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Socially Responsible Investment Trends

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With giant institutional investors leading the way, socially responsible investing (SRI) is growing faster than other types of managed investments, reports the 2007 edition of the Social Investment Forum 's Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States. While the total of all assets under management grew less than 3% over the last two years, managed SRI assets grew more than 18%. The Trends report, by lead author Joshua Humphreys of Harvard University, considered assets that are managed using one or more of three main SRI approaches: screening, shareholder advocacy, and community investing. SRI ...
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Socially Responsible Investing for Idiots
If I have to be an idiot, at the least I’m a green idiot. I believe in clean air, corporate responsibility, community activism, licorice, pizza and Thai food. And healthy living, freedom, and of course freedom raisins. Shiny happy raisins I love trees, sky, and ah, the OXYGEN! But I’m worried about the dismal state of health care, education funding, the ozone hole, the Medicare donut hole, and your little dog too! Did you know the North Pole is melting? That really scares me. Plus I need to cut down on my Chunky Monkey intake. In everything I do, in every move I make, it seems that I’m part of the worldwide web of production and ... market research, surveys and trends
ABC Carbon » Blog Archive » Trend to Ethics & the Environment for ...
True to global research, companies that value their intangible assets and pay regard to the social, environmental and community issues that ultimately matter to stakeholders are now registering above-average financial performance, according an a study by The Natural Edge. And Tim Blue in The Australian says “investment options that promise a sustainable and ethical approach are gaining traction within superannuation funds”. Report by The Natural Edge in Eco Magazine True to global research, companies that value their intangible assets and pay regard to the social, environmental and community issues that ultimately matter to ... market research, surveys and trends

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u SRI assets rose more than 324 percent from $639 billion in 1995 (the year of the first Report on. Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Responsible Investments to be 15% of Global Assets by 2015: New ...
The socially responsible investing (SRI) market is poised to grow dramatically, predict the authors of a new report from Robeco and Booz & Company. According to Responsible Investing: A Paradigm Shift , socially responsible investments will reach $26.5 trillion assets under management (AUM) by 2015–over 15% of the global total. Responsible Investing Grows Faster than the Overall Market As of 2007, global SRI AUM was $5 trillion, with $2.7 trillion of that total invested in the United States, according to the Social Investment Forum's 2007 Report on Socially Responsible Investment Trends in the United States . SRI ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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On Monday, the Conference Board hosted a webcast on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Future of Integrated Reporting. The panel included Mike Wallace, the director of the sustainability reporting framework with GRI; Intel's Director of CSR Strategy and Communications, Suzanne Fallender; Doug Kangos, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers National Professional Services unit; and Rina Levy, an environmental and social governance (ESG) analyst with Bloomberg. (Please see footnote for information on GRI and integrated reporting.) The central theme of the discussion was two-fold: evaluating existing GRI guidelines; ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Unusual, Yes. But Smart?
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 www.djreprints.com The mutual fund that Eric Singer manages has one of the oddest strategies in the business. On days when Congress is not in session, Congressional Effect Fund invests in futures contracts tied to the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. And on days when Congress is in session, the fund switches entirely to cash, Treasurys and the like. The fund's investment thesis: Any ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Michael J. Kane kane.michael@epa.gov Third Draft October 1, 2008 ...
the Social Investment Forum releases Socially Responsible Investment Trends in the United States (March 2008) ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Socially Responsible Investing
Social Investment Forum, 1999 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States, SIF. Industry Research Program, November 4, 1999, p. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Moral and Financial Conflict of Socially Responsible Investing
Who is responsible for corporations making socially responsible choices? Is it the CEO, the public, the government, or the investors? If an investor follows his conscience to invest in socially responsible companies, will he lose money, or does socially responsible investing pay off in the end? This article addresses these questions.                        Photo: Mikhail Tolstoy One of the most important tasks of a modern industrial society is the allocation of capital. It is absolutely essential that ...
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