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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Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra said that the tie up was a perfect alignment of their philosophy of driving positive change and LeapFrog's socially conscious investment strategy.
LeapFrog Investments is a private-equity firm that seeks out socially conscious investment opportunities, including companies that provide life insurance to African AIDS sufferers or that help poor Indian consumers manage their finances.
Officials with the Dow Jones Indexes, meanwhile, have been working to expand its range of socially conscious investment products.
Once I asked, at the annual meeting of an idealistic nonprofit, whether we were practicing socially conscious investment, The pink faded instantly from the crumpled cheeks of the accountant who'd managed the portfolio for decades.
However, VRG advisor Wayne Smeltz, PhD, offers the following information: "When making socially conscious investment decisions, you must first determine your value priorities as well as your financial risk tolerance.
Perhaps the most ambitious -- and often most controversial -- attempt to lure gay investors is the socially conscious investment fund.
This partnership is a perfect alignment between our philosophy of driving positive change and LeapFrog's socially conscious investment strategy.
We are pleased that Covenant Investment Management decided to use Concord's Infinity fund to launch such a socially conscious investment opportunity," said Stierwalt, who is also chairman of the board of The Infinity Funds.
Featuring everything you need to understand and benefit from the opportunities presented by environmentally sustainable investing, Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors is essential reading for individual investors, their advisors, and anyone interested in making profitable, socially conscious investment choices.
We are responding to consumer needs with this product by offering socially conscious investment choices and longer guarantees," added Brugger.

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