Socially Responsible Investing Basics

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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Professor Doug Cerf Donald Bren Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management Corporate Environmental Management (ESM 281) Spring 2008
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all Goal SRI Provide competitive financial returns while fostering better social and environmental performance Support firms with a sustainable mission Example renewable energy Support firms that do not have a sustainable mission , but operate in a sustainable manner $2.7 trillion invested in SRI funds One in every 9 dollars in SRI investments
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not printed at all SRI Summary SRI assets rose more than 324 percent from $639 billion in 1995 (the year of the first Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States) to $2.71 trillion in 2007. During the same period, the broader universe of assets under professional management increased less than 260 percent from $7 trillion to $25.1 trillion. From 2005-2007 alone, SRI assets increased more than 18 percent while the broader universe of professionally managed assets increased less than 3 percent. Source:
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 281 taught by Professor Cerf during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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