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Buffett: Think green or forgo green

April 8, 2012

Companies won't last if they fail to consider the impact of their businesses on the environment, according to Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. “Taking shortcuts is not the pathway to...

A portfolio that purrs

May 22, 2011

Animal lovers now have their own socially screened stock portfolio to cuddle up with — without the fear of fur balls, ticks or fleas. The Humane Equity Index Portfolio, rolled out last month by Aperio Group LLC, tracks the Russell 1000 Index....

Advisers seen as key to success of 'impact investing'

October 31, 2010

The expanding universe of socially conscious investments is beginning to coalesce under one umbrella: “impact investing.” Financial advisers are the key to this market, according to a study on this trend. New infrastructure and platforms...

American Funds shareholders to vote on anti-genocide resolution

September 2, 2009

For the first time, American Funds shareholders will be voting this fall on whether to ask the boards of directors of 16 funds to institute a divestment policy against companies that do business in countries where genocide and crimes against...

Green funds return 22.95% through July 31, outperforming the S&P 500

August 10, 2009

For green investors, patience is not only a virtue, it is a source of profits. The performance of environmentally conscious mutual funds surpassed the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index this year after faltering late last year, according to...

Power Play launches non-traded solar energy index

July 23, 2009

Power Play Research today launched the Power Play Global Solar Energy Index (PPGSEI), which will record the performance of more than 50 solar energy companies in developed countries worldwide. The index will report the monthly and year-to-date...

Green Century touts small carbon footprint in fund

July 22, 2009

In a move to raise awareness about transparency in green investing, Boston-based Green Century Capital Management Inc. today announced the results of a carbon analysis of one of its mutual funds. Based on measuring the tons of carbon emissions...

Genocide-free investing policy urged for Fidelity funds

July 9, 2009

Shareholders of 13 Fidelity funds will vote next week on a non-binding resolution that asks the funds' boards of trustees to establish a policy of so-called genocide-free investing. The resolution asks the boards to “institute procedures to...

VC dollars rev up 'Green' machines

July 1, 2009

Venture capital investments in green technologies rebounded in the second quarter, according to a report released by Greentech Media Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based online media and research firm. Investments totaled $1.2 billion in 85 deals...

Cashing in on green investing

April 12, 2009

For those determined to put their money where their passions are, the world of environmentally conscious investing offers a growing list of opportunities. The challenge, assuming that those same passionate investors also want to enjoy some positive...

Funds' carbon footprint

April 12, 2009

They don't produce much in the way of greenhouse gases themselves, but mutual funds and exchange traded funds can leave an indirect carbon footprint. Trucost PLC, a London-based environmental-research organization, recently calculated that the...

Report analyzes carbon footprint of U.S. mutual funds

April 9, 2009

A report that ranks funds by their carbon footprints may make it easier for advisers to determine which funds are greener than others — but whether it will help green investing become more mainstream remains to be seen. The report examines...

Vanguard establishes human-rights investment policy

March 12, 2009

Shareholder resolutions calling for the adoption of a “genocide-free” investing policy might be withdrawn before Vanguard’s July 2 shareholders’ meeting because the firm has established a formal policy. The board of trustees of The Vanguard...

Social investing on upswing, foundation manager says

March 8, 2009

Investors who previously ignored socially conscious investments are eyeing them now, an official with the Calvert Social Investment Foundation said last week. "We're getting mainline pensions," Art Stevens, relationship manager with the group,...

Climate proxies up

March 8, 2009

Climate change continues to be important to investors, and they want to know what companies are doing to mitigate the impact and risks associated with global warming. Shareholder resolutions on the issue of climate change submitted for the 2009...

Organizations urge Obama to push corporate responsibility

February 8, 2009

Led by the Social Investment Forum, more than 50 organizations are calling on President Obama to establish an Office of Innovation in Corporate Responsibility within the White House. In a Jan. 29 letter to the president, the groups called for...

Assets in Shariah-compliant funds fall

January 7, 2009

Mutual funds and discretionary assets that comply with Shariah, or Islamic law, fell to $65 billion at the end of the third quarter, a figure well below the hundreds of billions of dollars typically associated with the market, according to research...

RECESSION MAY STYMIE GREEN INVESTING

January 4, 2009

Although political sentiment is warming to environmentally sensitive policies, the green movement may not be ready for a boom in investing in 2009. Some observers question the viability of green industries, and financial advisers are waiting...

Catholic values fund fires back at N.Y. Times

December 24, 2008

Ave Maria Mutual Funds in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. is firing back at The New York Times editorial board’s recent attack on the investment strategy applied by the Catholic values fund family. The Dec. 18 editorial chided the fund family’s investment...

Pax to launch socially conscious ETFs

December 22, 2008

Pax World Funds plans to launch what it says are the first socially conscious exchange traded funds. Pax, based in Portsmouth, N.H., plans to list three ETFs on NYSE Arca, a division of New York-based NYSE Euronext, according to a Securities...

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