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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...

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...

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Shareholder resolutions calling for the adoption of a “genocide-free” investing policy might be withdrawn before Vanguard’s July 2 shareholders’ meeting because the firm has established a formal policy.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

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...

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...

Carbon trading set to expand in U.S.

September 1, 2008

With a shot at becoming a $1 trillion market in little more than a decade, carbon trading is poised to take a major step forward in the United States. What is for sale are carbon allowances, intangible credits allotted to big companies that...

Fidelity declines to divest from Sudan

June 19, 2008

Fidelity Investments of Boston said yesterday the firm would not divest from companies that do business in Sudan. The fund firm issued a statement at a shareholders’ meeting in Boston at which the nonprofit advocacy group, Investors Against...

Activists hail data as reason to avoid Sudan-linked firms

June 9, 2008

Activist groups urging fund firms to divest from companies doing business in Sudan are finding evidence that stocks of some of the companies have delivered lower returns than some of their peers that have no connection to the country. The Sudan...

More firms do good

April 28, 2008

A growing number of businesses are finding that they can do well by doing good. That is the conclusion of a report on corporate social responsibility issued this month by two researchers from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business...

Carbon emissions trading becomes hot

March 31, 2008

The fight against global warming is making carbon emissions the hot new commodity. According to a February report from New Carbon Finance, a research provider for global carbon markets based in London, the United States could have a $1 trillion...

Showing a little faith

February 11, 2008

People are no longer content to merely walk with God. They want to invest with him, too. That is the reason why IW Financial has created two indexes founded on faith-based investment principles. "The entire space of investors interested in applying...

Why it's time to believe the hype behind ESG investing

April 8, 2015

Environmental, social and corporate governance investing — or ESG — has been frequently discussed over the years, often as the next big investing fad. This time, though, it's more than just talk. Each day, more investors are coming to believe...

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...

How to get investors excited about ESG ETFs

September 18, 2018

Let's be honest: Exchange-traded funds that focus on environmental, social and governance have been a giant dud. They only have about $6 billion in assets, or just 0.2% of all money invested in ETFs, despite to-die-for PR that eludes most categories....

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...

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...

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