From the Publisher
How to Profit While Youre Making a Difference It sounds like an oxymoron: Can you really make money as a socially responsible investor? The answer is, unquestionably, yes. The way you invest can contribute not only to your bottom line but also to a just and fair society. In Socially Responsible Investing, the movements pioneer and the name behind the Domini 400 Social IndexAmy Dominishows you how. By following Dominis methods for screening companies, youll learn how to:
*Select stocks based on social and ethical considerations.
*Use your power as a shareholder to communicate with companies and convince them to make positive social
changesfrom environmental practices to human rights.
*Invest in your community and make a difference locally. If you had a choice, wouldnt you rather invest your money where you knew it would make a positive difference? Socially responsible investing has helped alleviate suffering, has contributed to a cleaner world, and has constructed a framework within which companies become part of the solutionall while providing market-beating returns. Most investors operate on the concept that investing is an act without real world consequences. Nothing could be further from the truth. By following the strategies and techniques outlined in this important work, you can have it alloutstanding financial returns and a positive contribution to society.
About the Author
Amy L. Domini, founder of Domini Social Investments, is one of the leaders and foremost experts on socially responsible investing, or SRI. Coverage of her or her fund has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CBSMarketwatch.com, CNBC Talking Stocks, the New York Times, and the Investment Advisor. She has been cited by Barrons as one of the mutual fund industrys 25 most influential people of the century, along with Charles Schwab, Peter Lynch, and Jack Bogle. Smart Money named her one of the 30 Most Influential People in Finance Today, and Time magazine profiled her as an Innovator of Finance. Ms. Domini is truly a visionary on Wall Street.