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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

February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

Source: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE

WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...[more]

February 24, 2015 How business can tackle deforestation

Source: Innovation Forums

As part of a global series of meetings, Innovation Forum has put together a Washington forum that looks to debate the key challenges associated with how business can tackle deforestation throughout the supply chain. [more]

February 24, 2015 Investors Focus on Socially Responsible Investing With Impact

Source: TheStreet

Investors continue to put money to work in socially responsible investment funds and they're making money doing it, says Amy O'Brien, head of socially responsible investing for TIAA-CREF.

Research & Insights

February 26, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part Two]

Source: Valuewalk

Other studies have shown that socially responsible investments consistently underperform local benchmarks. A study entitled The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, by Renneboog, Luc and ter Horst,...

December 11, 2014 "Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on ..."

AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the îUS SIFî or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...

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...

Commentary & Opinion

February 26, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part Two]

Source: Valuewalk

Other studies have shown that socially responsible investments consistently underperform local benchmarks. A study entitled The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, by Renneboog, Luc and ter Horst,...

February 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part One]

Source: Value Walk

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article for ValueWalk covering the performance of big tobacco stocks over the past few decades. And while the data itself is interesting — there seems to be an anomaly as to why big tobacco and sin...

February 23, 2015 The wages of sin outweigh ethical returns

Source: FT.com

Some ethical investment funds have done well, but generally they’re unlikely to outperform broader stock market indices. Analysis by Brian Dennehy at Fundexpert.co.uk last year found that out of 65 ethical funds, only 35 had a...


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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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