28 Mar '14, 4pm

Our Investments Matter

Our Investments Matter

Many people consider themselves to be moral, but also feel morality has no place in investing. There is much argument about whether “Socially Responsible Investing” helps or harms returns , but it is not a moral argument. Some people believe gambling is immoral, others don’t. Neither group makes a distinction between the morality of gambling winnings and gambling losses. The main moral argument people make against socially responsible investing is that buying or selling a few shares of stock won’t have a real effect on giant corporations. The added emotional distance many people get from investing through mutual funds or ETFs makes this easier to believe. The question deserves direct scrutiny: Do the stocks or mutual funds we buy affect the management of the companies we invest in? This question has two parts. Do our investments affect stock prices? Does the stock price af...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/03...

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