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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1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a corporate entity bills itself as a Socially Responsible Investment organization or firm, yet testifies to a tissue of lies at an Annual Shareholders Meeting, it commits a serious and fatal breach of trust.
With these principles at its core it is surprising that socially responsible investment is a relatively new development in Islamic finance.
1% of its Australian equity holdings after adopting a Socially Responsible Investment Policy, last year.
Tokyo, Oct 23, 2014 - (JCN) - Global index provider FTSE Group has chosen NYK as a constituent in the FTSE4Good Index, marking the 12th straight year that the company has been included in this major yardstick for socially responsible investment (SRI).
There are a number of different approaches to socially responsible investment.
Last month, the bank launched its first socially responsible investment funds in the UK, including an ISAfriendly stocks and share option.
Dexia Asset Management has announced that it has launched a new website that focuses on socially responsible investment (SRI).
It is intended as a tool to help about 600 listed companies in 11 countries to better understand environmentally and socially responsible investment practices, and the importance of implementing sound corporate governance.
Contrary to a widely held view, that socially responsible investment strategies outperform the market.
Karina Litvack, head of governance and socially responsible investment at UK-based asset manager F&C, argues investors would be better off preparing for a recovery that demands stricter corporate governance and higher accountability.
The resolution also issued a call to "explore a range of socially responsible investment strategies, including corporate engagement and positive investment or divestment.
Hines and Newsome point out that Sonoco has been recognized on lists such as Fortune magazine's list of "Most Admired Companies" and as a "Top Ten Corporate Citizen in Environmental Stewardship" by a socially responsible investment firm.

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