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Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Why Apple was a Sustainability Opportunity
Recognizing Positive Opportunities through Sustainable Investing
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.
The Price of Oil and Sustainable Investing
The Future Energy Mix is Critical to Understand
Pitzer College and Robert Redford lead way on...
Pitzer Press Conference. 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.
Investing in Climate Bonds - Outlook for 2015 -...
Environmental Focus Rises in Fixed Income - $100B Expected in 2015
What You Should Know About Faith-Based Investing
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
The Value of Everything
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
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.
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 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.
Solar Investing On The Rise
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
The Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
Best to Fix Negative Problems through Positive...
How to Maximize Opportunities. Sustainable Investing.
Positive Strategies to Sustainability Show the...
Not just Sustainable Investing, Positive Sustainable Investing
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.
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.
Parnassus leads the way among US SRI Fund...
socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, responsible investing
Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community investing
What should students really ask of their...
An oldie but goodie - the Do The Math tour needed to do some homework
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
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.
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.
Sustainability & War
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
Full Contact Investing
An introduction to shareholder activism, a basic strategy in socially responsible investing.
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 Investing and Terminology...
Socially Responsible Investing. Sustainable Investing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Optimize Carbon Footprinting
Carbon Footprinting Practices Often Miss the Largest Areas of Impact
ExxonMobil and the Carbon Bubble
ExxonMobil, Carbon Bubble, Climate Change, Stranded Assets, Unburnable Carbon
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
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.
Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
Environmental Investing - A Clean Trillion is...
An excerpt from our late 2013 report Investing in Environmental Innovation was featured here earlier in the week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
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 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.
A Short History of Socially Responsible Investing
A short history of socially responsible investing from the early practices of the Methodists to present day.
Calvert Investments
Calvert Funds is one of the largest family of mutual funds that incorporates sustainable and responsible investing into its management approach.
Community Development Loan Funds
A definition of community development loan funds, which are often used by socially responsible investors to help communities in need.
Does consideration of ESG affect porfolio...
One recent report clarifies what markets consider material in 2014
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.
Impax Asset Management
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
Carbon Supply Cost Curves
Carbon Tracker. Sustainable Investing.
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.
The Trouble with Sustainability Rankings
How to Determine Corporate Sustainability
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
Invest not Divest
Sustainability - only possible through Ownership
Another perspective on divestment emerges
Has divestment ever worked? Sustainable Investing.
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.
Environmental Investing for the Long Term
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
It's Not Just About Shareholder Value Any More
Shareholder Value, some feel, is now something of a myth - Guest Author
What is Sustainable Investing
Factoring in the Future. Sustainable Investing.
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
Investing in Environmental Innovation
Thematic Investing. Sustainable Investing.
Is leadership an investment risk?
Guest Author Robert Schwarz makes the case against cronyism for the sake of capitalism.
Ranking US Fund Managers on Climate Change
Are US Financial Institutions Enabling Climate Change?
Sustainable Investing: An Opportunity for Bill...
A look back at our first book on Sustainable Investing, and a challenge for Bill Gates emerges.
Climate Week NYC - What Investors Need to Know
Will a Price on Carbon Get Established?
Sustainalytics on Sustainable Banking
The Sustainalytics Series Begins with a Report on Ethics and Banking
Carbon Tracker Initiative and Christiana...
Carbon Tracker Event in London May 2014
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.
Pivot Away
A Book Review. Sustainable Investing.
Alignment on ESG issues proves challenging
How the SRI communities varied interests can come together
Investment Opportunity: Insuring Fuel Efficient...
Fuel Efficiency and Investment Opportunities
The Calvert Series Continues
The Calvert Series Continues with a look at the Financial Risk from GHG
Universities Moving towards Sustainable Investing
Universities prefer Positive Sustainable Investing
350 Trillion Dollars - The Value of Everything
What is the Value of Everything and why is this important
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 to Invest with Nature in Mind
Factoring Nature Into Investment Strategy
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.
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
Abu Dhabi Ascent
Abu Dhabi Ascent. Sustainable Investing.
On Investing in the Developing World
Guest Author Sean Kidney on Climate and the Developing World
The Future of Socially Responsible Investing
An article by Amy Domini, founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments, about the next 15 years of socially responsible investing.
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.
RIA Canada
On the Future of Sustainable Investing in Canada
Divestment Not Delivering on the Need for an...
An Energy Transition is needed over time, with significant implications for investors
Climate Week Recap - Investors to "Decarbonize"...
$100 Billion Dollars of Portfolio Decarbonization - a big opportunity for investors or just greenwashing?
Climate Summit Preview - September 2014
September's UN Climate Summit remains a key event to watch in 2014
Why the UN Climate Negotiations Remain Critical
UN Climate Negotiations. Sustainable Investing.
Top Down Approaches Are Not Sufficient
Large public companies will continue to come under pressure to be increasingly efficient, both environmentally and financially. With the World Economic Forum
New Alternatives Fund
New Alternatives Fund is a socially responsible mutual fund focusing on alternative energy and the environment.
Portfolio 21
Portfolio 21 is a mutual fund that invests in companies that create products to improve the natural environment.
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.
Mainstreaming Sustainable Investing
The new normal arrives. Sustainable Investing.
Community Investing
A definition of the socially responsible investing strategy of community investing.
Social Inclusion
Social Investing. 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,
Enironmental Indexes
carbon emissions data. Sustainable Investing.
Green Building Insurance
A New Investment Opportunity Surrounding Infrastructure
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.
Divest or Invest or Both?
There was quite a bit of traction for our April piece, featured earlier at the About.com Money site on the Problem with the Divestment Campaign You can still
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.
How to Sustain Financial Markets
Sustainability, Financial Markets
Teaching Sustainability and Investing
Why a multidisciplinary approach makes best sense when teaching sustainable investing
Global Climate Assessment - Major Impacts on...
Climate Assessment. 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.
The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout
The Appleseed Fund is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
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:
Are we Really Decarbonizing the Economy?
Planning for an Energy Transition or?
Basic Documents for Screening Socially...
Screening is a fundamental strategy in socially responsible investing. This article looks at required filings that public companies must make with the Securities & Exchange Commission and what they can reveal to socially responsible investors.
Figuring Out Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
Bottoms Up
Impact Investing; B Corporations
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.
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 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.
Are the Days of Easy Oil Company Profit Gone...
Oil Companies Coming Under Increasing Pressure
On Regionality
Where you are can alter your view of what sustainable investing means in practice
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
Understanding and changing where your money is...
what is in my mutual fund. Sustainable Investing.
Is Investing with Impact Truly Different, or...
Is Investing with Impact Truly Different, or The Same Old Thing in a New Package?
The Continuing Need For Community Development...
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
sustainable investing
Corporate Social Responsibility
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
Decreased Coal Use and Investor Implications
Many investors lost over 75% of their investment dollars
Options Wanted
on 401(k) plans and SRI. Sustainable 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.
On Sustaining Financial Markets
The Global Financial Crisis is almost exactly 5 years old now, yet conditions remain for future bubbles, misvaluation, misinterpretations of fiduciary duty, and
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