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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
August 8, 2018 Create diversity in socially responsible InvestingSource: USA Today Network
Last time we started looking at Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). We saw that mutual funds working in this area can use one of two methods to screen what stocks (or, less frequently, bonds) to have in a portfolio. One method...
August 2, 2018 Sustainable Investment: The Future Of Financial Markets In The Light Of SustainabilitySource: Clean Technica
If financial markets and investors were doing ‘enough’ to tackle climate change, then they would already be fully aligned with the ‘climate economy’. Meaning: they would today be effecting capital allocation in ways that would...
Source: Globe and Mail
Do you keep your morals in mind when making investment decisions? If so, you’re not alone. Increasingly, investors are considering the broad social impact of their portfolio allocation decisions. And accordingly, a bevy of new...
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.
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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