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

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Chapter 10
Positive Screening
In This Chapter
♦ The use of positive screens
♦ Selecting areas for positive screening
♦ Social activism screening
♦ Screening for management practices
Positive screens for socially responsible investors identify companies that are making or have made the decision to practice those philosophies of environmental sustainability, stakeholder partnership, and community involvement that set them apart.
It is unlikely that too many companies—especially larger, more mature companies—will get 100 percent on all the SRI scorecards. Some companies come with a checkered past that may include gross violations of SRI standards. Positive screening can be a consideration of how the company is moving to change or rectify past problems ...

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