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created with the support of investment consultants and responsible investing Current Practice and Outlook in the United States December 2009
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social investment forum foundation investment consultants and responsible investing i The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL ® service is the interactive financial information network that is Bloomberg’s core business. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications to Bloomberg customers in more than 150 countries, 24 hours a day, in a single integrated desktop solution that is securely accessible to Bloomberg users on any enabled PC or workstation as well as on handheld devices. Market participants use the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service every day to help them make informed business decisions and to execute transactions. Bloomberg has recently integrated fundamental ESG data into its powerful suite of financial analytical tools. This provides socially responsible investors (SRI) the flexibility they need to execute their investment strategy—positive/negative screening, community/social, environmental/clean tech, best-in-class, integrated analysis and more. Bloomberg provides data on over one hundred key performance indicators for over 3,000 publicly listed companies. This serves as a starting point for all ESG analysis providing links to sustainability news, research, indices, energy & emissions, regulations, screening and analytics. For more information visit Calvert Investments offers mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries, and their clients. By combining rigorous analysis with independent thinking, our disciplined approach to money management goes beyond traditional factors in order to manage risk and to identify investment opportunities with greater long-term potential. We offer more than 40 equity, bond, cash, and asset allocation strategies, many of which feature integrated corporate sustainability and responsibility research. Founded in 1976 and based in Bethesda, Maryland, Calvert Investments managed assets of more than $14 billion as of October 31, 2009. A leader in Sustainable and Responsible Investments (SRI), Calvert Investments offers among the widest choice of SRI strategies of any investment manager in the United States. Each SRI strategy employs one of three proprietary approaches. Calvert Signature™ Strategies integrate two distinct research frameworks: a rigorous review of financial performance plus a thorough assessment of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Only when a company meets Calvert standards for both frameworks will we consider investing.
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