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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Socially Responsible Investing by Ken Little

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Chapter 5
Societal Issues
In This Chapter
♦ Socially responsible investors are concerned with social justice issues and work for political change
♦ Human rights concerns have been a focus of SRI investors from the early days of the movement
♦ As socially responsible investing grew, a subset often called faith-based investing addressed concerns of particular religious communities
♦ Product safety as an issue for SRI investors is an extension of environmental concerns
Social justice issues drove the founders of the socially responsible investing concept. The Quakers, Christians, and others spoke out against slavery and war when it was not popular to do so. They backed their words with admonitions against investing in slavery and war efforts. Churches ...

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