My research into Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has taught me that SRI has a broad definition.
Here are some definitions and articles on the topic as a starting point.
1) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), also known as sustainable, socially conscious, "green" or ethical investing, is any investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social good.
2) Investopedia, defines defines Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), as an investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common themes for socially responsible investments include avoiding investment in companies that produce or sell addictive substances (like alcohol, gambling and tobacco) and seeking out companies engaged in environmental sustainability and alternative energy/clean technology efforts. Socially responsible investments can be made in individual companies or through a socially conscious mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF).
In the course of my research I have found many organizations that appear to be authorities in this area, but I have made a decision not to list them here for I am not endorsing them.
I am listing investment companies and their products on this page, for the purpose of my research is to give my clients the option to select Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) themes to include in their portfolios if they choose to.
Each company listed here has their investment theme clearly stated on their own website, and I have attached their weblinks so the reader can understand their investment philosophy.
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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) ~ Toronto Wealth Group
NEI Ethical International Equity Fund Provides long-term growth by investing in non-North American equities and emerging markets in all levels of market capitalization. Fund Fact Sheet 1Fund Fact Sheet 2