The economic crisis fueled the rise of the socially responsible
economy, which aims to set up an alternative method of production.
So is socially responsible
investing a solid strategy in its own right?
Eric Smith, a certified financial planner specializing in "green" money management, began dabbling in socially responsible
investing (SRI) with his own Bar Mitzvah money more than two decades ago--and never looked back.
As a leading proponent of the 'green dollar,' Christian Brothers Investment Services is positively achieving environmental change through socially responsible
investing" said NYLCV executive director Marcia Bystryn.
In the US, socially responsible
investing continues to perform "competitively" and attract new assets, the forum says, despite the US market's sustained downturn over the past two years.
Charlotte Brody, head of Healthcare Without Harm, came with three colleagues, a Greenpeace activist and three institutional shareowners representing tens of thousands of Baxter shares held by socially responsible
Some investors want to be associated with socially responsible
corporations that are creating positive social change.
This points out some of the difficulty in socially responsible
What actions can we take to make companies accountable to our community and how can we encourage more socially responsible
Repositioning or creating a product that is more socially responsible
often requires changes in advertising media appeals, product design, channels of distribution, and packaging.
Peddling politics as much as beauty, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick took the cosmetics industry by storm and forged a popular icon of socially responsible
The managers of socially responsible
money market and mutual funds--Pax World, Parnassus, and Working Assets are just a few--review potential investments not only according to their likely return but also across a gamut of social-justice concerns.