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Special Report on

Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investing

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Today, a broad range of individuals and institutions depend on Sustainable strategies to pursue their financial objectives - to invest in companies whose operations they support, to influence companies that need to change, and to invigorate local communities. Please read further to discover how Sustainable investing can help match your investment objectives with your values. Speak to your financial advisor to determine if Sustainable investment strategies from Sentinel may be right for you. A strategy for financial growth The numbers speak for themselves. Sustainable and socially responsible investing continues to grow - from ...
Sustainable Investing in 2009: From Crisis to Opportunity
The Obama Administration and new Democratic Congress take office at a time of extraordinary crisis but also potential opportunity.  We now have the chance to contain the recession, shore up the financial system, and invest in a green economic renewal all at the same time.  While all investors have a stake in advancing each of these objectives, the current global market meltdown actually provides a trillion-dollar “advertorial” for sustainable investing – and the basis for this timely workshop. Sustainable investing means the full integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and ... market research, surveys and trends
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The past few years have hammered home the importance of corporate integrity, as investors watched former Wall Street darlings collapse in the aftermath of corporate scandal. In fact, a majority of investors now believe that companies that operate with higher levels of social responsibility carry less risk (55%) and deliver better returns (52%).1 And 71% of investors contend that knowing that companies are rated higher in terms of their social performance would make them more likely to invest in such companies.2 But how do you go about investing in companies with higher levels of integrity? An investment strategy called socially ... market research, surveys and trends


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Aug 31, 2009 ... PERCEnT ChAngE. Dow Jones U.S. Economic Stimulus Index Price Return (USD) .... Focuses on sustainable and socially responsible investing ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The 2007 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends ...
Every two years a very exciting report comes out on the socially responsible investing (SRI) industry. It covers the scope of SRI in the U.S. - screening, shareholder advocacy, and community investing. Before we reveal the Trends Report's positive findings it is helpful to understand the definitions of SRI used by the Social Investment Forum, the national trade association for the socially and environmentally responsible investing industry, who released the report in March: Socially Responsible Investing Defined Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an investment process that considers the social and environmental ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Gaiam: Who Says Socially Responsible Investments Can't Have Deep Value?
While we may be unabashed in our enthusiasm for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), that does not mean we look at green stocks with rose colored glasses. In truth, we devote more time and attention, plus number crunching, to make sure the holding is justified and meets our financial criteria. Case in point is Gaiam Corp. ( GAIA ). Company description: Gaiam, Inc., a lifestyle media company, provides a selection of information, media, products, and services to customers focusing on personal development, wellness, ecological lifestyles, and responsible media. The company engages in content creation, product ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
BP Shares Held In 'Socially Responsible' Funds
Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit WEEKEND INVESTOR JULY 17, 2010 The oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico has stained some "socially responsible" mutual funds. These portfolios aim to invest based on environmental, human rights, corporate governance and other criteria. Yet a number of major socially responsible funds and indexes included BP PLC on April 20, when the spill turned the energy giant ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Your Guide to Socially Responsible Mutual Fund Companies in Canada
Dec 31, 2009 ... promoting the importance of sustainable and socially responsible investing within Canada and around the world. Acuity was selected as the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Socially Responsible Investing
"Socially responsible investing" (SRI) is a method of investing that is best ...... while working to build a better, more just and sustainable economy. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASRIA) (Hong ... Socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds, with $1.4 billion in ...
Google Answers: Makers of Socially responsible investments
Hello, I'd like some help in locating a recent listing of public and private companies or their foundations, and 'pension funds' that make socially responsible investments. The list should include domestic and international companies. I am particularly interested in any socially responsible investors in the area of economic development. I do not want data on individual investors and mutual funds which make socially responsible investments. Nor do I want data on the lists of companies that qualify for 'socially responsible' investments or belong to one or the other ...
Do you ever feel a bit guilty, promoting your business when world ...
While the news talks the disaster in Louisiana and oil slick - the entire ecosystem falling apart, when the banks in Europe might implode, when North Korea speaks of war, doesn't it seem like the 'soft/hard' selling of goods on LI should take a bit of a back seat to what's going on in the world? Or, is it life as usual? Did you find it interesting that we can be so consumed with the news, but not integrate it into our business talk? As over the last week, there appears to be no change in tone re LI questions, hawking products etc. Is this right? Or, a non-issue in business? Since first few answers seem to ...