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Shareholder resolutions calling for the adoption of a “genocide-free” investing policy might be withdrawn before Vanguard’s July 2 shareholders’ meeting because the firm has established a formal policy.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

ICCR unveils independent climate-risk profiles

February 5, 2009

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility said today that it has compiled “climate-risk profiles” on more than 150 companies that are the subjects of 2009 shareholder resolutions filed by socially conscious investors. The profiles...

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...


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...

Envestnet revs up socially conscious practices

December 1, 2008

Envestnet Asset Management today announced enhancements to its sustainability platform in response to a growing interest in socially conscious investing, which accounts for one in every nine dollars under portfolio management in the United States....

Obama's sustainable-energy ideas give hope to some fund managers

November 30, 2008

The election of Barack Obama has given a new "green" light to environmental investing, and financial advisers are taking notice. During his campaign, Mr. Obama unveiled an aggressive energy plan aimed at decreasing America's dependence on foreign...

Socially conscious funds on a roll

November 26, 2008

Socially conscious funds are one of the highest growth areas of the mutual fund industry and have outperformed their peers in recent time periods, according to a study released today by New York-based Lipper Inc. Since 2001, assets in socially...

UBS Investments unveils donor-advised fund

November 25, 2008

UBS Investments of New York today launched its first donor-advised fund program. The UBS Donor Advised Fund is being offered in partnership with the National Philanthropic Trust, a national public charity and service provider for donor-advised...

Firms join to make socially conscious indexes

October 28, 2008

KLD Research & Analytics Inc. and FTSE Group today announced a strategic partnership designed to offer a comprehensive offering of environmental, social and governance research and indexes. Under the partnership, London-based FTSE will collaborate...

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