SRI

Bend Venture Conference adds Social Impact Category

New to the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) this year was the addition of Social Impact Category carrying an investment of $250,000! These applicants were described as “for-profit Oregonian companies whose business models are integrated with a mission to have a significant and measurable social or environmental impact.” This addition by the BVC, now in its … Read more

Investing for Impact, Portland

I had the opportunity last week to make the beautiful drive over to Portland to take part in an annual Socially Responsible Investment event. This has always proved to be motivating and full of great information about the latest SRI trends and insight. Here are a few facts and figures from the event highlighting SRI … Read more

Opportunities in Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has come a very long way in recent years. If you have ever wondered about the possibility of aligning your personal values with your investments, now is the time to take a serious look at this fast growing segment of the market. Many of you may remember the early years of … Read more

Lessons from MLK and the Influence of our Dollars

(I am proud to introduce my 23 year old son Caleb as the guest blogger of this post! I love his reflections on how the methods of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement can be applied to responsible investment issues.) There isn’t a day that passes without hearing of something wrong … Read more

SRI and Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Justice issues are the reason I began researching Socially Responsible Investing. Our first blog (ChocolateLikeGold) describes how my family became aware of the forced labor of children on the cocoa farms of West Africa. The topic of human trafficking is possibly the most important justice related issue addressed in the realm of responsible investing. Companies need … Read more

SRI Momentum accelerates in ‘15

– Oil Exports, Paris Climate Conferences and the top 10 advances in ’15.  Just as in each of the past few years, 2015 produced major advances in the Socially Responsible Investment realm. Events in the past month served to put an exclamation point on what is sure to be a record setting year. At the Paris … Read more

More SRI Growth potential!

It seems that each month brings more news of momentum in the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) realm! On October 27th the US Department of Labor issued an “Interpretive Bulletin” which could open the door for substantial increases in the use of Socially Responsible Investments in pensions. This is significant because these plans, governed by the Employee … Read more