Ethical Investment & Socially Responsible
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.
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Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices:
Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
by Michael Brower, Union of Concerned Scientists, Warren Leon
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.
With Your Values:
Making Money and Making a Difference
by Hal Brill, Jack Brill, Cliff Feigenbaum
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
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.
With Your Conscience:
How to Achieve High Returns Using Socially Responsible Investing
by John Harrington
Socially Responsive Portfolio:
Balancing Politics & Profits in Institutional Money Management
by James Melton, Matthew Keenan
|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
Funds and Ethical Investment:
A Study of Investment Practices and Opportunities State of California Retirement Systems
by Stuart Baldwin
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
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