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Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles

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Sustainability through Ownership
Sustainability - only possible through Ownership
Pitzer College and Robert Redford lead way on...
Pitzer Press Conference. 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.
What You Should Know About Faith-Based Investing
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
Another perspective on divestment emerges
Has divestment ever worked? Sustainable Investing.
How to Optimize Carbon Footprinting
Carbon Footprinting Practices Often Miss the Largest Areas of Impact
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.
Positive Strategies to Sustainability Show the...
Not just Sustainable Investing, Positive 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Full Contact Investing
An introduction to shareholder activism, a basic strategy in socially responsible investing.
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.
Impax Asset Management
Sustainable Investing options for US investors continue to grow.
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 Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
Solar Investing On The Rise
Is Solar Investing Emerging as a New Paradigm?
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.
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.
Community Development Loan Funds
A definition of community development loan funds, which are often used by socially responsible investors to help communities in need.
The Value of Everything
What value is at risk from rising environmental and social challenges?
Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community 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
Calvert Investments
Calvert Funds is one of the largest family of mutual funds that incorporates sustainable and responsible investing into its management approach.
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
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.
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.
What portfolio impacts should be expected from...
Our About.com piece previewed this possibility here:
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.
Does consideration of ESG affect porfolio...
One recent report clarifies what markets consider material in 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
ExxonMobil and the Carbon Bubble
ExxonMobil, Carbon Bubble, Climate Change, Stranded Assets, Unburnable Carbon
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
Mainstreaming Sustainable Investing
The new normal arrives. Sustainable Investing.
Looking ahead
Will Millennials change Investing for good? - Guest Author
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.
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.
350 Trillion Dollars - The Value of Everything
What is the Value of Everything and why is this important
Sustainability & War
Avoiding future strife through sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
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.
Domini
sustainable investing
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
Ranking US Fund Managers on Climate Change
Are US Financial Institutions Enabling Climate Change?
Best to Fix Negative Problems through Positive...
How to Maximize Opportunities. Sustainable Investing.
Liberals, Conservatives and Socially Responsibl...
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
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.
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.
Green Century Equity Fund
Green Century Equity Fund invests to achieve long-term gains that match the performance of the Domini 400 Social Index.
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
Socially Responsible Investing and Terminology...
Socially Responsible Investing. Sustainable Investing.
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.
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.
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.
Climate Week Recap - Investors to "Decarbonize"...
$100 Billion Dollars of Portfolio Decarbonization - a big opportunity for investors or just greenwashing?
Environmental Investing for the Long Term
The Calvert Series begins with a review of Green Bonds
On Investing in the Developing World
Guest Author Sean Kidney on Climate and the Developing World
Community Investing
A definition of the socially responsible investing strategy of community investing.
Community Development Banks
Community development banks are primary investment vehicles for socially responsible investors.
The Trouble with Sustainability Rankings
How to Determine Corporate Sustainability
The Calvert Series Continues
The Calvert Series Continues with a look at the Financial Risk from GHG
Global Climate Assessment - Major Impacts on...
Climate Assessment. Sustainable Investing.
Socially Responsible Investing 2.0
An article by Joe Keefe, president and CEO of Pax World Management Corp. and Pax World Funds, about sustainable investing. Sustainable investing includes the integration of environmental, governance and social factors into financial analysis and decision-making.
Figuring Out Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is about applying personal principles to your investment research.
New Alternatives Fund
New Alternatives Fund is a socially responsible mutual fund focusing on alternative energy and the environment.
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
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
Parnassus leads the way among US SRI Fund...
socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, responsible 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.
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.
Are we Really Decarbonizing the Economy?
Planning for an Energy Transition or?
RIA Canada
On the Future of Sustainable Investing in Canada
Understanding and changing where your money is...
what is in my mutual fund. Sustainable Investing.
Home-Equity Line of Credit
A home equity line of credit is a line of credit secured by a home.
Socially Responsible Investing Resources
A list of web sites that provide information on socially responsible 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.
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund invests in companies that are involved in alternative energy or the alternative energy sector.
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
The Continuing Need For Community Development...
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
Is leadership an investment risk?
Guest Author Robert Schwarz makes the case against cronyism for the sake of capitalism.
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