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Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Solar Investing Reaching for Financial Success
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
Sustainable Investing: An Opportunity for Bill...
A look back at our first book on Sustainable Investing, and a challenge for Bill Gates emerges.
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.
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 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.
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.
Divestment or an Energy Transition
An Energy Transition is needed over time, with significant implications for investors
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.
What is Sustainable Investing
Factoring in the Future. Sustainable Investing.
Socially Responsible Investing and Terminology...
Socially Responsible Investing. Sustainable Investing.
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.
What portfolio impacts should be expected from...
Our About.com piece previewed this possibility here:
Impax Asset Management
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
Are the Days of Easy Oil Company Profit Gone...
Oil Companies Coming Under Increasing Pressure
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 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.
The Value of Everything
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
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.
The Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
Sources for Screening Socially Responsible...
Beyond the Securities and Exchange Commission there are other regulatory agencies where inquisitive investors can find a “paper trail” on a company whose stock they are considering buying, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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.
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.
Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community investing
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.
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
Carbon Tracker Initiative and Christiana...
Carbon Tracker Event in London May 2014
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.
Environmental Investing - A Clean Trillion is...
An excerpt from our late 2013 report Investing in Environmental Innovation was featured here earlier in the week
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.
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
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.
The Trouble with Sustainability Rankings
How to Determine Corporate Sustainability
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calvert Investments
Calvert Funds is one of the largest family of mutual funds that incorporates sustainable and responsible investing into its management approach.
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.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
Liberals, Conservatives and Socially Responsibl...
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
A Short History of Socially Responsible Investing
A short history of socially responsible investing from the early practices of the Methodists to present day.
Global Climate Assessment - Major Impacts on...
Climate Assessment. Sustainable Investing.
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.
Domini
sustainable investing
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.
Community Development Credit Unions
A definition of community development credit unions, often used by socially responsible investors seeking to assist low-income borrowers.
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.
The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout
The Appleseed Fund is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
Looking ahead
Will Millennials change Investing for good? - Guest Author
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
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.
Climate Summit Preview - September 2014
September's UN Climate Summit remains a key event to watch in 2014
On Regionality
Where you are can alter your view of what sustainable investing means in practice
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.
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
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.
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.
Community Development Loan Funds
A definition of community development loan funds, which are often used by socially responsible investors to help communities in need.
Sustainability & War
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
Figuring Out Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
RIA Canada
On the Future of Sustainable Investing in Canada
The Continuing Need For Community Development...
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
Home-Equity Line of Credit
A home equity line of credit is a line of credit secured by a home.
Green Century Equity Fund
Green Century Equity Fund invests to achieve long-term gains that match the performance of the Domini 400 Social Index.
Parnassus leads the way among US SRI Fund...
socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, responsible investing
Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
Pivot Away
A Book Review. Sustainable Investing.
Environmental Investing for the Long Term
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
Parnassus Drives Major Success Through...
Please find our latest piece on the significant market success being experienced by Parnassus here:
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.
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.
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
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
Carbon Supply Cost Curves
Carbon Tracker. Sustainable Investing.
Say-On-Pay
Say-on-pay is a tactic used by corporate shareholders to express their sentiments and influence directors on executive compensation.
Alignment on ESG issues proves challenging
How the SRI communities varied interests can come together
Market Capitalization
A definition of the investment term market capitalization.
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.
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.
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