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Fossil Fuel Divestment Survey - 2015

Posted on April 30, 2015

Investing With Your Values

Posted on March 4, 2015

When It Pays to Go Green

Posted on November 20, 2013

2013 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing

Posted on November 5, 2013

Winning the prestigious Moskowitz Prize—the only global award that recognizes outstanding quantitative research in socially responsible investing (SRI)—is no small feat. Since 1996, when US SIF helped to launch the annual prize, winners have explored topics like shareholder activism, socially responsible mutual funds and whether social responsibility in investing is a catalyst to financial performance.

Winners of the 2013 EthicMark® Awards

Posted on November 5, 2013

"SRI Family Reunion" Annual Conference Started in 1990

Posted on September 26, 2013

For nearly a quarter of a century, responsible investors have looked forward to and planned ahead for the most important meeting of the year...

2013 To Be Year Of “Impact Investing"

Posted on September 5, 2012

BaseCamp Chicago Press Release - April 23, 2012

Posted on April 10, 2012

Leading socially responsible investment advisory firm First Affirmative Financial Network today announced that Chicago will be the next site for a “BaseCamp SRI” conference. This event is for local financial advisors and leading national SRI fund managers.

Mohegan Tribe To Host Largest Annual U.S. Sustainable And Responsible Investing Conference

Posted on January 20, 2012

Event to Reflect Growing Diversity of SRI in the United States

Native American Trust Fund Director Recognized by Socially Responsible Investors with Major Service Award

Posted on October 13, 2011

Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin Trust Director Susan White Honored by Colleagues at 22nd Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference

SRI in the Rockies: Moskowitz Prize Winner Presents Paper (1)

Posted on October 11, 2011

Co-author Sadok El Ghoul explains how corporate social responsibility lowers cost of equity.

SRI in the Rockies: CDFI Fund Director Donna Gambrell Delivers Keynote Address

Posted on October 8, 2011

Gambrell challenges sustainable investors to help "realize the tremendous potential that exists for a partnership" with the CDFI industry.

SRI in the Rockies: Public Policy as a Strategic Tool for Sustainable Investment

Posted on October 8, 2011

Leading voices for shareowner action discuss public policy engagement at this year's SRI in the Rockies conference.

Higher CSR Linked to Lower Cost of Capital

Posted on October 5, 2011

Firms that score strongly in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR) find that their cost of equity capital financing is consistently lower than firms with weaker CSR track records, according to Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital?, winner of the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing..

4 receive Moskowitz Prize for SRI-capital cost paper

Posted on October 4, 2011

The Center for Responsible Business at University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business awarded the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing to four academics for their study on the cost of equity capital financing of firms with strong corporate responsibility

New Findings Provide Financial Reason For Advisors To Consider SRI

Posted on October 4, 2011

A major reason for advisors to care about whether firms are socially responsible or not was revealed by researchers at the SRI in the Rockies conference in New Orleans.

Prize-Winning Study Finds Higher CSR Standards Mean Lower Cost of Equity Capital for Firms

Posted on October 4, 2011

2011 Moskowitz Prize for Responsible Investing Awarded at the SRI in the Rockies Conference in New Orleans.

Does corporate social responsibility affect the cost of capital?

Posted on October 4, 2011

Apparently so, say the authors of an academic paper who have just been awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing.

Nike Foundation and Liberty Mutual Win Global EthicMark® Advertising Awards

Posted on October 3, 2011

Awards Presented at 22nd Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference Held in New Orleans; “Fracking” Video Gets Honorable Mention

2012 Stock Market Returns in Double Digits? This CIO Thinks So

Posted on October 3, 2011

Mel Miller, chief investment officer of Heartland Financial USA, made a lot of negative observations about the U.S. economy during his presentation on the opening day of the SRI in the Rockies conference in New Orleans. Yet he's predicting the stock market to return 10 percent to 20 percent next year. How come?

Investors Cautioned To Carefully Evaluate Renewable Energy Producers

Posted on October 3, 2011

Environmental problems can result in many investors shunning oil and coal stocks in favor of companies involved with solar energy and biofuels. But those cleaner, promising alternatives can have a dark side.

Black Swans and Fat Tails

Posted on July 14, 2011

Closing the Morality Gap

Posted on June 29, 2011

Hot Topics, Dynamic Speakers Sought for National Sustainable Investing Conference

Posted on December 17, 2010

Call for Agenda Proposals for the 22nd Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference

SRI Conference Goes To San Antonio

Posted on November 1, 2010

Modern portfolio theory, SRI performance, energy, water and banking are some of the topics that will be covered at this year's SRI In The Rockies conference. Steve Schueth. FA Green. November 1, 2010

Coal Ash Should be Better Regulated by EPA, Say Investors

Posted on September 15, 2010

Investment groups managing over $240 billion urge EPA to adopt "Subtitle C" regulations for coal ash. As You Sow. September 15, 2010

SRI in the Rockies Conference Announces 2010 Agenda

Posted on September 1, 2010

21st Annual Gathering to Feature Extensive List of Industry Thought Leaders September 1, 2010

Build it green: Many ways to construct a socially responsible portfolio

Posted on August 23, 2010

Today, beyond cleaner energy, socially responsible funds also may look for companies whose business models encourage diversity, human rights, environmental responsibility, good corporate governance or other laudable goals. Joseph Lisanti. NY Daily News. August 23, 2010

Pioneers of the Possible: Steve Schueth

Posted on July 14, 2010

Pioneers of the Possible interview Steve Schueth, President of First Affirmative Financial Network. Steve tells us about his solutions for the world.

The Green Advisor: Food for Thought From a Tragedy

Posted on July 1, 2010

The BP disaster makes SRI investors rethink "best of class" Robert F. Keane. Investment Advisor. July 1, 2010

Powers of the Proxy

Posted on July 1, 2010

Proxy voting is a frequently overlooked aspect of owning company stock. Voting proxies can be empowering for clients, and offering assistance in proxy research can provide a competitive advantage for some investment advisors. Steve Schueth. FA Green. July 1, 2010

SRI Advisors: Be true to yourself

Posted on June 18, 2010

There's value in having a conversation about values. And thats always been the case for advisors who want to specialize in socially responsible investing (SRI). But how do you get in front of potential clients in the first place? Doug Watt. Advisor CA. June 18, 2010

VoiceAmerica show features SRI and Mission Driven Investing

Posted on June 8, 2010

VoiceAmerica show features SRI with guest Steve Schueth, with a focus on using money to move the economy towards sustainability. with host Cara MacMillan. Voice America. June, 8 2010

Going green because it feels good

Posted on May 12, 2010

As the economy improves, more business owners are turning to green investments, but not for reasons you might expect. 9News. May 12, 2010

High Votes for Hydraulic Fracturing Resolutions

Posted on May 6, 2010

Shareholders at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) and EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) cast about a third of their votes in support of resolutions urging the companies to better disclose the environmental hazards of natural gas production and policies to minimize risks. May 6, 2010

BaseCamp SRI Conference Coming to Denver

Posted on May 3, 2010

BaseCamps are regional mini-conferences designed for investors and financial professionals who want their money working to change the world. May 12, 2010

Column: The Socially Conscious Advisor

Posted on May 1, 2010

One thing is certain: The ranks of responsible investors?those who want their money working to simultaneously make money and help to transform the world in very positive ways?are growing. And the emphasis is shifting from avoiding companies that are doing harmful things, to seeking out companies that are finding sustainability to be a competitive advantage. Steve Schueth. FA Green. May 1, 2010

Investors Commend EPA Efforts to Study Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted on April 7, 2010

First Affirmative joins other investors to commend the EPA's decision to study the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural gas production that poses potential risks to drinking water. April 7, 2010

Younger Clients More Interested in SRI

Posted on April 1, 2010

Financial advisors who want to attract and retain younger investors may want to have their SRI ducks in a row. Eleanor O'Sullivan. FA Green. April 1, 2010

First Affirmative Kicks Off 2010 BaseCamp SRI Conference Series

Posted on March 17, 2010

One-Day Regional Events Present Responsible Investment Strategies for Investors and Investment Professionals Working with Money in Transformative Ways March 17, 2010

'Socially Responsible' investing join your money with your ideals

Posted on March 16, 2010

Green stocks and socially responsible investments are a niche market that is growing dramatically as investors are increasingly aware that decisions made with their money could have an impact on the future of the planet. Tim Grant. March 16, 2010

Goldman, Deutsche Back 'Do-Gooder' Funds

Posted on February 4, 2010

Goldman Sachs investment strategist Abby Joseph Cohen and Deutsche Bank's Mark Fulton say socially responsible investing, once the province of do-gooders, may produce better returns. Stan Luxenberg. TheStreet.com. February 4, 2010

Connecting With Clients

Posted on February 1, 2010

Here's how advisors reach out in effective ways to clients interested in socially responsible investing. Jerilyn Klein Bier. FA Green. February 1, 2010

Advisors Making Offices 'Greener'

Posted on January 1, 2010

Learn what some financial advisors are doing to help the environment?and their businesses. Jerilyn Klein Bier . Financial Advisor (FA Green). January 1, 2010

The Socially Conscious Advisor

Posted on January 1, 2010

SRI Outlook 2010: Observations on the socially responsible investing industry from fund company executives who lead it. Steve Schueth . Financial Advisor (FA Green). January 1, 2010

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