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Growing Power of Socially Responsible Investors (03:48)


The global growth of socially responsible investing (SRI) involves evaluating companies based on social, environmental, and ethical practices. The Calvert Group, a large SRI firm, emphasizes the importance of investments on future generations.

Impact of Socially Responsible Investing (03:55)

The triple bottom line simulation reflects the positive impact of leading U.S. investors who invested in social investments. Socially responsible investments present good risk management and build investor confidence.

Pillars of SRI: Company Screening, Community Investing, and Shareholder Activism (02:30)

Assets in socially responsible mutual funds have increased 156 percent in the past five years. Socially responsible investing increases shareholder advocacy and community investment in many countries around the world.

Clean Technology Venturing (05:19)

The Cleantech Venture Fund is designed to accelerate the growth of investment in technologies that reduce environmental impacts. Arete Corporation makes investments in sustainable energy technologies.

Pax World Funds (05:36)

Pax World Funds does not invest in companies that manufacture weapons, those who engage in more than five percent business with the Department of Defense, or any gambling, alcohol or tobacco-related stocks.

Hazel Henderson on Socially Responsible Investing (02:47)

Many socially responsible stocks out-perform those that focus on profit maximization. Companies that focus on people, profits, and the planet enable management to develop broader vision and achieve long-term success.

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Socially Responsible Investing: Ethical Markets 1

Part of the Series : Ethical Markets 1: Growing the Green Economy 1.0
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A growing number of investment firms and individual investors are guided by the triple bottom line of human dignity, environmental stewardship, and financial profit. This program looks at the growth of socially responsible investing, or SRI, as a successful approach for portfolio managers, venture capitalists, and individual investors. Outlining the “three pillars” of SRI—company screening, community investing, and shareholder activism—the program features insights from several experts in the field: venture capitalist and Aretê Corporation president Robert Shaw, Environmental Design International CEO Deborah Sawyer, The New Global Investors author Robert A. G. Monks, California State Treasurer Phil Angelides, and others. (28 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL37195

ISBN: 978-1-4213-6592-3

Copyright date: ©2005

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

[This program is part of the series Ethical Markets.]


 “Ethical Markets should be a daily show broadcast on many networks. The world is crying for the ideas and examples of a new economics that ensures a sustainable future for all of us. Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi introduce viewers to an awakening world of possibility. A world where profit pursues a triple-bottom-line, and where hope blossoms among a new set of entrepreneurs to build a better world for all. The real life case studies show that indeed another world is possible, in fact it's being born in places and businesses around the world. The wider world needs to hear these stories if we are  going to steer our spaceship earth towards a future that provides opportunity and security for all of us.” —Terry Link, Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University


“We found the Ethical Markets series so valuable, we built an entire college course in our Financial Studies curriculum around it.” —Carol S. Spalding, Ed.D., Open Campus President, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Ethical Markets challenges us to think beyond what is and look instead at what can, should and must be the bedrock principles of a sustainable, global economy.” —James W. Knight, Dean, Division of Continuing Education, The University of Florida

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