Investors choose funds for many different reasons. Some seek growth, others income. Some investors opt for low cost index tracking funds while many are looking for diversification strategies that demonstrate low correlation with other investments in their portfolios.
Those engaged in socially responsible investing are now expending time and focus on debating one another about divestment instead of taking action to address the problem. We are treating our good allies as enemies. This is not productive.
It was the opening of the Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy Retreat when I was introduced to Farhad -- someone that is transforming his foundation into an organization that not only funds good but invests in it.