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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.
What You Should Know About Faith-Based Investing
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
A Striking Rise in the Growth Rate of...
Record Levels of Interest in Responsible Investing
Impact Investing Can Be For Everyone
How to Align your Values with your Investments
The Largest Socially Responsible Mutual Funds
A list of the five largest socially responsible investing mutual funds as measured by total assets under management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calvert Investments
Calvert Funds is one of the largest family of mutual funds that incorporates sustainable and responsible investing into its management approach.
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.
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 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.
2015 Preview - The Year Sustainability Goes...
2015 - The Year Sustainability became Business as Usual
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.
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.
Socially Responsible Investing and Terminology...
Socially Responsible Investing. Sustainable 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.
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.
Divestment Movement Causing Confusion among...
The Meaning of the Word Divestment is Being Disputed
Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community investing
The Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
On the Complexities of Divesting from Oil -...
Student and Faculty Interest in Divestment Spurs Lively Debate
Further to Patricia Arquette: More Women on...
Can Board Diversity Help Companies Maximize Their Performance?
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
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.
Much Ado About Millennials
How the millennial generation is changing the world of retirement savings
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.
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
Full Contact Investing
An introduction to shareholder activism, a basic strategy in socially responsible investing.
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.
Did a Slave Make My Dress, Mom?
Record Levels of Global Slavery in 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Reasons Al Gore is a Better Investor than You
Oil and Stranded Assets Devastating Financial Services
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.
How to Invest with Nature in Mind
Factoring Nature Into Investment Strategy
Why Apple was a Sustainability Opportunity
Recognizing Positive Opportunities through Sustainable Investing
Impax Asset Management
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
Are My Investments Sustainable?
Methods to Assess Sustainability Vary Widely
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.
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.
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.
Ranking US Fund Managers on Climate Change
Are US Financial Institutions Enabling Climate Change?
Investing in Environmental Innovation
Thematic Investing. Sustainable 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.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
Corporate Social Responsibility
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
Sentinel Investments
Sentinel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include several sustainable investing funds or socially responsible funds.
Liberals, Conservatives and Socially Responsibl...
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
3 Companies Emerging as Sustainable Opportunities
Financial success now coming from sustainable opportunities
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.
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
The Price of Oil and Investment Implications
The Future Energy Mix is Critical to Understand
Coming Soon: The Energy and Climate Clash of...
Both World Views Cannot Hold for the Long Term
Is Investing with Impact Truly Different, or...
Is Investing with Impact Truly Different, or The Same Old Thing in a New Package?
Why the Low Price of Oil is Great News for...
Low Price of Oil Expected to Continue for the Foreseeable Future
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
DWS Climate Change Fund
DWS Climate Change Fund is a mutual fund that invests in equities in US and foreign companies engaged in activities related to climate change.
Half Year 2014 Report: Sustainable Investing...
It is no longer true that taking environmental and social considerations into account is bad for the financial performance of your portfolio.
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
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.
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.
Does consideration of ESG affect porfolio...
One recent report clarifies what markets consider material in 2014
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
It's Not Just About Shareholder Value Any More
Shareholder Value, some feel, is now something of a myth - Guest Author
Understanding and changing where your money is...
what is in my mutual fund. Sustainable Investing.
Figuring Out Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
What portfolio impacts should be expected from...
Our About.com piece previewed this possibility here:
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund invests in companies that are involved in alternative energy or the alternative energy sector.
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
Socially Responsible Investing Publications
Publications providing news and information about issues and events of interest to socially responsible investors, including environmentally and socially responsible companies.
5 Sustainable Mutual Funds That Outperformed in...
Sustainable Investing Now Leading Better Financial Performance
The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout
The Appleseed Fund is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
Enironmental Indexes
carbon emissions data. Sustainable Investing.
What is Sustainable Investing
Factoring in the Future. Sustainable Investing.
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.
Mainstreaming Sustainable Investing
The new normal arrives. Sustainable Investing.
Environmental Investing - A Clean Trillion is...
An excerpt from our late 2013 report Investing in Environmental Innovation was featured here earlier in the week
Carbon Tracker Initiative 2.0
The Carbon Tracker Initiative has had significant influence on the fossil fuel discourse through the concept of Stranded Assets. Their new series of research
On Investing in the Developing World
Guest Author Sean Kidney on Climate and the Developing World
Investment Implications of the 2015 WEF Global...
Long Term Risks Now Growingly Informing Short Term Strategies
Is Unilever a Good Sustainable Investment?
Sustainable Living into the Future?
sustainable investing
The Value of Everything
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
Socially Responsible Indexes haven't changed...
A generation of socially responsible investing has not resulted in any real effect on looming climate change.  Investing continues to move towards lower fees
Solar Investing On The Rise
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
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.
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
Teaching Sustainability and Investing
Why a multidisciplinary approach makes best sense when teaching sustainable investing
Green Century Equity Fund
Green Century Equity Fund invests to achieve long-term gains that match the performance of the Domini 400 Social Index.
Sustainability & War
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
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:
The Trouble with Sustainability Rankings
How to Determine Corporate Sustainability
Investing in Climate Bonds - Outlook for 2015 -...
Environmental Focus Rises in Fixed Income - $100B Expected in 2015
Ownership understandings can lead to a...
The nature of ownership in the world's largest companies is quite systemic, cutting across mutual funds, pension funds, endowments and foundations, along with
Environmental Investing Accelerates
Environmental and Financial Benefit are now possible at the same time
Environmental Investing for the Long Term
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
401(k) Plan Participants Need to Request...
Many 401(k) plan participants lack options on sustainability within the choices of mutual funds they are offered. Requests for such need to be heard with
Portfolio 21
Portfolio 21 is a mutual fund that invests in companies that create products to improve the natural environment.
350 Trillion Dollars - The Value of Everything
What is the Value of Everything and why is this important
The Montreal Carbon Pledge
Carbon Footprinting Practices Often Miss the Largest Areas of Impact
Sustainable Investing: An Opportunity for Bill...
A look back at our first book on Sustainable Investing, and a challenge for Bill Gates emerges.
2014 Sustainable Investing Year in Review
Sustainability Becoming a Driver of Financial Success
The Middle East and Energy Transitions
It might seem ironic, but the Middle East, certainly with a long history of accumulating wealth through fossil fuels, is also now in some ways leading the
Invest not Divest
Sustainability - only possible through Ownership
Best to Fix Negative Problems through Positive...
How to Maximize Opportunities. Sustainable Investing.
Should we end the UN Climate Negotiations?
Today's feature piece says no http://socialinvesting.about.com/od/Climate-Change-Investing/fl/Why-the-UN-Climate-Negotiations-Remain-Critical.htm In fact,

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