on the...
Source: EUROSIF - ACCA
Investors’ interest in corporate non-financial information is growing. As of 2011, assets managed under investment strategies incorporating nonfinancial information represented in excess of EUR 10.5 trillion globally, of which...
Commentary & Opinion
November 18, 2013 Investing With Purpose: The Evolution of Socially Responsible InvestingSource: Amy Domini, Huff Post
Aligning one's investments with one's values is always a challenge. Nonetheless, an ever growing number of people, pension plans, and institutions are doing just that, albeit in several different ways. Some invest in any old...
November 15, 2013 Market Beat: 100 most sustainable companies in the worldSource: Tahoe Daily Tribune
Socially responsible investing has been around for a long time. Investors can purchase mutual funds that will not invest in tobacco stocks or defense stocks or companies that have a track record of being heavy polluters.
November 8, 2013 The Differences Among Socially Responsible, Impact, and Common Good Investing: The Latter Is the Future of All InvestingSource: Huff Post
I was one of the founders of our modern methods of both socially responsible and impact investing. In 1982, the Calvert Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, of which I was one of the founders, was the first family of such funds and...
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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