ethical investing

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Ethical Investing

Any investment philosophy that recommends investment decisions based upon a decision's ethical implications for individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking, and therefore refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethical investing may be both positive and negative; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not make investments (e.g. in arms manufacturers). Some mutual funds, and even whole subdivisions of companies, are dedicated to promoting ethical investing. See also: Green fund, Islamic finance.

ethical investing

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Slow Money" is the name for a movement started by socially conscious investing pioneer and author, Woody Tasch, who essentially borrowed the conceptual framework of "Slow Food"--whereby participants eschew convenience-oriented "fast" foods, instead filling up their plates with traditional, unprocessed and, ideally, locally produced foods--and applied it to personal finance and investing.
An outgrowth of the Slow Food concept and the brainchild of socially conscious investing pioneer Woody Tasch, the Slow Money movement is dedicated to connecting investors to their local economies by marshaling financial resources to invest in small food enterprises and local food systems.
Green and socially conscious investing has demonstrated that it can earn a profit in today's world.
In its broadest sense, socially conscious investing means choosing companies on a basis other than financial returns alone, particularly social and ethical considerations.
But by no means is socially conscious investing incompatible with profitability.
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For environmentalists interested in socially conscious investing, Internet weblogs ("blogs" for short) are becoming a can t-miss source of opinion, commentary and information.
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