E-newsletter of Investing for the Soul November 30, 2007
Top ethical investing news stories for November 2007
Links may only be valid a limited time Commentaries by Ron Robins
Investopedia.com Has A Comprehensive Feature On Green
Investing. - [COMMENTARY] This is
interesting reading for all US green investors.
Report Evaluates Online Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) Information Of Major Company Websites.
- [COMMENTARY] Jungle Rating, internet
consultants, has just evaluated about 50 corporate websites of some of the
world's largest companies in terms of their ability to accurately
communicate their CSR efforts. It is often difficult to know if what you
see on these sites is complete and accurate. Reading this report, it is
large -- a PDF file of 7MB -- is quite a read.
TerraChoice's Guide To 'Greenwashing'. - [COMMENTARY] Do you wonder if
the companies you invest in are really selling green products? Or are they
simply adjusting their marketing message to provide an image of being
green, that is, 'greenwashing.' If you are looking for green stocks to
invest in, you might want to check-out the products they produce according
to TerraChoice's six sins of greenwashing. TerraChoice examined over a
thousand North American products with environmental claims.
For UK Ethical Investors, An Easy Way To See Which
Ethical Funds Match Your Personal Values. -
Hargreaves and Lansdown have created a simple matching device for UK
ethical investors. Simply 'tick' the values that are important to you, and
their computer will display to you online what funds use your criteria
when selecting their investments.
Big Interest In Renewable-Energy Initial Public
Offerings (IPOs). - [COMMENTARY] "Iberdrola
Renovables SAU lists on Madrid's stock exchange next month, it will be the
US Investment Management Consultants Association
Says Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Offers As Good, Or Better
Returns, Than Traditionally Managed Portfolios. -
This article should spur even more American investment managers, financial
planners, and other investment professionals, to include SRI in their
investment strategies. Due to studies and reports such as this, it is
likely that over time, recognized ethical stocks and bonds could
outperform their general, respective markets.
One-In-Three Canadians Now Believe That Socially
Responsible Investing Is More Important Today Than It Was 5 Years Ago.
- [COMMENTARY] The Canadian
Investors Group just published an exciting new survey of Canadian
attitudes towards socially responsible investing (SRI). The survey offers
insight into Canadians' attitudes on a number of SRI and ethical investing
issues. Investors Group was an SRI pioneer in Canada when launching its
SRI, Summa Fund in 1987. The firm is now offering two new SRI funds.
Investors Appetite For Ethical Stocks And Bonds Grows
Unabated In UK! - [COMMENTARY] Ethical investing fund
inflows were up 600% in the third quarter of 2007 over year earlier
period. At £5.8bn. as of September 30, 2007, investments in UK ethical
funds increased by 28% from a year earlier.
Brief Overview Of US ETFs Focusing On Green
Technologies. - [COMMENTARY] This is a useful
review for US investors looking for a simple way to invest in a
diversified portfolio of green tech stocks.
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