Monday, April 17, 2006

Green Investing

I recently had a friend ask me about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)...which got me thinking about "Green Investing".

What is SRI
Integrating personal values and societal concerns with investment decisions is called Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). SRI considers both the investor's financial needs and an investment’s impact on society. With SRI, you can put your money to work to build a better tomorrow while earning competitive returns today.

Social investors include individuals and institutions such as corporations, universities, hospitals, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds, nonprofit organizations, churches and synagogues.

"Green/Sustainable Investing"
There seems to be quite a bit of information when you google this topic. But just to get you might want to check out the following links.

+Social Investing Forum+
Introduction and guide to SRI.
Use this dynamic resource guide to discover up-to-date return and performance information on a range of socially and environmentally-responsible investment options -- and Forum members to help you determine which investments are right for you.
Or, for more information about how your personal financial decisions can build strong communities and a healthy environment, visit Co-op America's site.

Co-op America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982.
Mission : to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. This site seems to be a good resource for greenbusinesses, latest news and hot topics and links.
+green Century Funds+

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