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Responsible Investing: Making a Difference & Making Money
- by Amy Domini
How to Profit While You’re
Making a Difference It sounds like an oxymoron: Can you really make
money as a socially responsible investor? The answer is, unquestionably,
yes. The way you invest can contribute not only to your bottom line
but also to a just and fair society. In Socially Responsible Investing,
the movement’s pioneer and the name behind the Domini 400
Social Index—Amy Domini—shows you how. By following
Domini’s methods for screening companies, you’ll learn
*Select stocks based on social and ethical considerations.
*Use your power as a shareholder to communicate with companies and
convince them to make positive social
changes—from environmental practices to human rights.
*Invest in your community and make a difference locally. If you
had a choice, wouldn’t you rather invest your money where
you knew it would make a positive difference? Socially responsible
investing has helped alleviate suffering, has contributed to a cleaner
world, and has constructed a framework within which companies become
part of the solution—all while providing market-beating returns.
Most investors operate on the concept that investing is an act without
real world consequences. Nothing could be further from the truth.
By following the strategies and techniques outlined in this important
work, you can have it all—outstanding financial returns and
a positive contribution to society.
Investment : A Global Revolution (Society of Investment Professions)
- by Russell Sparkes
Over the past decade, socially responsible investment (SRI) has
changed from being a niche market to become a core consideration
for mainstream investors. As such, pension fund advisers, trustees
of charitable foundations and other investment professionals want
to understand this new phenomenon. Up to now they have lacked any
reference book to teach them what they need to know about SRI. This
gap is now filled by the publication of Socially Responsible Investment:
A Global Revolution, the first book on SRI specifically written
for investment professionals and their clients. The book will also
help business executives and business schools looking at better
corporate governance and business ethics.
Socially Responsible Investment describes how SRI has moved from
fringe to mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic, and its current
explosive growth rate in Asia and Europe. The book consists of three
* Part One traces the historical development of the subject and
analyses the different types of activity that comprise it. It also
provides detailed analysis of the typical investor in SRI funds.
* Part Two describes the emerging consensus that SRI for institutional
investors concentrates on four main issues: the environment, human
rights, corporate governance, and financial return. Each of these
subjects is covered in depth.
* Part Three concentrates on the rapid growth of socially responsible
investment around the world, as it truly becomes a global revolution.
"To newcomers and veterans of the SRI movement, Russell Sparkes’
"Socially Responsible Investment, a Global Revolution"
is a "must read". You will come away with a fresh appreciation
of the history, evolution, and potential of socially responsible
investing. The book is well researched. To Russell Sparkes--thank
you!" Patricia Wolf, RSM, Executive Director, Interfaith Center
on Corporate Responsibility
"The next few years will be crucial for the long term future
of Socially Responsible Investment. Russell Sparkes’ timely
book sets the scene very clearly for those who are shaping the agenda,
but it will also be of value to people who are responding to the
challenge of investing responsibly" Helen Wildsmith, Executive
Director, UK Social Investment Forum
"The Ethical Investor (1995) changed my views on what could
done to harness investment to social responsibility in the UK context.
This book now moves the agenda to the world stage and is essential
reading for all those who can see the need to harness capitalism
to SRI objectives in the post Sept. 11th world, and that after the
Enron and Worldcom scandals, SRI can deliver the better world we
need" Tony Colman MP, House of Commons International Development
"The growth of SRI has been one of the most important - but
often misunderstood - investment trends of the past decade. Russell
Sparkes provides an invaluable analysis of the main SRI developments
and issues for both professional and private investor alike, writing
with true authority and insight" Stuart Bell, Research Director,
"At just the moment when the relationship between corporations
and society is coming dominate political agendas, Russell Sparkes
has produced an invaluable sequel to The Ethical Investor. Global
in scope, Socially Responsible Investment is a practical, authoritative,
readable guide that will well-serve both institutional and individual
investors. Sparkes’ twenty plus years in the field and his
understanding of cross-cultural issues give his work a unique depth
and application wherever investors want to effect positive social
change" Peter D. Kinder, Chief Executive Officer of KLD Research
& Analytics, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
"Russell Sparks has filled a huge need. In this magisterial
volume, he has brought together the history, language and lore of
shareholder activism and responsibility into coherence. For everyone
searching for ways for owners to make corporations part of the solution
for global problems, this book is a must read" Robert A.G.
Monks, Chairman, Lens Investment Management and Publisher of www.ragm.com
concerned with corporate governance and shareholder responsibility
"…a useful tool for investors and managers. Not the untested
ideals of someone wishing to jump on the ethical band wagon but
the considered and tested observations of a successful institutional
investor of conviction"
"…having compared Socially Responsible Investment to
an iceberg, Russell Sparkes explains many of those aspects of the
subject not obvious on the surface." J E Rogers, Chief Executive,
UKSIP The Society of Investment Professionals
Investing with Your
Values (Conscientious Commerce) - by Hal Brill
The fact is that you can make money and make a difference at the
same time! Now in paperback, this step-by-step guide answers all
the financial basics and makes it easy to link your money with your
values in a high-performance portfolio.
- The philosophy and fascinating history that built SRI (socially
- An explanation of the visionary new framework of "Natural
- How to outperform the market and be a force for social change
- Shareholder activism and community investing
- Detailed information on socially responsible stocks, mutual funds,
- Stories, lists of funds and companies, worksheets, & scores
The Mindful Money
Guide: Creating Harmony Between Your Values &Your Finances
by Marshall Glickman
Money & 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. Now, in The Mindful
Money Guide, Glickman shares his unique, practical approach to reconciling
your money with your ideals. Along with sound advice on how to save
for college, finance a car, and invest in the stock market, this
holistic strategy will help you to
- Learn the crucial difference between what you want and what you
- Remove the anxiety--and dread--from money management
- Develop benign and effective financial tactics for every stage
of your life
- Reconcile your social and environmental concerns with your cash
- Spend your money while making the world a better place
- Change the socially irresponsible policies of corporations whose
stock you own
- Integrate your holistic principles into decisions about insurance,
real estate, educating your children, retirement, wills, and much
A reassuring, practical resource, The Mindful Money Guide offers
you a transforming opportunity--to develop a wise financial plan
while maintaining your principles.
The SRI Advantage
: Why Socially Responsible Investing Has Outperformed Financially
by Peter Camejo
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is investing that is mindful
of the impact on society of that investment. It is often described
to investors as allowing them "to do well by doing good."
SRI usually describes investments that screen out companies that
violate environmental or other laws, use child labor or sweatshops,
discriminate in hiring, or—in general—produce products
detrimental to society or engage in practices deemed reprehensible
by most people.
Although many people want to invest in socially responsible ways,
until recently most investors believed that they had to give up
some measure of performance to do so. The SRI Advantage demonstrates
why this is emphatically not the case. It presents overwhelming
evidence that SRI has outperformed financially, explains in detail
why SRI outperforms, and then examines the im-plications for investment
professionals, investors, pension funds, and community/nonprofit
groups. Authored by Peter Camejo—the chair of an SRI investment
fund—in collaboration with more than a dozen other SRI professionals,
The SRI Advantage includes chapters on:
• Pension funds and fiduciary responsibility
• The energy industry and SRI
• SRI mutual fund performance
• The international dimension of SRI
• Community investing strategies
• Foundations and mission-related investing
Prefaced by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, and introduced by Republican
corporate accountability advocate Robert A. Monks, The SRI Advantage
will be of special interest to investment advisors and financial
planners, private investors, the nonprofit sector, brokers, mutual
fund managers, and—especially given the Enron scandal—pension
fund trustees and staff.
Peter Camejo has 17 years of experience as an investment adviser,
specializing in socially responsible investing. He founded the California-focused
Council for Responsible Public Investment, created the Eco-Logical
Trust for Merrill Lynch—the first environmentally screened
fund for a major firm, and a top performer—and is chair of
an asset management company.
You Can't Eat Gnp:
Economics As If Ecology Mattered - by Eric A. Davidson
an engaging guide both to the flawed connection between current
economics and the environment, as well as how they would work in
a sustainable world." -Thomas E. Lovejoy, The World Bank
"In clear, measured prose Davidson lays out how the traditional
tools of economics don't work when you are talking about concrete
things like soil, forests, garbage." -Inc.
Ecology and economics are not doomed to be adversaries. This lively
and concise book presents the exciting new insights of environmental
economics as well as the three fallacies of conventional economic
analysis. You Can't Eat GNP offers a blueprint for a truly sustainable
economy that recognizes the natural resources (like water, air,
and soil) on which we ultimately depend.
Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole
Research Center. His fieldwork takes him from the Brazilian Amazon
to the re-growing forests of New England and he has conducted research
at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the NASA Ames
Put Your Money Where Your Morals
Are : A Guide to Values-Based Investing - by Scott Fehrenbacher
- Scott Fehrenbacher is founder and former
president of American Values Investing, which researches the cultural
integrity of America’s public companies. He is also president
and CEO of Crosswalk.com.
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