Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money

Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money

by Amy Domini

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780793141739
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

List of Sidebarsviii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Prefacexv
Chapter 1.The Way We Invest Matters: Defining the Goals of Socially Responsible Investing1
The Dominance of Global Capitalism6
What Motivates the Socially Responsible Investor?13
The Three Basic Approaches Used by Socially Responsible Investors19
Chapter 2.Past Is Prologue: How the SRI Movement Started, and How It Continuously Evolves28
Faith Heritage29
The Context of the Times: 1968-197831
The Role of South Africa34
Building Healthy Communities40
A Case Study on the Evolution of Social Investing43
Chapter 3.Screening Your Investments: A Look under the Hood49
The Importance of Negative Screens52
Qualitative or Positive Screening61
Screening Made Easy (or Easier)77
What Social Screening Cannot Do80
Chapter 4.Direct Dialogue: Speaking Up as an Investor to Make a Difference83
Shareholder Rights Lead to Activism Opportunities88
The Tobacco Campaign: Activism in Action95
Activism and the Environment97
Shareholder Activism Made Easy (or Easier)102
Chapter 5.Community Economic Development: Investing to Make a Difference Locally107
Community Development Loan Funds108
Community Development Banking115
Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs)119
Institutional Support for CDFIs121
Investing in CDFIs Made Easy (or Easier)124
Chapter 6.Global Finance and Its Impact on the Global Economy127
The Three Aspects of SRI in One World135
Getting the Best of Each Culture in One World150
Chapter 7.Applying Social Criteria to Your Investment Decisions: You Can Make Money This Way157
Social Screens Make Better Decisions Possible162
Shareholder Dialogue Keeps Companies out of Trouble169
Community Economic Development173
Chapter 8.The Power of SRI: Better Investing Will Result in a Better Tomorrow178
Building a Voice for Decency within the Financial Services Industry181
Socially Responsible Investing as a Transformational Experience That Underlies a Tipping Point196
Appendix AJohnson & Johnson Social Ratings201
Appendix BIn the SEC's Own Words: Official SEC Rules on Shareholder Resolutions (Rule 14a-8)221
Appendix CRaytheon: A Shareholder Resolution on Executive Pay231
Appendix DKinder, Lydenberg, Domini & Co.: Social Rating Criteria 2000234
Appendix EAmerican Friends Service Committee Social Investment Policy and Guidelines247
Endnotes251
Index257

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