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Books - Ethical Investing

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Below is a select list of books that not only imbibe the spirit of Investing for the Soul, but also are highly informative and inspirational. The titles are linked to booksellers (mostly Amazon.com) where they may be purchased. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

These titles are ranked approximately by release date.

Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World, by Janine Firpo, Wiley 2021.
"As women, we care deeply about our families, our communities, and the world we will leave our children and grandchildren. Our money is too often an afterthought. Activate Your Money brings these worlds together. It offers a completely different way of thinking about our money, our power, and our potential."--Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times best selling author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul.

Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries Is Linking Purpose and Profit, by Judith Rodin and Saadia Madsbjerg, Wharton School Press 2021.
"Anyone who wants to understand the link between capital markets and progress towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous world should put this book at the top of their reading list. Through real-life examples and in-depth conversations with experts, Making Money Moral demonstrates the power of bringing together the world of finance and the world of impact."--Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation, Co-Founder, The Rise Fund.

Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting, by Daniel C. Esty and Todd Cort, Palgrave Macmillan 2020.
"In an effort to better understand the current status and movement of this dynamic field and to provide a practical reference for the growing pool of investors, financial advisors, companies, and academics seeking information on sustainable investing and ESG reporting, this edited book covers the latest trends, tools, and thinking."

Accountable: The Rise of Citizen Capitalism, by Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis, Harper Business 2020.
"If we want to save free market, enterprise economics and all the benefits it brings, we have to reform capitalism and the way corporations behave. The authors do a great job in explaining that this is not a wealth-bashing, negative agenda but a positive and exciting one. Business doing good is good business--and this book puts that beyond doubt."--David Cameron, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.

Faithful Investing: The Power of Decisive Action and Incremental Change, by James W. Murphy, Church Pub Inc., 2020.
"Faithful Investing provides thoughtful insights and practical guidance from experts who daily navigate the multifaceted labyrinth of faith-based investing. The variety of approaches will assure congregations, organizations, and individuals at all levels of expertise and understanding that there are ways to synergize their resources and their heart-felt desires as followers of Jesus in ways that witness to the local, national, and global communities of which we are a part."--Marcia Shetler, Executive Director/CEO Ecumenical Stewardship Center.

You Are The Change: A Beginner's Guide To Socially Responsible Investing, by Stephan Kerby, New Sphere Publishing LLC, 2019.
"This guide is a worthwhile read for any investor regardless of income level, religion, or political affiliation. The strategies presented in these pages are versatile and broadly applicable in the movement toward greater social responsibility. Here is where financial security meets global accountability."

The Ethical Investor’s Handbook: How to Grow Your Money Without Wrecking the Earth, by Morten Strange, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd., 2019.
“Strange is articulate, has a great sense of understanding of the subject and a good turn of phrase, combined with the financial rigour, to tackle one of the key challenges facing investors who are not convinced by climate change ... I would thoroughly recommend this book!”— Lawrence Gosling Editor-in-chief, WhatInvestment (UK).

Investing for Good: Increasing your personal well-being while changing the world, by Mark Mobius, Carlos von Hardenberg, and Greg Konieczny. Bloomsbury Business 2019.
"But how do individuals--rather than institutional investors--invest using ESG criteria? And just how complex are the procedures? This new book, written by investment guru Mark Mobius and his expert team, is full of entertaining and informative anecdotes from the authors’ day-to-day experiences in the world of sustainable investment."

Responsible Investing: An Introduction to Environmental, Social, and Governance Investments, by Matthew W. Sherwood and Julia Pollard, Routledge 2018.
"This textbook provides the first holistic resource on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing for undergraduate and graduate programs. It provides a thorough background and history of ESG investing, as well as cutting-edge industry developments, in a way that introduces the reader to the rapidly developing field of responsible investing."

Biblically Responsible Investing: For God’s Glory And Your Joy, by Robert Netzly, Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2018.
"Christians around the world are investing billions of dollars to support biblical values for God’s glory and their joy within a movement called Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI). Hear firsthand from one of the leading voices in the BRI movement about the exciting impact being felt on Wall Street, in corporate America, in families and churches all over the globe."

Low-Carbon Investing: Defending the Climate/Emphasizing Performance, by Patrick Costello, GreenWorld Publishing 2018.
"This book is for people who understand that carbon emissions are driving the dangerous phenomenon of global warming, and who wish to do their part in mitigating this risk by lowering the carbon footprint of their investments - without sacrificing investment performance."

Stranded Assets: Developments in Finance and Investment, by Ben Caldecott and Achim Steiner, Routledge 2018.
"Taken as a whole, this book provides some of the latest thinking on how stranded assets are relevant to investor strategy and decision-making, as well as those seeking to understand and influence financial institutions. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment."

Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy, by Dennis Carey, Brian Dumaine, Michael Useem, and Rodney Zemmel, Wharton Digital Press 2018.
"For anyone who is concerned about the importance of forcing longer-term objectives into a public company short-term mindset and who wants to learn more about some of the heroes of this effort, this book is a godsend. Indeed, it should be mandatory reading for the CEOs and boards of all public companies.”—David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group.

Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Made Easy 2018: a Practical Guide for the socially conscious investor (SRI Made Easy), by Bill Holliday, Amazon Digital Services LLC 2018.
"This is meant to be a practical guide. The goal is to help make SRI a reasonable option... This eBook focuses on investors and financial advisors. Although I will briefly address individual stocks and alternative investments, I will primarily focus on mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and community investing opportunities."

Conscious Investing: Practitioners’ views on holistic investing approaches that benefit people and the planet, by Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Harriman House 2017.
"Now is the time to rethink growth and radically change the way of investing in order to save the planet. With her book Conscious Investing, Christin ter Braak-Forstinger provides a comprehensive guide for the societal shift towards sustainability."—Dr. Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach.

Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in theory and practice, by Cary Krosinsky and Sophie Purdom, Routledge 2016.
"As we make the vital sustainability and low carbon transition, we are finally moving from persuading to doing, from testing to investing. This book gives a great guide to the reasons change is needed, the methods, tools and ideas to make that change, plus all the latest thinking that goes along with that."—Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Responsible Investment lead, University of Edinburgh, UK.

The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers’ Capital for a Sustainable World, by Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra, Greenleaf, 2016.
"Taking account of environmental, social and governance issues in investment processes is self-evidently an integral part of how investors deliver on their fiduciary duties... The Responsible Investor Handbook is not only a call to action but it provides pension fund trustees with the knowledge and skills they need to deliver on their fiduciary duties in the 21st century."—Will Martindale, Head of Policy, Principles for Responsible Investment.

The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment, by Tessa Hebb, James P. Hawley, Andreas G.F. Hoepner, Agnes L. Neher, David Wood, Routledge 2015.
"Comprehensive and very timely, this handbook provides helpful insight and analysis on the geographical reach and significance of what is becoming a global movement in responsible and sustainable investment."—Colin Melvin, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Investment Management, UK.

Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good, by Jeremy Balkin, Bibliomotion 2015.
"Jeremy′s work is inspiring and important and speaks to the potential of a generation ready to change the world. He is a role model for young people eager to find new and innovative ways to make a difference.”—Lynn Schusterman, co-chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

Making Money Matter: Impact Investing to Change the World, by G. Benjamin Bingham, Prospecta Press, 2015.
"Ben Bingham is one of a small band of pioneer asset managers who brings in a long-term, whole systems view. This book belongs on every investor′s shelf.”—Dr. Hazel Henderson, author, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, President, Ethical Markets Media (USA & Brazil).

Impact Investment: A Practical Guide to Investment Process and Social Impact Analysis, by Keith A. Allman, Wiley Finance 2015.
"A detailed guide which is a ’must read ’ for new and seasoned investors as well as those seeking investments to support entrepreneurial, social, and environmental ventures that aim to generate financial returns. The manual describes every step of a rigorous investment journey – from investment analysis and valuation, to preparation of a term sheet, to closing the deal and post-investment monitoring and exit. In that sense, it is a primer for anyone wishing to understand what a thorough financial investment process looks like, whether an investor or an entrepreneur seeking investment."—Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance, by Harris Irfan, Overlook Books 2015.
"Harris Irfan is one of the world′s leading Islamic finance bankers. He is the founder and managing partner of Cordoba Capital, an independent Islamic finance advisory firm, and was formerly global head of Islamic finance at the Barclays Group. Before working at Barclays, he was a co-founder of Deutsche Bank′s world-leading Islamic finance team. He has represented various institutions to media organizations such as the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and the Financial Times."—Book description.

The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money, by Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, Christopher Peck with Jim Cummings, Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015
"To survive and thrive in an uncertain future means being resilient—in every sense of the word. That’s easy to say, hard to do. The Resilient Investor [shows] not just what resiliency means to a financial investor but also how it relates to the investments we make every day in our families, our communities, and ourselves.”—Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz.com, and author of Strategies for the Green Economy.

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good, by Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, Wharton Digital Press 2014.
"In The Power of Impact Investing, Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg demonstrate that impact investing has the power to provide sustainable solutions to the world′s toughest problems. In addition to laying out the landscape of opportunity for different types of investors, they tell stories of impact investors who are creating social impact and of enterprises benefiting from the partnership. Both Judith and Margot′s voices are critical to this emerging field.”—Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO & Founder, Acumen

Low Fee Vegan Investing, Taking veganism to the next level, by Tom Nowak, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
"This book contains guidance for investing from a vegan perspective. Although the general area of sustainable investing has grown significantly in recent years, no mutual funds (low-cost or otherwise) exist to help vegans bring their investment dollars in alignment with their values. Vegans, vegetarians and meatless-Monday investors should find this book helpful."—Book description.

Invest, Feel Good, Make a Difference: Breaking the Myths about Sustainable and Responsible Investing, by Richard Essex, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
"Richard Essex has been an Independent Financial Adviser for over 20 years. In particular he has considerable expertise in the area of socially responsible and sustainable investing, and sits on the steering committee of the Ethical Investment Association. Richard is passionate about protecting the environment we live in, and has been involved in many projects, including setting up a recycling scheme for businesses in his local area. His main passion is to encourage people to invest in a healthier environment."—Book description.

Confessions of Ethical Investing, by Kassia Klinger, 2014.
"With wry humour Klinger tells a very personal tale. There is a golden thread in the narrative ... Klinger′s intersection with a larger story – the growth of ethical investment ... The writer is ultimately optimistic, believing that one can ‘do-well′ by ‘doing-good′.—Dr Simon Longstaff AO, St James Ethics Centre, Australia.

The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing, by Cary Krosinsky, Do Sustainability 2013.
"This concise guide by one of the sector’s leading experts: • Disentangles the terminology around SRI and describes a new, positive, opportunities -oriented paradigm for sustainable investing • Showcases funds and strategies that are delivering outperformance within ecological limits • Sets out the key megatrends and scenarios which investors need to consider, and • Offers a practical guide to constructing a sustainable portfolio. This is absolutely essential reading for investors, fund managers and analysts who need to get up to speed on sustainable investing."—Book description.

Looking Forward, Looking Back, by Lloyd Kurtz, Tilburg University 2013.
"SRI-expert Lloyd Kurtz provides a succinct overview of relevant research over the last couple of decades. The author′s unrivalled work and achievements in the domain of socially responsible investing allows him to bridge the gap between science and practice, making this E-book a must-have for researchers, investors and business practitioners and policy makers. This guide bundles articles on studies and books which have been published on FSinsight."—Book description.

Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity, by Patricia Aburdene, Atria Books/Beyond Words 2012.
"Conscious Money does for individuals what Conscious Capitalism did for corporations: it articulates a simple, brilliant framework for achieving sustainable financial results, while espousing the highest ideals. Read it, get inspired, and prosper.”—John Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market.

Low Fee Socially Responsible Investing – Investing in your worldview on your terms, by Tom Nowak, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012.
"This book contains guidance on how to build a customized stock portfolio that reflects your worldview. The portfolio can be constructed, implemented and maintained inexpensively with a minimum of professional assistance. In a world where investment returns are less certain, lower investment fees are more and more important for the investor."—Book description.

Trust and Ethics in Finance: Innovative ideas from the Robin Cosgrove Prize, eds. Carol Cosgrove-Sacks and Paul H. Dembinski, Globethics Publications  (2012) Free download.
"It is important to note that the prize was launched before the topic of ethics in finance became fashionable... The aim is to prompt a shift in thinking throughout the world of finance the fresh ideas submitted for the prize have global relevance. The twenty-three essays in this volume come from young researchers on six continents; their innovative ideas will contribute to future-oriented ethical solutions."

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership, by Cary Krosinsky, Nick Robins, Stephen Viederman, Wiley 2011.
"A genuinely comprehensive account...a clear road map for beginners and experienced investment practitioners alike."—Ethical Corporation.

Dilemmas in Responsible Investment, by Celine Louche and Steven D. Lydenberg, Greenleaf Publishing 2011.
"Through its focus on responsible investment in practice, Dilemmas in Responsible Investment is, I believe, one of the most profound and important books that has been written on the subject of responsible investment."—Rory Sullivan, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, England.

Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis, by James P. Hawley, Shyam J. Kamath, and Andrew T. Williams, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
"Corporate governance, the internal policies and leadership that guide the actions of corporations, played a major part in the recent global financial crisis... the performance of large, supposedly sophisticated institutional investors in this crisis has gone for the most part unexamined. [This book] exposes the misdeeds and lapses of... institutional investors leading up to the recent economic meltdown."—Book description.

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference, by Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson, Jossey-Bass 2011.
"My experience with eBay demonstrated that you can do well by doing good. Impact Investing explores this important idea and provides many examples of the social impact that a for-profit business can ignite."—Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman, eBay; founding partner, Omidyar Network, USA.

Ethics and Socially Responsible Investment: A Philosophical Approach, by Bill Ransome and Charles Sampford, Ashgate Publishing 2011.
"This book offers an eloquent and accessible philosophic argument for SRI. The authors demonstrate the potential benefits of SRI and use the global financial crisis and climate change to illustrate the dire costs of a single value approach to investing."
Joanne B. Ciulla, University of Richmond, USA.

Socially Responsible Investment in a Global Environment, by Hung-Gay Fung, Sheryl A. Law, and Jot Yau, Edward Elgar Pub 2011. (This is an e-book. PDF 12MB)
"The authors have done an excellent job explaining the development and practice of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)... this book provides important guide to students and professionals who are interested in the effects and implications of SRI. This book is truly informative and should be on the reading list of all fund managers and CFOs of international corporations which are serious about CSR."—Louis T.W. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.

What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions, Meir Statman, McGraw-Hill 2010.
"We all share behavioural traits that are major roadblocks to intelligent financial decisions. Bottom line: if you really want to achieve investment success, understand yourself and eliminate or minimize these traits. This book will help you do exactly that."—John C. Bogle, Founder, Vanguard Funds.

The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World, by R. Paul Herman, Wiley 2010.
"HIP methodology ... is designed for more attractive profits and positive human, social, and environmental impact. Based on comprehensive research of the S&P 500, HIP assesses and values measurable results over well-intentioned policies and philosophies, and shows how higher-performing companies can deliver both human impact and profit for shareholders. This HIP approach is shown to outperform the financial returns of the S&P benchmark in both up and down markets."—Book description.

Islamic Finance in the Global Economy: Second Edition, Revised and Updated, by Ibrahim Warde, Edinburgh University Press 2010.
"A forthright and scholarly survey of a subject that deserves the attention of both international bankers and area specialists who are interested in Islamic culture of political economy ... It offers a much-needed introduction to a highly complex set of economic, cultural, and political phenomena."—Book description.

Socially Responsible Investment in a Global Environment, by Hung-Gay Fung, Sheryl A. Law, and Jot Yau, Edward Elgar Pub 2010.
"The authors have done an excellent job explaining the development and practice of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). Under the recent recognition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia and its strong emphasis by US and European corporations, this book provides important guidance to students and professionals who are interested in the effects and implications of SRI. This book is truly informative and should be on the reading list of all fund managers and CFOs of international corporations which are serious about CSR."—Louis T.W. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Good Returns: Making Money by Morally Responsible Investing, by George P. Schwartz and William J. Koshelnyk, Schwartz Investment Council 2010.
“This book about the history and operations of the Ave Maria Mutual Funds has many lessons. Among them is that faith-based investing from a Catholic perspective can produce good results.”
—Larry Kudlow, host, CNBC’s The Kudlow Report.

The Conscious Investor, by John Price, Wiley 2010.
"The Conscious Investor covers each of the main methods used to calculate value or return in the stock market, along with descriptions of how and when to use them, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Interspersed throughout the methods are the timeless investment principles of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett." The last chapter specifically covers ethical investing.—Book description.

Rediscovering Values on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street, by Jim Wallis, Howard Books 2010.
"Agree or disagree -- Jim Wallis touches your heart, stretches your mind, and challenges your values. He thunders like an Old Testament prophet, yet he is gentle and gracious. With a heart for people and a dream for a better tomorrow, Jim Wallis looks tough times in the eye and talks of hope."—Leith Anderson, President of National Association of Evangelicals.

Green Investing: A Guide to Making Money through Environment-Friendly Stocks, by Jack Uldrich, Adams Media; 2 edition 2010.
"In this revised and updated edition of his essential guide to environmental stocks, financial consultant and contributor to The Motley Fool Jack Uldrich provides a roadmap to socially responsible riches. Profiling 100 leading green companies, he also zeroes in on the newest investment options in renewables--from solar and wind power to green building and fuel cells."—Book description.

The Green Investing Handbook: A Detailed Investment Guide To The Technologies And Companies Involved In The Sustainability Revolution, by Nick Hanna, Harriman House 2010.
"The book delivers both demystifying explanations of the intricate technology at the heart of the green revolution, as well as providing comprehensive investment insight. It is designed to help the investor to make better-informed decisions when engaging with these complex, innovative and rapidly growing industries. And it does so whether you are interested in investing through equities, direct investment or funds. The ten sectors covered in depth are: Solar power; Wind power; Marine energy; Geothermal; Power storage; Smart grids; Hydrogen and fuel cells; Green transport; Green buildings; and, Waste and energy resources."—Book description.

The Green Light on Green Stocks: A Quick Guide to Green Investing and Making Money in Alternative Energy Stocks, by Fred Fuld III, lulu.com 2010.
"This book is a quick guide to all the various green investing sectors including solar, wind energy, cogeneration, wave power, tidal power, electric cars, methane power, geothermal, fuel cells, ethanol (biofuels), geothermal, and flywheels."—Book description.

Socially Responsible Investing, by Donald Schepers, Routledge 2010.
"The first to comprehensively analyze SRI, Schepers’ text is a must-read for Masters and MBA students studying corporate governance, business ethics, and finance/investment."—Book description.

Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change, by Angelo Calvello, Wiley 2009.
"Environmental Alpha provides institutional investors with the comprehensive framework they need to assess the risks and investment opportunities tied to climate change."—Book description.

Investment Opportunities for a Low Carbon World, by Will Oulton, GMB Publishing 2009.
"... an extremely timely and valuable resource for the increasing number of investors looking to understand and invest in the environmental technologies of tomorrow"—Winston Hickox Chair, FTSE Environmental Technology Advisory Committee.

The Faith-Based Investor: Growing, Protecting, Sharing Wealth in Uncertain Economic Times, by Jay Peroni, FBM Publishing 2009.
"Inside these easy to read pages are... An amazing money formula that takes into account your purpose, your passion and therefore your money performance... Moral investing vs. Socially Responsible investing...the real difference and how it affects your personal investing choices."—Book description.

Socially Responsible Investment, by Peer Osthoff, Logos 2009.
"This thesis consists of three essays on socially responsible investing... The three essays investigate whether socially responsible investing differs from conventional investing with regard to ethical standards, investment behavior, and performance."—Book description.

Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies, by Ann C. Logue, For Dummies 2008.
"This practical, hands-on guide to smart social investing shows you how to maximize your profits while remaining true to your values. You get expert advice in targeting an issue you’re passionate about, researching potential investments, and putting your socially responsible choices into action."—Back cover.

Billion Dollar Green: Profit from the Eco Revolution, by Tobin Smith, Wiley 2008.
"Toby Smith has the rare ability to put his finger on the hottest trends in the marketplace while cutting through the clutter to decide if the trends are investable—or simply more noise."—Adam Lashinsky, Senior Writer, Fortune magazine.

Investing in a Sustainable World: Why GREEN Is the New Color of Money on Wall Street, by Matthew J. Kiernan, AMACON 2008.
"Investing in a Sustainable World offers clear proof, through facts, figures, and hard documentation, that ’going green’ leads directly to better stock market performance...and that investors and companies who ignore it will, in fact, lose money."—Book description.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, by Woody Tasch, Chelsea Green Publishing 2008.
"I have great hope that sustainable, locally based food systems will help us all in more ways than we imagine. Slow Money can play a huge role in doing this and Woody′s book is an inspiration to all of us working in sustainable agriculture. I can′t wait to live in a world supported by Slow Money.”—Tom Stearns, President, High Mowing Organic Seeds.

Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green Tech Boom, by John Rubino, Wiley 2008.
"Clean Money presents a series of investment strategies for building your own portfolio of clean-tech stocks, while helping to minimize the risks that always accompany markets with extraordinary upside potential."—Book description.

Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long Term Performance, by Cary Krosinsky and Nick Robins, Earthscan Publications Ltd. 2008
"This is the essential insider guide for thoughtful investors, fund managers, business leaders and consultants seeking to lead the front end of the sustainability curve for both superior returns and a positive constructive future in this new era of climate and global environmental change."—Book description.

Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks, by Jeff Siegel, Chris Nelder and Nick Hodge, Wiley 2008.
"With this book, you’ll discover various renewable energy technologies that are at the forefront of transitioning our energy economy, and learn how to profit from next-generation renewable energy projects and companies that are poised to take over where fossil fuels will leave off."—Book description.

Investing for Change: Profit from Responsible Investment, by Augustin Landier and Vinay B. Nair, Oxford University Press (USA) 2008.
"This is a must-read for anyone interested in SRI [socially responsible investing]. The authors are experts in the field and understand all the technicalities, and at the same time write lucidly and entertainingly. They make a compelling case that SRI is a phenomenon that will be central to capital markets in the next decade."—Geoffrey Heal, Columbia Business School.

Compelling Returns: A Practical Guide to Socially Responsible Investing, by Scott J. Budde, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008.
"As Mr. Budde points out, by understanding investment options, and carefully planning investments, socially responsible investors can achieve competitive investment returns. It is an essential guide for anyone who wants to employ the SRI approach to investing."—Denise L. Nappier, Connecticut State Treasurer.

Green Investing: A Guide to Making Money Through Environment Friendly Stocks, by Jack Uldrich, Adams Media Corporation 2008.
"In Green Investing, Jack Uldrich profiles 100 of the world’s leading green companies and offers readers a model portfolio for investing in clean, sustainable products. This book offers: Guidelines for smart investing; long- and short-term trends in green investing; the bullish and bearish aspects of each investment; a sample portfolio of green stocks."Editorial Review.

Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters, by Benjamin J Richardson, Oxford University Press 2008.
"Building an economic system that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable is the central ethical imperative of the 21st century. Benjamin Richardson argues that SRI has a central role to play in achieving that objective. This is a carefully reasoned and persuasive discussion that everyone concerned with the role of financial markets in encouraging sustainable development will want to read."—Wesley Cragg, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.

Pensions at Work: Socially Responsible Investment of Union-Based Pension Funds, by Jack Quarter, Isla Carmichael, and Sherida Ryan, University of Toronto Press, 2008.
"Pensions at Work is a unique collection of papers that uses a labour perspective to deal with the socially responsible investment of pension funds. Featuring leading Canadian and international scholars, it builds on existing scholarship on socially responsible investment and on the growing interest of the Canadian labour movement in joint trusteeship."—Book description.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Socially Responsible Investing, by Ken Little, Alpha 2008.
"... questions and more are answered by an international expert who founded the SRI World Group, one of the largest information services on SRI. Includes detailed information about SRI, its history and where it′s headed; explains the criteria used to evaluate a company′s level of social responsibility; compares performance of SRI to traditional investments."—Book description.

The Blue Way: How to Profit by Investing in a Better World, by Daniel de Faro Adamson and Joe Andrew, Simon & Schuster 2007.
"The Blue Index-the companies in the S&P 500 that are socially responsible and have also supported Democratic candidates over the last five election cycles-outperform the market by nearly 20%, and outperform red S&P 500 companies by 23%, they assert."Publishers Weekly. This book is certainly politically controversial, but does make a good case for socially responsible and ethical investing.

Developments in Interest-Free Banking, by Mohammad Mansoor Khan, M. Ishaq Bhatti, Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions 2008.
"Explores the theoretical and practical features, recent developments and future prospects of interest-free banking, illustrated by a detailed analysis of the past twenty-five years of the interest-free banking movement in Pakistan (1980-2005)."—Book description.

The Ethical Investor, by Anne-Marie Spagnolo, Penguin Books Australia 2007.
"This ground-breaking book explains how you can put your money where your heart is and still make healthy profits. Investing ethically allows you to reap personal and financial rewards and help influence change as well. It covers all aspects of this complex topic."—Book Description. Primarily for an Australian audience.

Pension Revolution: A Solution to the Pensions Crisis, by Keith P. Ambachtsheer, Wiley 2007.
"Retirement plans are a critical part of both the social systems and the financial systems of the free world. They are failing on both counts. Turning failure to success will be no mean task, and there is no better place to begin than Pension Revolution. It demands your attention."—Jack Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group, U.S.A.

Faithful Finances 101: From the Poverty of Fear and Greed to the Riches of Spiritual Investing, by Gary Moore, Templeton Foundation Press 2005.
"Moore explains that spiritual investing connects the soul of theology, the mind of economics, and the heart of politics, freeing the spirit for ’balanced riches’ that benefit not only individuals but the world."—Book description.

Global Profit and Global Justice, by Deb Abbey, New Society Publishers 2003.
"Global Profit AND Global Justice shows how you can use your money creatively to change the world for the better." Deb Abbey is the founder and CEO of Real Assets Investment Management, Canada, who focus exclusively on Social Investing.

The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors Are Reshaping the Corporate Agenda, by Stephen Davis, Jon Lukomnik and David Pitt-Watson, Harvard Business School Press 2006.
"A groundbreaking work, a new generation’s extension of ’The Unseen Revolution,’ Drucker’s revolutionary 1976 book that predicted the influence of pension funds on corporations."
Pensions & Investing.

Pension Fund Politics: The Dangers of Socially Responsible Investing, by Jon Entine, AEI Press 2005.
"This book shows that pension funds and mutual funds that screen investments according to social and ethical preferences frequently harm those people and causes (for example, the poor and the environment) that they are designed to help."—Book description.

Profitable Socially Responsible Investing? An Institutional Investor’s Guide, by Marc J Lane, Institutional Investor 2005.
"Marc Lane’s book covers the breadth of socially responsible investing in a refreshing and accessible format for institutional investors and ’civilians’ alike," says Mindy S. Lubber, President of Ceres.

The SRI Advantage: Why Socially Responsible Investing Has Outperformed Financially, by Peter Camejo, New Society Publishers 2002.
"...presents overwhelming evidence that SRI has outperformed financially, explains in detail why SRI outperforms, and then examines the implications for investment professionals, investors, pension funds, and community/nonprofit groups."—Book description.

Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money, by Amy Domini, Kaplan Business 2000.
"...The way you invest can contribute not only to your bottom line but also to a just and fair society. In Socially Responsible Investing, Amy Domini, the movement’s pioneer and the name behind the Domini 400 Social Index, shows you how."—Book description.

Investing with Your Values: Making money & making a difference, by Hal Brill et all, New Society Publishers 2000.
Hal Brill is one of the great pioneers of socially responsible investing, and this book offers a comprehensive guide to it in the United States.

Socially Responsible Investment: A Global Revolution, by Russell Sparkes, John Wiley & Sons 2002.
"This is the first book to look at socially responsible investment from the perspective of the institutional investor, who will be led through the complex dilemmas of socially responsible investment with practical examples and advice."—Book description.

The Essential Buffet: Timeless Principles for the New Economy, by Robert G. Hagstrom, John Wiley & Sons 2001.
Mr. Hagstrom delves into the great basic investing principles of Warren Buffet, who many regard as the most successful investor alive today.

The Ethical Investor: A Guide to Socially Responsible Investing in Canada, by David Skinner, Stoddart 2001.
Mr. Skinner offers a fine overview of socially responsible investing for Canadian investors. (This book may be difficult to find, but is available in some Canadian libraries.)


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