Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Invest with a purpose.

Almost a year ago, I did a post on socially-responsible investing (SRI). There are so many ways that you can invest in ethical businesses that are good corporate citizens. Won't it be nice to see your money grow while it makes a positive difference in our world? Here are some resources to help you get started in ethical and socially-responsible investing:

* is "a national nonprofit membership organization promoting the concept, practice and growth of socially responsible investing."

* is "features over 10,000 pages of information on SRI mutual funds, community investments, corporate research, shareowner actions, and daily social investment news."

* The Christian Science Monitor hosts a monthly video and podcast discussion on ethical investing.

* GreenMoney Journal "encourages and promotes the awareness of socially & environmentally responsible business, investing and consumer resources in publications & online. Our goal is to educate and empower individuals and businesses to make informed financial decisions through aligning their personal, corporate and financial principles."

* is a "resource for investment professionals, academics, and other people interested in the quantitative aspects of socially responsible investing (SRI)." They also have an SRI blog.

Carefully consider the companies you in which you are investing. Include the investments you manage personally and your pension and retirement investments. Make sure your money not only works for you but also works for others.

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." -Rabindranath Tagore, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the links to the various sources of SRI information. I would add the following three sites to your list:
* EcoInvestor
* Sustainable Business
* SRI Internet Source Guide

Karama said...

Thanks for the links, Anon. Please stop by again soon and spread the word.