Chapter 4
Environmental Issues
In This Chapter
♦ Ecology: a founding issue of the socially responsible investing movement
♦ Ecological concerns: once fringe now mainstream
♦ Environmental issues in production and packaging
♦ Global ecological issues gaining importance
The idea of making the environment a part of the socially responsible investing movement has always caused concern. In the early days, hot social issues such as Apartheid, the Vietnam War, and nuclear energy shared the spotlight. The business community found environmental issues more frightening and threatening, because any movement that caught on could lead to stricter regulatory controls. Though not every business was a polluter, some polluted without knowing how much damage they ...

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