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Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
The Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
Climate Week NYC - What Investors Need to Know
Will a Price on Carbon Get Established?
Climate Week Recap - Investors to "Decarbonize"...
$100 Billion Dollars of Portfolio Decarbonization - a big opportunity for investors or just greenwashing?
What You Should Know About Faith-Based Investing
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
Calvert Investments
Calvert Investments continues as an SRI leader in the US
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 Largest Socially Responsible Mutual Funds
A list of the five largest socially responsible investing mutual funds as measured by total assets under management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ranking US Fund Managers on Climate Change
Are US Financial Institutions Enabling Climate Change?
Sustainalytics on Sustainable Banking
The Sustainalytics Series Begins with a Report on Ethics and Banking
The Value of Everything
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
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.
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.
Solar Investing On The Rise
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community investing
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 Investing and Terminology...
Socially Responsible Investing. Sustainable Investing.
On Investing in the Developing World
Guest Author Sean Kidney on Climate and the Developing World
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.
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
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.
A Short History of Socially Responsible Investing
A short history of socially responsible investing from the early practices of the Methodists to present day.
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.
Sentinel Investments
Sentinel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include several sustainable investing funds or socially responsible funds.
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.
Corporate Social Responsibility
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
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.
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
Full Contact Investing
An introduction to shareholder activism, a basic strategy in socially responsible 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.
Impax Asset Management
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
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.
Liberals, Conservatives and Socially Responsibl...
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
Divestment Not Delivering on the Need for an...
An Energy Transition is needed over time, with significant implications for investors
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.
The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout
The Appleseed Fund is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
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.
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.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
The Continuing Need For Community Development...
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
Figuring Out Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
Portfolio 21
Portfolio 21 is a mutual fund that invests in companies that create products to improve the natural environment.
Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable Investing: An Opportunity for Bill...
A look back at our first book on Sustainable Investing, and a challenge for Bill Gates emerges.
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.
Environmental Investing for the Long Term
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
Carbon Tracker Initiative and Christiana...
Carbon Tracker Event in London May 2014
Environmental Investing - A Clean Trillion is...
An excerpt from our late 2013 report Investing in Environmental Innovation was featured here earlier in the week
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
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.
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
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.
New Alternatives Fund
New Alternatives Fund is a socially responsible mutual fund focusing on alternative energy and the environment.
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.
Green Century Equity Fund
Green Century Equity Fund invests to achieve long-term gains that match the performance of the Domini 400 Social Index.
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.
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
Climate Summit Preview - September 2014
September's UN Climate Summit remains a key event to watch in 2014
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund invests in companies that are involved in alternative energy or the alternative energy sector.
Abu Dhabi Ascent
Abu Dhabi Ascent. Sustainable Investing.
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.
Sustainability & War
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
What is Sustainable Investing
Factoring in the Future. Sustainable Investing.
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.
Market Capitalization
A definition of the investment term market capitalization.
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
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.
Teaching Sustainability and Investing
Why a multidisciplinary approach makes best sense when teaching sustainable investing
What portfolio impacts should be expected from...
Our About.com piece previewed this possibility here:
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.
ExxonMobil and the Carbon Bubble
ExxonMobil, Carbon Bubble, Climate Change, Stranded Assets, Unburnable Carbon
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.
Screening
A definition of a socially responsible investing strategy in which investments are selected or eliminated based on various SRI criteria.
Parnassus leads the way among US SRI Fund...
socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, responsible investing
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