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Socially Responsible Investments

Impact Investing -- Using Green Thinking to Make Green Dollars

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
April Rudin

It's not easy being green. And we all know that it is not easy "making green." But in the future it will be.

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New Report

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Smith

If you're knowingly invested in companies contributing to human rights abuses, you're complicit. But like Norway, you can avoid that complicity by selling your shares in the problematic company.

Ending Global Poverty Isn't About Doing Good

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

To end global poverty, I am wary and weary of people who want to "do good." How about more people who want to "do smart"?

Less Exciting Times for Stocks

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

The market is neither a bargain nor a balloon-waiting-to-bust. What this implies is that stocks will rise if the earnings at underlying companies rise. And it looks like they will.

The new dawn for not-so-new socially responsible investing

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

This article was co-authored by Maria Umbach and Marc Stoiber of Maddock Douglas, a leading innovation agency based in Chicago. Thanks go to Michael J...

Paul Hawken's Winning Investment Strategy

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

Hawken oversees the Highwater Global Fund, founded on the premise that if a small number of companies set out to do the most possible good, they will do very, very well in the long run.

Religious Exchange Traded Funds Increasing In Popularity

DailyFinance | Sheryl Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Increasingly, people are choosing to put their money where their values are, and that sentiment isn't lost on money managers. Just this week, the firs...

Accountability for Minerals in the Eastern DRC

Zoe McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zoe McMahon

Although the electronics industry can't solve this issue alone, we at HP believe that addressing conflict minerals is a natural extension of our existing efforts.

The Chamber of Commerce and Climate Change

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joe Keefe

The Chamber of Commerce is dead wrong on climate change, and dead wrong on cap-and-trade legislation.

Ecopreneur: An Innovative Way to Attract Investors in a Recession

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristin Boekhoff

I don't have to convince the Bangladeshis of the potential of their country. They are keen to change the world's negative perception of Bangladesh; a high-profile, luxury eco resort could do just that.

Stock Picker Market Now

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

The economy is growing stronger and stocks are not overvalued. Washington, however, is not giving us a feel-good experience, and psychology matters.

Still Not Scared to Invest

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

I see a lot of encouraging news out there. Though GDP growth may continue to suffer, I believe we have again achieved a backdrop against which stocks should be able to trade on underlying earnings.

Don't Trust Vanguard: Vote For Genocide-free Investing

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Morgan

For the vast number of people who feel it is unethical to help fund genocide, the decision to vote in favor of the Vanguard shareholder proposal is an easy one.

Feeling Good in Bad Times

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

The recent rally has allowed us to breath. No one is predicting a V-shaped recovery, which I find interesting. It sure has looked like one so far.

$3.9 Trillion Sitting on the Sidelines

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

It seems hard to believe, but 92% of companies' stock prices are not at their low point for the trailing year. So before letting the headlines set the tone, consider some of the underlying indicators.

"You're About to Witness A Crime."

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Workers and savers end up footing the bill for Wall Street's bonuses and Fed-crimes against the dollar.

Dan Solin: Smart Advice For the HuffPost Investor

Huffington Post | Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is it worth paying a premium to invest in a socially responsible mutual fund? The securities industry thinks so. Some of these funds have front end sa...