Small Loans + Fine Print = Big Problems: Striking the Regulatory Balance for Microfinance in India

"It would be a shame if over-regulation choked funds going to the poor." -- Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College{1}

Pass the Gromperekichelcher: Impact Investing, Luxembourg Style

A new Luxembourg impact investment fund focuses on lifting up the world's poor

Societe Generale Floats New SRI Investment, Management Fees To Go To Charity

Earlier this week, Paris-based banking giant Societe Generale announced the launch of its first socially responsible investment vehicle. What’s interesting about this particular investment is that SocGen plans to donate 100% of their management fees to charity.

Green Investing: The Old Rules Still Apply

5 rules for an investment portfolio that is not only socially responsible, but financially responsible as well.

10 SRI Fund Companies Every Green Investor Should Know

So you want to invest socially responsibly, but aren’t really sure how to do it. Maybe you have a company retirement plan with SRI options or maybe you’ve saved some money and decided you want to put it to work. For those new to investing, mutual funds can be a good place to start.

What Makes an Investment Socially Responsible?

When we consider the socially responsible investment universe, there are five main strategies most often used.

Buyer Beware: Has the SEC Uncovered a Green Con?

When UK-based CO2 Tech began trading in the public equity markets in 2007, they appeared to be an ambitious, forward-looking company poised to tackle global climate change head-on.

Climate Change Shareholder Resolution Roundup

Earlier this week, Ceres released a report detailing the climate and energy related shareholder resolutions due to be filed by SRI investors during the 2011 proxy season.  The number of resolutions filed against electric power and energy companies is 66, which is a record and a 50 percent increase over the 44 resolutions filed in 2010.

Do Socially Responsible Mutual Funds Engage in Greenwashing?

Pop open the hood of a typical socially responsible mutual fund and it might surprise you what you find.


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