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Center Insights » Ethical investing

Posted on February 9th, 2009 by

A new administration means a new beginning – for voters and investors. David Wood, director of the Boston College Center’s Institute for Responsible Investment, discussed what ethical investors should look for with the Christian Science Monitor. Read the full article.


Center Insights » Socially responsible investing holding up

Posted on November 3rd, 2008 by

The market’s meltdown has left every category of stock mutual funds in the red this year, but one area that has held up better than most is socially responsible investing, according to the Wall Street Journal. As of Oct. 30, 15 out of 91 faith-based and secular socially responsible funds that invest in stocks had outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average benchmark, some by more than 10 percentage points, according to investment researcher Morningstar. “Social investors have long argued that enhanced analysis of environmental, social, and governance factors can help investors better manage the risk in their portfolios,” says David Wood, director of the Boston College Center’s Institute for Responsible Investment. “Extreme market volatility makes drawing specific conclusions about the effect of enhanced analysis difficult. But we do know that the current downturn in the market came about in part because of social issues – predatory lending, or misaligned pay incentives – that are fundamental to social investment analysis.” Read the Wall Street Journal article.

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