E-newsletter of Investing for the Soul December 30, 2007
Top ethical investing news stories for December 2007
Links may only be valid a limited time Commentaries by Ron Robins
Kiplinger Letter Lists
Their 25 Stocks For A Cleaner World. - [COMMENTARY] These companies
are often cited in sustainability indices as environmentally conscious
major corporations. Whenever you review a list like this always get help
with investing from a qualified investment advisor.
Excellent UK Study On Climate
Change Industries Investing Warns About Knock-On Effects.
- [COMMENTARY] Deals with many issues green
investors are faced with. "The report was prepared as part of the
London Accord, a collaboration between investment banks and research
houses to produce financial research on the investment opportunities
from climate change."
Utilities Come Out On Top, Information Technology At Bottom, In New
Sustainability Study. - [COMMENTARY] "The Washington DC-based research group [RiskMetrics]
spent a year studying over 1,700 companies, drawing from companies found
in the S&P 500, the Toronto Stock Exchange 300, and the Morgan Stanley
EAFE index (excluding Japan.)" Another interesting fact revealed by
this study is that industries with the most negative influence on
climate change generally had the best governance and sustainability
policies. Obviously companies are the seeing the obvious advantage of
using corporate social responsibility policies.
DHL & USPS Rated Most Climate Conscious Shippers By Climate
Counts. - [COMMENTARY] If you are looking
for shipping stocks that are good to invest in, you might want to have a
look at this report. Climate Counts rates over sixty shippers "...
based on four benchmarks: measuring and tracking their carbon footprint,
taking steps to minimize impact, their support or opposition to climate
policies, and how they report their efforts to the public."
Karmayog Rates Largest 500 Indian Companies On Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) Practices. - [COMMENTARY] This is the first
time I have come across such a detailed examination of CSR among Indian
companies. Many of the companies covered are multi-nationals. It is
interesting for ethical investors to review how these companies actually
operate in the developing world.
Responsible Investing Handbook For Foundations Just Issued By
Boston College. - [COMMENTARY] This handbook,
funded by the FB Heron Foundation, is aimed at "... foundation
asset managers interested in multiplying their organization′s impact on
society through options that link mission with investments that create
long-term value to society." It is excellent reading for all ethical
investors as it covers asset classes not often considered by them!
UK Churches Launch Own Ethical
Investing Website. - [COMMENTARY] This is an interesting
project that combines and lists reports by major UK church groups
concerning their thinking in regard to their ethical investing policies.
Spiritual and ethical investors might find some of these reports
One World Trust Announces Its 2007 Global
Accountability Report Results. - [COMMENTARY] Read it's findings
on some of the world's largest companies -- The Coca-Cola Company,
DynCorp International, General Electric Company (GE), GlaxoSmithKline
(GSK), Google, HSBC Holdings, Petrobras, PricewaterhouseCoopers
International Limited (PwCIL), Suez, and TATA Group.
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