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A screen is a set of criteria against which you measure stocks or other investments to find those that meet your criteria.
For example, you might screen for stocks that meet a certain environmentally or socially responsible standard, or for those with current price-to-earnings ratios (P/E) less than the current market average.
A socially responsible mutual fund describes the screens it uses to select investments in its prospectus.