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ON THE MONEY: Investing with a conscience

Would you like to build an investment portfolio that includes companies and funds that reflect your personal societal and environmental concerns? If so, you might want to explore socially responsible investing (SRI).

Would you like to build an investment portfolio that includes companies and funds that reflect your personal societal and environmental concerns? If so, you might want to explore socially responsible investing (SRI).

Interest in SRI has gained moment in recent years. If you'd like to learn about this particular type of investing, several Web sites offer a wide range of insights. Here is a sampling:

AARP

www.aarp.org/money/financial--planning/sessionsix/socially--responsible-...

Good overview of SRI history, investment areas and how to become an investor.

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THE GREEN MONEY JOURNAL

www.greenmoneyjournal.com

Features range of special articles and news devoted to SRI topics.

SOCIAL FUNDS

www.socialfunds.com/csr/

Offers SRI news, community investing, special reports and more.

SOCIAL INVESTMENT FORUM

www.socialinvest.org/resources/sriguide/

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Offers informative guide to socially responsible investing.

TIAA-CREF

www.tiaa-cref.org/about/socially-responsible-investing/

Discusses how to align values and investments, and different SRI strategies.

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