Put your money where your heart isWould you like your investment portfolio to reflect your personal societal and environmental concerns?
By: Chuck Myers, Grand Forks Herald
Would you like your investment portfolio to reflect your personal societal and environmental concerns?
If so, you might want to explore socially responsible investing.
Several websites offer a wide range of insights about this particular type of investing. Here is a sampling:
—Bankrate.com: Good overview of socially responsible investing, investment areas and how to become an investor. http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/investing/20080325(UNDERSCORE)socially(UNDERSCORE)responsible(UNDERSCORE)investing(UNDERSCORE)a1.asp
—CFA Institute: Features 10 tips for socially responsible investing, including setting goals and objectives, and investigating investment vehicles. http://www.cfainstitute.org/about/investor/Pages/ten(UNDERSCORE)sri(UNDERSCORE)tips.aspx
—Investopedia: Offers brief description of socially responsible investing, with links to further topic reads. http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/07/socially-responsible-investing.asp
—Social Investment Forum: Offers informative guide to socially responsible investing. http://www.socialinvest.org/resources/sriguide/
—TIAA-CREF: Spotlights strategies for socially responsible investing. http://www.tiaa-cref.org/public/advice-planning/education/socially-responsible-investing/strategies/