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by Jeroen Derwall, Kees Koedijk, and Jenke Ter Horst, July 13, 2010, School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Socially Responsible Investment Fund Performance: The Impact of Screening Intensity, by Darren David Lee, Jacquelyn Humphrey, and Karen L. Benson--all at University of Queensland, Australia, and Jason Ahn. June 2010, Accounting and Finance, Australia. Portfolio Diversification and Environmental, Social or Governance Criteria: Must Responsible Investments Really Be Poorly Diversified? By Andreas G. F. Hoepner, ...
(Ibn Rushd) at the end of 12th century. The death of Averroes effectively marks the end of a particular discipline of Islamic philosophy usually called the Peripatetic Arabic School , and philosophical activity declined significantly in Western Islamic countries , namely in Islamic Spain and North Africa, though it persisted for much longer in the Eastern countries, in particular Persia and India where several schools of philosophy continued to flourish: Avicennism , Illuminationist philosophy , Mystical philosophy , and Transcendent theosophy . Some of the significant achievements of early Muslim philosophers included the ...
SustainabiliTank: Shariah-compliant funds, ethical investing is ...
U.K. green & ethical funds increased to £9.5 Billion in 2009 from just £2.4 billion in 1999 reports EIRIS. In the U.S., ethical and socially responsible investing in all its varied forms grew significantly to $2.71 trillion in 2007 (the latest data available) from $1.2 trillion in 1997, says the Social Investment Forum. Presently, about one in every nine U.S. investment dollars has gone through some type of non-financial screen. Sharia-compliant investments have taken off as well. “…investors globally hold more than $1.5 trillion in Sharia-compliant investments… [and] there are more than 500 funds globally that comply ... market research, surveys and trends
So what can I do?: Stop making excuses.
So What Can I Do, the public service weblog promoting ethics in action presents hundreds of ways we can live as Mahatma Ghandi suggests and "Be the change you want to see in the world." This award-winning blog has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Positive Thinking Magazine,, Our Day to End Poverty , and numerous other print and online publications. Helping make the world a better place since 2004. I've been writing So What Can I Do for several years now and I find many people are very supportive of my efforts. There are always a few though, who are convinced I am wasting my time. ... market research, surveys and trends


Editorial: LOHAS – Opportunities for Ethical Investors
�LOHAS� consumers. So this likely means you as well. Let me explain these terms and how they relate to your investments. Cultural Creatives, becoming a major force, are also LOHAS consumers In a previous editorial, I wrote about Cultural Creatives (CCs), and how they and their values will become a major force on the world scene in the decades ahead. Dr. Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson in their book on CCs, refer to them as caring �� deeply about ecology and saving the planet, about relationships, peace, and social justice, about self-actualization, spirituality, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Microfinance and Microcredit Investment |
Wall’s Street Advisor Services (WSAS), an independent investment research consultancy, released the first of a new series of benchmarks for equity investments in microfinance institutions (MFIs) – the WSAS MFI Shareholder Value Indexes (SVIX). Continue Reading » In an interview with business newspaper, Economic Times (ET), co-founder and vice president of Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Dr V Renganathan discussed the microinsurance scheme for which he is seeking a grant. He asserts that the plan will offer low-income Indian consumers both hospital care as well as out-patient consultation. Continue Reading » ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Oh what a glorious day it is – except for the grouse
With plenty of young grouse this summer, gamekeepers are preparing for a bumper shooting season. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Fred Mitchison has been up at 4.30am for the past week, counting grouse at dawn, when the birds start scouring the grand moortops of Derbyshire's Peak District for food. For the second year running the veteran gamekeeper has found bumper numbers for the shooting parties which will arrive on Thursday, the "Glorious Twelfth" which marks the start of the brief but lucrative grouse season. Young birds have even been snatching bilberries from the rims of the camouflaged butts whose ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Faith, nice and easy
In 1984, Marvel Comics created a new nemesis for Spider-Man. The character would be a symbiote, inspired by what parasitologists call the weaker of two organisms inhabiting the same space. The weaker organism can draw life from the stronger, and in the most dramatic cases it siphons off its host's nutrients before the host realizes what's happening. The symbiote survives, but the host is seriously weakened. Once Marvel Comics had a new symbiotic character, that character needed a host. It struck a bargain with another character named Eddie Brock: the symbiote would give Brock its power in return for Brock's life ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


How pension education can be an employee benefit - Ron Robins ...
their employees and stakeholders. Ron Robins (, MBA , is founder of Investing for the Soul, based in Toronto. technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
currently investing about $500 milliona year in pay-offs are not ...
currently investing about $500 milliona year in both fundamental and applied research, yet .... itself, it engenders a process of soul-purification ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Pre-Scholastic Philosophy 5
1. The Mimansa-Darcanam (system of investigation) is divided into two closely related parts: the Karamimansa (investigation of actions) -- the practical, and the Brahmamimansa (investigation of Brahma), or Vedanta -- the speculative. This system of doctrines is looked upon as the most ancient form of Hindu Philosophy, though some authors, like Colebrooke, are of opinion that it is of later origin than the other systems, since it deals polemically with them. Be this as it may, it is certain that this system professes to be the orthodox Philosophy of the Brahminical religion, that it constantly appeals to passages of the Vedas in ...
WikiAnswers - What is the importance of ethical investing
Investing ethically, or applying your values to investing is important for many reasons. For instance, when we invest in a company, or many companies in the case of a mutual fund, we share in the responsibility for the activities of those companies as well as participate in the outcomes of their corporate activities. So, anyone valuing their personal or spiritual growth has to take these things into account when investing. Also, if everyone invests according to their personal values, then, since so many of our core values are alike - and are supportive of higher ideals - that in the long run, only companies employing these ...
How are you making your investment decisions with all the ...
Thanks for the feedback guys. All good answers. My way is that I tailor my portfolio's (my own and my clients) to their risk tolerance blending equities and non equities with re balancing to capture market returns and keep the risk in check. To clarify the question for you John, unfortunately I don't have a crystal ball! It was just badly worded. My meaning was, as well as the usual market and share uncertainty we have sovereign debt problems in Europe, uncertainty in UK government policy, debate over the withdrawal of central bank aid, to name a few. Are you doing anything different? Personally, I'm not at the ...