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November 3, 2015 Unearthing The Fossil Fuels In Mutual Funds

Financial Advisor Magazine - If you're into green investing, do you really know what's in your portfolio' Andrew Behar, the CEO of As You Sow, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that works with shareholders to promote corporate...

November 1, 2015 Impact investing must be more than a buzzword

Financial Times - We are not just comparing apples and oranges, but the whole fruit salad. Index providers such as MSCI, governance consultants such as Sustainalytics, agencies such as the World Bank and start-ups such as B Labs...

September 3, 2015 You can make solid investments that feel good, too

Source: CNBC

SRI has caught on broadly in recent years and now accounts for nearly one-fifth of the money under professional management. In the U.S., it is estimated that there is more than $7 trillion in SRI-linked investments. This number...

September 1, 2015 Positive changes in corporate governance

Source: Gulf Times

Around the world, the corporate governance landscape is shifting, as efforts to improve business practices and policies gain support and momentum. The wave of reform has become visible everywhere – from tough new regulations in...

September 1, 2015 Personal beliefs don't belong in your retirement account

Source: MarketWatxh

When investors utilize SRI and other emotionally charged strategies, they do more harm than good because those strategies lack the following attributes:

August 12, 2015 Has Owning Coca-Cola Shares Become Indefensible?

Source: Motley Fool

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is protecting its franchise in ways that are unethical and contrary to the public good.

July 15, 2015 5 Challenges for Socially Responsible Investing: BNY Mellon

Source: tHINK aDVISOR

While socially responsible investing is gaining traction among investors, several challenges remain to unlocking its full potential

July 9, 2015 The Problem With Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Motley Fool

Throughout history most societies have become more peaceful and compassionate, more cooperative and tolerant. War, violent crime, discrimination, and tyranny have all plunged over time. It's "the most important thing that has...

July 1, 2015 Voices: George Gay, on the Rise of Shareholder Activism

Source: Wall Street Journal

When it comes to socially responsible investing (SRI), investing in or divesting certain stocks is a good way for clients to express their values. But proxy voting and advocacy are far more impactful in their ability to effect...

June 26, 2015 The Increasing Power of Institutional Investors

Source: Wall Street Journal

The global capital markets have become enormous–over $350 trillion. The world’s 50 largest asset managers have more than $40 trillion under management. The 10 largest private-equity firms raised almost $200 billion of new equity...

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