Eco-Industry Farm Management Community Groups Courses Consultancy Chat Room Contact Us
Q & A Forum Country Kitchen Healthy House Healthy Lifestyle Kid's Pages

 


Please visit our great sponsors who keep this website open for you

Ethical Investment & Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Now you can do good and do well at the same time. Most of us would prefer to invest in companies that share the same values that we do -- if only we could outpace the S&P 500 at the same time. Now that goal has become more than an ephemeral New Year's resolution. In fact, investing that reflects investors' values today is both possible and profitable. "Socially responsible investing," or SRI, once largely dismissed as a novelty for the politically correct, is now considered a smart and lucrative way for anyone to make money.

The Permacult Project Credit Unions Alternative Economics
 The Fuel Cell is causing interest after all these international incidents over energy, and the alternative energy industry is given the green light & funding.
 Our dedicated team of researchers, journalists, artists, designers is hard at work building these new pages for you, so have a look around, with more to come.

Ethical Investor magazine provides Australia's only dedicated, independent coverage of sustainable business and ethical investment.
Available at newsstands nationally for just $4.95, our monthly magazine features news, analysis and opinion from leading commentators including regular sections on ethical superannuation, property and venture capital investing.
Plus the sector's only comprehensive investment performance tables, including share and fund ratings, compiled by research division Corporate Monitor.
One year subscriptions (11 issues) cost just $49.50 (incl.GST) - subscribe online, where you can also register free for our specialist weekly ethical finance industry e-newsletter, join an online forum, or enter our ethical investment 'supermarket'.

The Mindful Money Guide: Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Finances The Mindful Money Guide:
Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Finances

by Marshall Glickman
Paperback (1999)
Take it from a Wall Street stockbroker turned Vermont environmental activist: Life is about more than just making money. In The Mindful Money Guide, Marshall Glickman lays out a "holistic" approach to wealth. "Holistic money is about striking an appropriate balance: finding that golden mean -- between a life that neither bows down to money nor neglects financial responsibilities; getting a good return for yourself without forgetting about others.
Money and conscience are often at odds -- but now with this practical, easy-to-follow guide you can create a balance between strong financial health and a rich, meaningful life.
Why is it so difficult to stop seeing the world in terms of money -- who has it, who doesn't, what things cost? How much is enough? After several years as a stockbroker on Wall Street, Marshall Glickman left the fiscal stress behind and moved to the serenity of Vermont. There he re-evaluated his relationship with money.
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices:
Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists

by Michael Brower, Union of Concerned Scientists, Warren Leon
Paperback (1999)

Paper or plastic? Cloth or disposable? Regular or organic? Every day, environmentally conscious consumers are faced with the overwhelming catch-22 of a capitalist society -- reconciling the harm we do by consuming, while still providing ourselves and our families with the goods and services we need. It's enough to make a city dweller crazy.  Fret no more! The Union of Concerned Scientists has put together a well-researched and eminently practical guide to the decisions that matter.

Investing With Your Values: Making Money and Making a Difference Investing With Your Values:
Making Money and Making a Difference

by Hal Brill, Jack Brill, Cliff Feigenbaum
Hardcover (1999)

Your step-by-step guide to manifesting your values in the real world of business. It is a godsend. John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene, co-authors of "Megatrends 2000"
Now you can do good and do well at the same time. Most of us would prefer to invest in companies that share the same values that we do -- if only we could outpace the S&P 500 at the same time. Now that goal has become more than an ephemeral New Year's resolution. In fact, investing that reflects investors' values today is both possible and profitable. "Socially responsible investing," or SRI, once largely dismissed as a novelty for the politically correct, is now considered a smart and lucrative way for anyone to make money. In fact, The Domini 400, which is the main index of socially responsible investments, has outperformed the S&P 500 for the last eight years. Increasing social and environmental awareness has propelled SRI to a $1.3 trillion industry, representing nearly ten percent of all invested assets -- creating a potentially huge readership, eager for more information. This is a book for all investors -- across philosophic and economic strata -- who want to see their values mirrored in their portfolios.  Because of outstanding performance and increasing interest in social responsibility, the demand for books on values-based investing is growing.  Surprisingly, this book, written by SRI activists, is the only comprehensive source of information for this rapidly expanding and highly profitable market. Coverage explores: the nuts and bolts of socially responsible investing; the philosophy and remarkable history that built SRI; how many money and creating change are compatible goals; detailed information on socially responsible stocks, mutual funds, bonds and community investments; specifics on the new concept of "natural investing" and its significance; socially responsible companies and how they are screened.

Investing With Your Conscience:
How to Achieve High Returns Using Socially Responsible Investing

by John Harrington
Paperback (1992)
The Socially Responsive Portfolio:
Balancing Politics & Profits in Institutional Money Management

by James Melton, Matthew Keenan
Hardcover (1993)
The creator of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) shows investors of every calibre how to identify the companies that reflect their own personal values, incorporate those choices into a rewarding, diversified portfolio, and make serious money while advancing political, economic and environmental causes around the world.  A successful money manager and leading practitioner in the field offers sound advice on both ethical considerations and ``how-to'' financial strategies for investing in responsible funds, organizations and managers in global markets, not only to increase your net worth but to make the world a better place to live. Reviews investment and social issues including corporate governance, women, family concerns and Third World economic development. This book coves the major issues, along with practitioner responses to the new pressures resulting from socially responsible investing. Specific topics include: environmental investing; screening the portfolio; public sector pension funds; political pressure-vs-fiduciary responsibilities; community development.
This book is intended primarily for people on the staff or boards of investing institutions -- such as pension funds, foundations, insurance companies and endowment funds -- who want to find ways to improve the social impact of those institutions' investments. It also would be useful to activists, churches and others interested in socially responsive investing by institutions. The author, James Melton , 1998
Pension Funds and Ethical Investment:
A Study of Investment Practices and Opportunities State of California Retirement Systems

by Stuart Baldwin
Paperback (1980)
Loan Administration in the 90's Looking Ahead: Volume 6
(Promissory Notes, Deeds of Trust, Assignment of Leases, Guarantees, Security Agreements, Financing Statements, Letters of Credit)

by Charlene Nichols
Hardcover (1994)

Recommended Specialty Community Books delivered worldwide from Amazon:

Community Supported Agriculture Foreign Aid World Bank
Food & Agriculture Organisation (UN) NGO - Non-Government Organisations
Ethical & Socially Responsible Investing Credit Unions Alternative Economics
Intentional Communities Land Trust Community Design