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Key Recent News & Commentaries



  • October 2008

    Leading Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index Providers, FTSE (UK) & KLD (USA) To Combine Forces. – [COMMENTARY] “With the exception of the FTSE4Good…Continue readingOctober 2008

  • September 2008

    US Congress Grants Extensions To Green Tax Credits. – [COMMENTARY] “The bill authorizes a one-year extension for federal production tax credits for wind…Continue readingSeptember 2008

  • August 2008

    Eurosif Forecasts Near Doubling Of Wealthy Europeans Investment In Sustainable Investing By 2012. – [COMMENTARY] “Nearly three-quarters of respondents have seen an increase…Continue readingAugust 2008

  • July 2008

    Investors With $1.5 Trillion In Investments Ask US Senate To Extend Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Tax Credits. – [COMMENTARY] The current tax…Continue readingJuly 2008

  • June 2008

    Disinvestment In Zimbabwe Gains Traction. – [COMMENTARY] Many investors are now calling for disinvestment from Zimbabwe. Firms with significant interests there include, “Shell, Barclays…Continue readingJune 2008

  • May 2008

    Companies In US Coming Clean On Their Political Contributions. – [COMMENTARY] Finally, more US public companies are seeing fit to provide details on…Continue readingMay 2008

  • April 2008

    The Dream Of Energy-Efficient Superconductivity At hand. – [COMMENTARY] Green investors take note. Superconductivity has long held-out the promise of enormous efficiencies in…Continue readingApril 2008

  • March 2008

    Data Shows Swiss Banks Engaging Heavily In Funding Sustainable Development. – [COMMENTARY] “OnValues, a Swiss sustainable research company…. found that Swiss fund managers…Continue readingMarch 2008

  • February 2008

    Nearly 45% Of Canadian Bank Shareholders Approve ’Say-On-Pay’ Resolution. – [COMMENTARY] Shareholders of one of Canada’s largest banks, the Canadian Imperial Bank of…Continue readingFebruary 2008

  • January 2008

    UN Global Compact Delists Hundreds Of Companies For Missing Reporting Deadlines. – [COMMENTARY] Similar to ’greenwashing’ where companies say they are green but…Continue readingJanuary 2008

  • December 2007

    American Charitable Foundations Aligning Their Investments To Social Goals. – [COMMENTARY] The $8.5 billion William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the $6.1-billion John D.…Continue readingDecember 2007

  • 2007 Editors Choice

    Ethical Investing IMCA Journal of Investment Consulting Publishes New Paper on Socially Responsible Investments, November 7, 2007, Marketwire.com, USA. Ethical…Continue reading2007 Editors Choice

  • November 2007

    61% Of French Institutional Investors Had Ventured Into Socially Responsible Investing In 2007, Up From 48% In 2006. – [COMMENTARY] “Altogether, 31% of…Continue readingNovember 2007

  • October 2007

    Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management’s Investment Portfolio Criticized. – [COMMENTARY] The list of stocks in this portfolio seems like that of most large…Continue readingOctober 2007

  • September 2007

    Myanmar (Burma) – Global Oil Companies Directly Supporting The Military Regime. – [COMMENTARY] Take a look at all the oil companies mentioned in…Continue readingSeptember 2007

  • August 2007

    A Review Of US Clean Energy Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). – [COMMENTARY] ETFs are funds that trade like a stock, and now…Continue readingAugust 2007

  • July 2007

    Global Fair Trade Sales Grow 41% In 2006 Over 2005. – [COMMENTARY] It will be interesting to see when Fair Trade’s products…Continue readingJuly 2007

  • June 2007

    Poor Ethics, Moral Hazard Endanger Global Financial System. – [COMMENTARY] This Financial Times (FT) of London story is an excellent overview of what is…Continue readingJune 2007

  • May 2007

    Major Canadian Bank To Offer Socially Responsible Mutual Funds. – [COMMENTARY] RBC Asset Management, a subsidiary of Canada’s largest bank, the Royal…Continue readingMay 2007

  • April 2007

    180 Global Institutions Sign UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). – [COMMENTARY] The PRI is really another name for socially and environmentally…Continue readingApril 2007