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informative and inspirational. Click on category that interests you:
IMCA Journal of Investment Consulting Publishes New
Paper on Socially Responsible Investments,
November 7, 2007, Marketwire.com, USA.
Ethical Fund comparison | HL’s ethical fund
comparison tool, Hargreaves and Lansdown, UK.
First Annual Corporate Knights Ranking of Canadian
Cleantech, 2007, Corporate Knights, Canada.
Five religious-based mutual funds that keep the
faith, by Murray Coleman, October 28, 2007,
The Subprime Meltdown and SRI: Engage, Avoid,
Predict, by Bill Baue, September 12, 2007,
ETFs for Clean Energy Fans,
by Vaughan Scully, August 27, 2007, appeared on
Businessweek.com; source Standard & Poor’s, USA.
Investors reap ethical rewards,
by Hilary Osborne, August 29, 2007, Guardian
Top 20 companies: Climate change leaders show the
way, by Mike
Scott, July 26, 2007, Climate Change Corp.com, USA.
Introducing GS SUSTAIN,
Goldman Sachs, USA. (Top sustainability companies
according to Goldman Sachs.)
The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially
Responsible Mutual Funds, by Luc Renneboog,
Jenke ter Horst, Chendi Zhang, published by the
Social Science Research Network.
THOMSON EXTEL AND THE UK SOCIAL INVESTMENT FORUM
ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF THE SRI & SUSTAINABILITY SURVEY,
June 29, 2007, UK. (Analyzes the ethical investing
research capabilities of investment banks and
Socially Responsible Investing With ETFs,
by Eleanor Laise, July 8, 2007, The Wall Street
Journal online, USA.
DC Plans & SRI in the USA,
June 5, 2007, Mercer Investment Consulting, USA.
Green Leaders: A guide to the world’s greenest
companies, by Karen Attwood, June 1, 2007,
The Independent, UK.
Smart money pours into ethical funds, by Tom
Stevenson, May 11, 2007, Telegraph.co.uk., UK.
2007 World’s Most Ethical Companies,
May, 2007, Ethisphere Magazine, USA.
Global Warming may affect nearly two thirds of
active investors’ investment decisions,
March 14, 2007, The Association of Investment
Canadian Socially Responsible Investment Review
2006, March 2007, Social Investment
Organization, Canada. See also,
Social investment assets soar,
by Tavia Grant, March 22, 2007, The Globe & Mail,
Reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
by the Largest Listed Companies in Eleven Central
and Eastern European (CEE) Countries; Second-Time
Comparison with Peers in BRIC and Ukraine,
May 8, 2007, CSRwire.com, USA.
SRI screens have little impact on returns: study
by Steven Lamb, March 12, 2007, Advisor.ca, Canada.
100 Best [US] Corporate
Citizens 2007, by Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO), February
The Global 100: Role models in sustainable business practices, by
Innovest Strategic Value
Advisors, appearing in Business Week, January 29, 2007.
Companies: ’Climate Change’ is Corporate Social Responsibility Job No.
January 18, 2007.
F&C Investments (UK) reveals insatiable public appetite for ethical
stocks and bonds, January 11, 2007.
Launch of Three New Clean Tech Indexes Culminates Banner Year for Green
Investing, by Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com, December 29, 2006.
Institutional Investors in France Foresee Continuing Growth of Socially
Responsible Investing - Ethical Investing, by Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com, December 14,
Eurosif Socially Responsible Investment
(SRI) Study reveals a European SRI Market valued at €1 trillion, September 12, 2006.
TIAA-CREF Releases Participant Survey on Socially Responsible
Investing, July13, 2006.
SRI (socially responsible - ethical investing) funds enjoying healthy
returns, survey concludes, by Doug
Watt, Advisor.ca, June 9, 2006.
2006 Guide to Canada’s Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, by
Corporate Knights. Discusses how funds rank in performance as well as
providing a simple and valuable guide as to each funds screening
Christian advisors offered certification. Charitable giving, ethical
investing, socially responsible investing, emphasized, Today’s Family News, May 24,
Principles for Responsible
Investment, by United Nations Environmental Program Finance
Initiative. Endorsed by institutions with over US$2 trillion in assets,
New Citizens Advisers Survey Shows Registered Investment Advisors Lag
behind Times, press release by Citizens Advisors, April 24, 2006.
Report on Business magazine releases second annual Corporate Social
Responsibility ranking, (Canada), February 25, 2006.
(Information compiled by Jantzi Research.)
responsible investors different from conventional investors? A
comparison across six countries, by Geoffrey Williams, Associate
Professor of Financial Economics,
Nottingham University Business School, December 2005.
Fiduciary Duty Redefined to Allow
Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations, by William Baue, SRI-advisor.com, November 3, 2005.
Institutional Investors’ Legal Responsibilities on Environmental, Social
and Governance Issues (Ethical Investing), press release by the
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI),
October 26, 2005.
Market Values Responsible Companies, Says New Prizewinning Study, by
GreenBiz.com, September 29, 2005.
Market Values Responsible Companies, Says New Prizewinning Study, by
GreenBiz.com, September 29, 2005.
Investing using a 2,000-year-old strategy, by Michael Swan, The
Catholic Register, August 15, 2005.
Moral Investing: How pension education can be an employee benefit.
by Ron Robins, HR Professional, April-May, 2005. Discusses the
reasons why companies should offer socially and environmentally
responsible investing workshops for their employees.
investment managers see SRI (Socially Responsible Investing or Ethical
Investing) practices becoming mainstream, Mercer
Investment Consulting, Press Release, April 7, 2005.
85 Percent of Executives and Investors Surveyed Rank Corporate
a Central Consideration in Investment Decisions, by Oracle &
Economist Intelligence Unit, February 10, 2005.
Financial Community Still Not Accepting Socially Responsible Investing,
by World Economic Forum, January 12, 2005.
Divining the Future of Socially Responsible Investing,
October 12, 2005.
Moral Investing: Employers should offer employees workshops on ethical
investing for their RRSPs, by
Ron Robins, Straight Goods, June 13, 2005.
Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President, Chairman of new
investment firm focused on Environmental, Ethical
Moskowitz Prize Study Links Strong
Corporate Social Performance with Financial Results, by William Baue, CSR Wire, October 26, 2004.
Giving small investors a
fair chance: reforming the [Canadian] mutual fund industry. An
important report by CARP (Canada’s association for the fifty-plus) and
the Small Investor Protection Association (SIPA), September 28, 2004.
Soul man preaches ’values’ investing, by William Hanley,
Financial Post, FP Money, September 11, 2004. An article about Ron
Robins and Investing for the Soul. (PDF)
Over 70% of largest socially responsible and ethical investing mutual
funds get top marks from Morningstar, Lipper in 2003, Social Investment Forum News
Release, January, 27, 2004.
Require Help With Investing - The Unfulfilled Investor, by Ron Robins, FORUM, Social Investment
Organization, Canada, P. 9, June 2003.
Survey Shows Investors Link Corporate Responsibility
With Reduced Risk, Better Returns, November 17,
Good vibes: socially responsible investing [ethical
investing] is gaining fans and clout July 7, 2003.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING: Corporate governance,
disclosure, transparency and our future, Summer,
Regarding Environmental Sustainability &
Social Performance in Business
Free online ethical company monitor is launched,
by Helen Warrell, November 14, 2007, Third
The Six Sins of Greenwashing, November 2007,
Carbon Beta & Equity Performance: An Empirical
Analysis, October 2007, Innovest Strategic
Car makers – who′s the greenest? October 3,
2007, ClimateChangeCorp.com, UK.
The climate change industry takes root, October
31, 2007, Ethical Corporation and ClimateChange.com,
US firms fall behind Europe in ethical standards,
says Eiris, by Sean O’Grady, September 15, 2007,
The Independent, UK.
Barrick Gold named to Dow Jones Sustainability
Index, September, 7, 2007, CNN Money,
Leave Only Footprints: Measuring and Managing
Corporate Carbon Emissions, by Bill Baue with
Francesca Rheannon, September 4, 2007,
23 Organizations Issue Joint Report Critiquing
Wal-Mart′s Sustainability Initiatives,
September 6, 2007, Natural Newswire, USA.
Named and shamed: City’s ethical dunces, by Ruth
Sunderland, Heather Stewart and Zoe Wood, September
2, 2007, The Observer, UK.
May, 2007, International Standards Association.
NRDC Advances Regulation of Nanotechnology to
Protect Human Health,
May 16, 2007, NRDC, USA.
Value remains main concern of consumers,
by James Harding, March 28, 2007, Timesonline,
Sundance Channel Creates Advisory Committee for THE GREEN(TM),
presented by Robert Redford. Weekly environmental programming block
launches April 17, 2007, PR Newswire, February 15, 2007.
War for Talent, Good Companies with Corporate Social Responsibility
Policies, Finish First, CSRwire.com,
January 21, 2007.
Over 15 million UK shoppers buying ethical Christmas presents, says
Friends Provident, December 6, 2006.
Top Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Articles In China For 2006, by Danny Levinson, ChinaCSR.com,
December 5, 2006.
Most M.B.A. Students Think Profits and Social Responsibility Can
Coexist, Survey Finds,
by Katherine Mangan,
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2006.
Study slams ‘trivial′
corporate social responsibility reports, by Rob Edwards, Environment Editor,
Sunday Herald (Scotland), June 25, 2006.
UK companies are
becoming more socially and environmentally responsible, but are the
public convinced? press release by Soucewire.com, June 17, 2006.
Definition of Socially Responsible Runs Counter to Established Beliefs,
KSBI-TV reports on survey by National Consumers League, May 31, 2006.
How to Determine the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in
the World, January 28, 2006.
Corporate Watchdog Radio Program
helps find best ethical investing stocks to invest in, press release, January 17, 2006.
Magazine Launches Weekly Radio Program On LIME, Sirius Satellite Radio,
Channel 114, press release, January 9, 2006.
Dramatic Increase in Corporate Responsibility Reporting, states a
KPMG Survey, July 1, 2005.
Canada jumps with two-fold increase in Corporate Social Responsibility
Reporting, says KPMG Survey, June 15, 2005.
Corporate Social Responsibility Rising With Clear Consequences For Not
Measuring Up, survey by GlobeScan, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
(Canada) Ltd., April 20, 2005.
Shows U.S. Companies Lag, but Executives See the Advantage of Using
Corporate Social Responsibility, March 08, 2006.
Institutions Urge Insurance Companies To Assess Climate
Change Risks, December 1, 2005.
Ethical investing makes more money, August 16,
Socially responsible investment in Canada up 27 per cent
in two years, May 6, 2005.
World Bank Issues Report On Its Environmental, Social
Commitments, February 5, 2005.
Social Footprint Masterclass Announced, July 17,
Top Five Socially Responsible Stories for 2004,
January 11, 2005.
MBAs at the Crossroads of Corporate and Nonprofit
America, December 3, 2004.
Shareholders Hold Increased Influence in Post-Enron
America. Social responsibility corporate goal of
activists, July 8, 2004.
Determine the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the
World, April 30, 2004.
JP Morgan Chase-environment and importance of corporate
governance in the world economy, April, 30, 2004.
Coporations Should Balance Profits with Corporate Social
Responsibility, January 9, 2002.
Measurement & Economics
the Methodology of ISEW, GPI and Related Measures, by Eric Neumayer,
September 2000, Ecological Economics, UK.
& Spirituality Information
will use their billions to back ethical business,
by November 14, 2007, Ekklesia, UK.
survey says people think Britain is in moral decline
and religion could help, September 7, 2007,
This Black Box See Into the Future?
A global team, coordinated by Princeton University scientists,
determine the possible physics of a ’collective consciousness.’ Their
’black box’ has proved remarkably prescient.
America’s 50 Million Cultural Creatives Impact
the Marketplace, by Amy Cortese, The New York Times, July
CAM: Scientific Investigations Indicate Efficacy of
Alternative Medicine, August 4, 2003.
We can′t get no satisfaction,
by Malcolm Dean,
The Guardian, March 5, 2003.
Lord Richard Layard analyses happiness in modern economies.
Cultural Creatives - Are you a
Cultural Creative? Ethical Matters, U.K.
Cultural Creatives is a term coined by sociologist Dr. Paul Ray. He
describes them as having,
no established leaders, no professed ideology and no cohesive
sense of community. Its members loosely adhere to humanistic/spiritual
ideals and life-styles that are eco-friendly." He believes he has
identified at least 50 million in the United States and another 50
million in Europe."
MMA survey: Most Americans do
NOT separate their faith and personal finances,
Survey sponsored by the Mennonite Mutual Aid Society and MMA Praxis
Mutual Funds, 2001.
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