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..
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.
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?
Hundreds of thought leaders and experts will gather at the Sheraton New Orleans October 2-5, 2011 to collaborate and discuss opportunities in the growing world of green, sustainable, and responsible investing. View Coverage Back to News