Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
Will a Price on Carbon Get Established?
$100 Billion Dollars of Portfolio Decarbonization - a big opportunity for investors or just greenwashing?
Pitzer Press Conference
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
Calvert Investments continues as an SRI leader in the US
Mutual funds can generally be placed into one of three primary categories: stock, bond or money market. Here's a rundown of the three.
A list of the five largest socially responsible investing mutual funds as measured by total assets under management.
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.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act extends the time limit within which an employee must file a complaint of pay discrimination.
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 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.
Alternative energy mutual funds and green mutual funds have underperformed other mutual funds included in the Morningstar group of socially responsible investing mutual funds.
Are US Financial Institutions Enabling Climate Change?
The Sustainalytics Series Begins with a Report on Ethics and Banking
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
A list of socially responsible small cap mutual funds that primarily invest in companies with a market capitalization of less than $2 billion.
A list of socially responsible large cap mutual funds that primarily invest in companies with a market capitalization of more than $10 billion.
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community investing
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. Sustainable Investing.
Guest Author Sean Kidney on Climate and the Developing World
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.
Minimum Investment: $500 Sales Charge: Front-load of 3.75 percent to 5.25 percent Fund Managers: Chad
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 from the early practices of the Methodists to present day.
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 is a family of mutual funds that include several sustainable investing funds or socially responsible funds.
Ten facts about socially responsible investing that provide an overview of the SRI approach. Touches upon the origins of socially responsible investing and history.
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
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 Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
An introduction to shareholder activism, a basic strategy in socially responsible investing.
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.
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
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.
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
An Energy Transition is needed over time, with significant implications for investors
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 is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
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 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.
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
Portfolio 21 is a mutual fund that invests in companies that create products to improve the natural environment.
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
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.
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 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.
A look back at our first book on Sustainable Investing, and a challenge for Bill Gates emerges.
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.
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
Carbon Tracker Event in London May 2014
An excerpt from our late 2013 report Investing in Environmental Innovation was featured here earlier in the week
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
Asset allocation is one of the basic ways that investors, including socially responsible investors, can guard against too much risk in their portfolio.
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 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 is a socially responsible mutual fund focusing on alternative energy and the environment.
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 invests to achieve long-term gains that match the performance of the Domini 400 Social Index.
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 socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
September's UN Climate Summit remains a key event to watch in 2014
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund invests in companies that are involved in alternative energy or the alternative energy sector.
Abu Dhabi Ascent. Sustainable Investing.
The strong financial performance of Sustainable Investing in the US continued in the first half of 2014.
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
Factoring in the Future. Sustainable 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.
A definition of the investment term market capitalization.
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
Oil Companies Coming Under Increasing Pressure
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.
Why a multidisciplinary approach makes best sense when teaching sustainable investing
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Earth Day. Sustainable Investing.
Some studies suggest companies that promote women perform better than others and at least one mutual fund invests with that concept.
IPCC 3rd Report
ExxonMobil, Carbon Bubble, Climate Change, Stranded Assets, Unburnable Carbon
Publications providing news and information about issues and events of interest to socially responsible investors, including environmentally and socially responsible companies.
A definition of a socially responsible investing strategy in which investments are selected or eliminated based on various SRI criteria.
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