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Sustainable Investing: Most Popular Articles

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What You Should Know About Faith-Based Investing
An article about faith-based investing including what it is and which mutual funds are available.
Looking ahead
sustainable investing
How Much Money is the Environment Worth?
ecological economics. 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 Largest Socially Responsible Mutual Funds
A list of the five largest socially responsible investing mutual funds as measured by total assets under management.
How to Avoid Conflict
sustainable investing
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.
Global Issues, Local Solutions
sustainable investing
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.
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.
The Problem With Oil Divestment
Divestment, Fossil Fuels. Sustainable Investing.
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
A Short History of Socially Responsible Investing
A short history of socially responsible investing from the early practices of the Methodists to present day.
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.
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.
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.
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 Strategies
The three primary strategies for socially responsible investors - screens, social activism and community 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.
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.
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.
Books on Socially Responsible Investing
The reading list of books on socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility and green
Sentinel Investments
Sentinel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include several sustainable investing funds or socially responsible 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.
Liberals, Conservatives and Socially Responsibl...
Socially responsible investors may have investing habits that differ from stereotypical political positions.
Calvert Investments
Calvert Funds is one of the largest family of mutual funds that incorporates sustainable and responsible investing into its management approach.
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.
Social Investing Surges In Popularity
Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment approach. Two studies demonstrate its growth.
The Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Global Principles are an international code of conduct and human rights for corporations.
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.
Parnassus leads the way among US SRI Fund...
socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, 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.
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.
ExxonMobil and the Carbon Bubble
ExxonMobil, Carbon Bubble, Climate Change, Stranded Assets, Unburnable Carbon
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
Carbon Supply Cost Curves
Carbon Tracker. Sustainable 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.
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.
Green Century Equity Fund
Green Century Equity Fund invests to achieve long-term gains that match the performance of the Domini 400 Social Index.
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.
When Does a Company Become Unacceptable to...
Many socially responsible mutual funds include companies in business that the fund tries to avoid.
Corporate Social Responsibility
A definition of a principal of socially responsible investing related to the behavior of corporations in society.
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.
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund
Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund invests in companies that are involved in alternative energy or the alternative energy sector.
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.
Winslow Green Growth Fund
Minimum Investment : $2,500 - Investor Shares $2,000 - IRA $250,000 - Institutional Shares Sales Charge:
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.
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.
Why Some Social Investors Keep Their Shares of...
Why socially responsible shareholder activists engage in discussions with companies that violate socially responsible investing principles.
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.
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.
New Alternatives Fund
New Alternatives Fund is a socially responsible mutual fund focusing on alternative energy and the environment.
RIA Canada
sustainable investing in Canada
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.
Pending Climate Reports to Watch
Climate Summit. Sustainable Investing.
Global Climate Assessment - Major Impacts on...
Climate Assessment. Sustainable Investing.
The Continuing Need For Community Development...
An article by Shore Bank Executive Vice President Jean Pogge about the growth in community development banking.
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
It's Not Just About Shareholder Value Any More
Impact Investing. 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.
The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout
The Appleseed Fund is attracting investor attention and assets with its strong performance and socially responsible investment approach.
Say-On-Pay
Say-on-pay is a tactic used by corporate shareholders to express their sentiments and influence directors on executive compensation.
Options Wanted
on 401(k) plans and SRI. Sustainable Investing.
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.
Portfolio 21
Portfolio 21 is a mutual fund that invests in companies that create products to improve the natural environment.
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.
Enironmental Indexes
carbon emissions data. Sustainable Investing.
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.
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 Impact Investing
impact investing. Sustainable Investing.
Why the UN Climate Negotiations Remain Critical
UN Climate Negotiations. Sustainable Investing.
Investing in Environmental Innovation - An...
Thematic Investing. Sustainable Investing.
Screening Socially Responsible Investments...
Reviewing court documents can be part of a screening of companies by socially responsible investors for possible investments.
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.
Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is a family of mutual funds that include social screens in their investment selection process.
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.
Abu Dhabi Ascent
Abu Dhabi Ascent. Sustainable Investing.
Earth Day - We Are The Champions
Earth Day. Sustainable Investing.
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