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Ethical Investing

Is It Time Investors Set Their Sights On The Gun Industry?

Lauren Compere | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Lauren Compere

It is hard to deny the U.S. has a problem with gun violence. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino and Orlando all no longer occupy our minds only as cities, towns, colleges or schools -- but as places where mass shootings and tragedies took place.

The Moral Revolution our World Needs

Tobias Roberts | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Tobias Roberts

A couple of weeks ago President Obama visited Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bomb dropped on a human settlement. During his visit, he said t...

The Turing Test

Paul Pizzala | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Paul Pizzala

The Turing test goes something along the lines of not being able to distinguish machine behavior from that of a human as a sign of artificial intelligence.

How Wall Street can learn from Sesame Street

Jay Lipman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Jay Lipman

Wall Street has always been a place that prides itself on smoke and mirrors. The "players" on Wall Street have designed confusing language and struc...

Ethical investing - putting your money where your mouth is

Jay Lipman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Jay Lipman

What are your thoughts when you pass on that donation to a charity or homeless chap? If you're anything like me, you probably internally justify that ...

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.09.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

The Noble Cause

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Let us not forget that profit is impact, or should be. Profit is an important measure of business viability and financial stability. Profits generated mean growth, employment, taxes and dividends.

Beyond The Letter Of The Law: Jewish Ethical Investing In Light Of Climate Change

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

It is imperative that Jewish communities address the morality of investing in fossil fuel companies, whose fundamental operations imperil humanity and functional ecosystems.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #11 - Cheating You on Bid/Ask Spreads

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
John R. Talbott

People think stockbrokers are their friends or their golf buddies, but the stockbroker's job is to maximize the amount of assets under management and to always know on every order whether you are a buyer or a seller so they can pass this critical information on to their market makers.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #10 - Recommending Products With Enormous Sales Commissions

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.09.2013 | Money
John R. Talbott

If a financial product is too complicated and too complex for you to understand, this is not an accident. It is intentional. And it will cost you.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #9 - Convincing You That Their Bank Is Stable and Safe

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.26.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

There is no reason to assume the big banks will be around in the long run. Therefore, do not take comfort that your money is safe with them. If you have less than $250,000 in an FDIC insured deposit account, then at least you have the US standing behind the claim. But, otherwise, beware.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #7 - In the Long Run, Equities Outperform Bonds

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

Investors have been lulled to sleep by the lullaby song of stockbrokers and bankers who croon that bonds are safe and that equities always outperform bonds in the long run. Wake up before another nightmare market crash shakes you violently from your peaceful slumber.

Impact Investing Creates Template for Responsible Capitalism

Raconteur Media | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Raconteur Media

Impact investing has developed out of traditional philanthropy in an effort to find solutions that allow investors to make profitable investments that can also address social and environmental challenges.

Note to Gekko: Governance is Good

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Good governance that includes a system of checks and balances in corporations can assure that the rights and responsibilities of all are respected. Faith-based investors can hardly ignore these priorities and opportunities.

It's a Lot of Money

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

Government continues to be surprisingly effective in fighting the economic battle, in creatively looking at ways to tax, to incentivize good behavior, and in raising America's reputation abroad.