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Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Does consideration of ESG affect porfolio...
Does ESG affect share prices? Not often enough.
Pitzer College and Robert Redford lead way on...
Pitzer Press Conference. Sustainable Investing.
What You Should Know About Faith-Based Investing
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
Want to Diversify Your Portfolio? Buy These 3...
Mutual funds can generally be placed into one of three primary categories: stock, bond or money market. Here's a rundown of the three.
How to Invest with Nature in Mind
Factoring Nature Into Investment Strategy
The Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
The Largest Socially Responsible Mutual Funds
A list of the five largest socially responsible investing mutual funds as measured by total assets under management.
Amana Mutual Funds Trust
Amana Mutual Funds Trust invests by applying Islamic principles. The two funds, Amana Growth and Amana Income include companies who process pork, produce alcohol or are involved in gambling and insurance among its screens.
Asset Management Firms Specializing in Socially...
Many asset management firms focus on socially responsible investing. They develop environmental, social and ethical screens to select companies in which to invest. They also have expertise in community investing and shareholder activism. This list is a sampling of some of the better-known firms.
The Timothy Plan
The Timothy Plan avoids investing in companies that are involved in practices contrary to Judeo-Christian principles. It is a biblically based mutual fund family.
Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Research in...
A definition of the Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Research in Socially Responsible Investing, awarded annually by the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley and the Social Investment Forum
Why Alternative Energy and Green Funds are...
Alternative energy mutual funds and green mutual funds have underperformed other mutual funds included in the Morningstar group of socially responsible investing mutual funds.
Is Socially Responsible Investing Actually...
Socially responsible investing doesn't mean profits are sacrificed for ethical concerns. Investors can still achieve competitive results compared to other investing approaches. Benchmarks such as the Domini 400 Social Index prove that socially responsible investing can keep pace.
Investment Opportunity: Insuring Fuel Efficient...
Fuel Efficiency and Investment Opportunities
The Best Small-Cap Mutual Funds for Socially...
A list of socially responsible small cap mutual funds that primarily invest in companies with a market capitalization of less than $2 billion.
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
Full Contact Investing
An introduction to shareholder activism, a basic strategy in socially responsible investing.
A Short History of Socially Responsible Investing
A short history of socially responsible investing from the early practices of the Methodists to present day.
Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
The speech given by Al Gore on December 10,2007 in Oslo, Norway as he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the global climate crisis.
Best to Fix Negative Problems through Positive...
How to Maximize Opportunities. Sustainable Investing.
Sustainability & War
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
Ranking US Fund Managers on Climate Change
Are US Financial Institutions Enabling Climate Change?
Solar Investing On The Rise
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
Sentinel Investments
Sentinel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include several sustainable investing funds or socially responsible funds.
350 Trillion Dollars - The Value of Everything
What is the Value of Everything and why is this important
10 Things to Know About Socially Responsible...
Ten facts about socially responsible investing that provide an overview of the SRI approach. Touches upon the origins of socially responsible investing and history.
ExxonMobil and the Carbon Bubble
ExxonMobil, Carbon Bubble, Climate Change, Stranded Assets, Unburnable Carbon
10 Priorities for Socially Responsible Investors
Socially responsible investors combine their concern for the environment and society with a desire to grow their savings through investing. This is a list of issues that are among the most important considerations of socially responsible investors when deciding on stocks to buy or mutual funds to purchase.
Socially Responsible Large Cap Mutual Stock Funds
A list of socially responsible large cap mutual funds that primarily invest in companies with a market capitalization of more than $10 billion.
The Importance of Diversifying Your Portfolio
Socially responsible investors should understand how to limit the risk in their portfolios by diversifying or assembling investments that can provide support when one asset class or stock loses value.
Environmental Investing for the Long Term
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
The Value of Everything
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
What is Sustainable Investing
Factoring in the Future. Sustainable Investing.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
Calvert Investments
Calvert Funds is one of the largest family of mutual funds that incorporates sustainable and responsible investing into its management approach.
Parnassus Workplace Fund: Do Good Workplaces...
Parnassus Workplace Fund invests in companies that make the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list or are otherwise identified as good workplaces.
The Continuing Need For Community Development...
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
What portfolio impacts should be expected from...
Our About.com piece previewed this possibility here:
MMA Praxis Mutual Funds - Profile of the MMA...
Minimum Investment: $500 Sales Charge: Front-load of 3.75 percent to 5.25 percent Fund Managers: Chad
Ave Maria Mutual Funds
The Ave Maria Funds are a family of mutual funds that invest following the guidelines of the Catholic Church. Fund managers receive input from an advisory board that includes former Dominos Pizza owner Tom Monaghan, former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz and CNBC commentator Lawrence Kudlow.
The Calvert Series Continues
The Calvert Series Continues with a look at the Financial Risk from GHG
Socially Responsible Mid Cap Mutual Funds
A list of socially responsible mid cap mutual funds that primarily invest in companies with a market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion.
Pax World Mutual Funds
Pax World Funds are a family of mutual funds that invest according to sustainable investing principles and are considered to socially responsible mutual funds.
What to Consider When Investing in Mutual Funds
Mutual fund investing requires research. Investors should consider fees, taxes, performance and fund managers when investing in mutual funds.
Spreading Your Risk Through Asset Allocation
Asset allocation is one of the basic ways that investors, including socially responsible investors, can guard against too much risk in their portfolio.
Parnassus leads the way among US SRI Fund...
socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, responsible investing
Is Investing with Impact Truly Different, or...
Is Investing with Impact Truly Different, or The Same Old Thing in a New Package?
Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community investing
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
Investing in a Community Development Bond Fund
An interview with Todd Cohen, chief investment officer of Community Capital Management and creator of the CRA Qualified Investment Fund about community investing.
Impax Asset Management
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
Do Socially Responsible Mutual Funds Charge...
Socially responsible mutual funds do not carry higher expense fees on average vs. conventional mutual funds, nor are they necessarily cheaper, according to Morningstar figures.
Green Building Insurance
A New Investment Opportunity Surrounding Infrastructure
Socially Responsible Investing and Terminology...
Socially Responsible Investing. Sustainable Investing.
Shareholder Activism
A definition of an approach to socially responsible investing in which investors attempt to influence corporate behavior through discussions with management, resolutions, proxy voting and divestment.
Why Community Development Banks Are Surviving...
Community development financial institutions have been less affected by the financial crisis than conventional banks because of their loan practices to borrowers in low-income areas.
LKCM Aquinas Funds
LKCM Aquinas Funds are a family of mutual funds that invest according to guidelines set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The funds screen for companies engaged in abortion, embryonic stem cell research and weapons of mass destruction; and that have poor environmental, human rights records and employment records.
Sustainalytics on Sustainable Banking
The Sustainalytics Series Begins with a Report on Ethics and Banking
Picking Your Own SRI Stocks
Many socially responsible investors prefer to own individual stocks, selected through their own screens. The advantages include lower investing fees, greater appreciation potential and the satisfaction of picking their own stocks.
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
Universities Moving towards Sustainable Investing
Universities prefer Positive Sustainable Investing
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act extends the time limit within which an employee must file a complaint of pay discrimination.
RIA Canada
On the Future of Sustainable Investing in Canada
Portfolio 21
Portfolio 21 is a mutual fund that invests in companies that create products to improve the natural environment.
Figuring Out Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
Global Climate Assessment - Major Impacts on...
Climate Assessment. Sustainable Investing.
Are we Really Decarbonizing the Economy?
Planning for an Energy Transition or?
Corporate Social Responsibility
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
Teaching Sustainability and Investing
Why a multidisciplinary approach makes best sense when teaching sustainable investing
Divestment Not Delivering on the Need for an...
An Energy Transition is needed over time, with significant implications for investors
Mortgage-Backed Security
A type of security that is secured by a mortgage or collection of mortgages.
New Covenant Funds
The New Covenant Funds are a family of mutual funds affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Management believes in rigorous shareholder activism, engaging companies in dialogue about offending policies and regularly filing shareholder resolutions.
How the Cleantech Industry Fits with Socially...
A Q&A with Rafael Coven of the Cleantech Indices about cleantech companies and how the Cleantech Index fits with socially responsible investing
Introduction to Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing combines traditional investment practices with concerns about social issues such as the environment, workplace conditions, corporate governance and human rights. If you're an investor who wants to do well while doing good, the socially responsible investment approach is worth a look.
Socially Responsible Investing Resources
A list of web sites that provide information on socially responsible investing
The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout
The Appleseed Fund is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
Environmental Investing - A Clean Trillion is...
An excerpt from our late 2013 report Investing in Environmental Innovation was featured here earlier in the week
Are the Days of Easy Oil Company Profit Gone...
Oil Companies Coming Under Increasing Pressure
The Benefits of Disciplined Investing
You may have the passion for socially responsible investing, but before risking your savings in the stock market be sure you have the personality to tolerate the highs and lows of market swings.
Liberals, Conservatives and Socially Responsibl...
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
Climate Week Recap - Investors to "Decarbonize"...
$100 Billion Dollars of Portfolio Decarbonization - a big opportunity for investors or just greenwashing?
The Impact of "Limited Biocapacity"
An article by fund manager Carsten Henningsen about the concept of limited biocapacity, in which the planet's resources are being used faster than the Earth can replenish them.
Community Reinvestment Act
A federal act created by Congress to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate.
Sustainable Investing: An Opportunity for Bill...
A look back at our first book on Sustainable Investing, and a challenge for Bill Gates emerges.
Apartheid
Apartheid was the term to describe a system of legal racial separation in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. The role of socially responsible investing was significant in the ending of apartheid.
Looking ahead
Will Millennials change Investing for good? - Guest Author
Community Investing
A definition of the socially responsible investing strategy of community investing.
Social Investing and Gender Empowerment
Some studies suggest companies that promote women perform better than others and at least one mutual fund invests with that concept.
Getting Started in Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is growing in popularity. Follow these tips to adopt the strategy in an intelligent manner. Know your investment restrictions, use mutual funds, understand how SRI differs in performance and interview several financial advisors before you hire one.
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How to apply Social Considerations to Investing
Many exciting developments are afoot on applying social considerations to investing.   Read more on the latest trends here:
On Canada
Canada is a wonderful country, with beautiful scenery from the Cascades to Cape Breton and Banff in between. It is also home to environmental and social
On Investing in the Developing World
Guest Author Sean Kidney on Climate and the Developing World
The State of Sustainable Investing in the US
The strong financial performance of Sustainable Investing in the US continued in the first half of 2014.
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