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Responsible Investment Indices Outperform, Again

The numbers keep coming, in report after report, adding up to show that Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) tracking socially responsible indices have outperformed those that track the parent indices. The latest evidence comes via UBS Global Asset Management. It finds that outperformance by socially responsible investment has been a fact on a global scale over the last five years, according to Financial Times Advisor. An ETF is a security that tracks an index or index fund; it trades like common stock, and undergoes price changes as it is bought and sold. In other words, it reflects market value (just as regular stocks are,—or were—supposed to). The bottom line is becoming conventional wisdom: investing in an SRI fund doesn’t limit returns—in fact, it can enhance them.

John Howell, Editorial Director

News & Blogs

8 hours 32 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Delivering on the promises of the historic Paris climate change agreement to avert the dangers of climate change will happen only if there’s more investment in new renewable power generation - that’s $12.1 trillion of investment! – over the next 25 years. This is $5.2 trillion above business-as-usual projections, where the majority of this $12.1 trillion investment is expected to go to emerging markets in developing countries.


1 day 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change is a historic milestone that signals new global momentum to address the risks of climate change. However, to meet its environmental targets, it will be necessary to achieve net zero emissions globally between 2050 and 2100, which means a complete phase-out of fossil fuels.


2 days 8 hours ago

Novartis Foundation commemorates World Leprosy Day with its continued efforts to go the last mile toward elimination(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leprosy is a disease that many of us associate with Biblical times, a disease that surely must be extinct by now. Sadly that’s not the case. 31 January was World Leprosy Day, a yearly date to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on impoverished communities.


3 days 1 hour ago

Blog by Kendyl Salcito, NomoGaia

Sugar. It’s such a labor-intensive crop that it drove the slave industry in the Caribbean for decades. Even in the two centuries since then, sugar has been at the center of allegations of forced labor, child labor and deadly working conditions.


3 days 4 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mobile apps are transforming the way a company can connect with consumers and influence their purchase habits and choices. An Iowa State University study showed that there is a direct link between app use and purchase activity. Google calls app users and other connected consumers “Generation C,” a powerful new force in consumer culture.


3 days 8 hours ago

Ant and Dec and Nicole Sherzinger for World Cancer Day 2016(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In recent weeks, the world has lost many musical, film and television legends—from Bowie to Lemmy to Natalie Cole to Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman and others– to cancer. The global statistics are also devastating. More than 14 million people worldwide are told they have cancer each year.


6 days 2 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There are many forces at play on both sides of the challenge to rein in carbon emissions before it’s too late. Some of the most important, like the plummeting price of oil, or China’s need to protect citizens by reducing air pollution, are not even directed at the problem. Still, they both have enormous impact.

Another such trend is the recent decision by Chinese leaders to initiate a supply side reform in their economy. What this means is that at the beginning of the 13th Five Year Plan, the...


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