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Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies Paperback – Bargain Price, Dec 31 2008
Want to make money while you make a difference in the world? Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies, a 2010 Green Book Festival award winner, is as practical, hands-on guide to smart social investing that shows you how to maximize your profits while remaining true to your values. You get expert advice in targeting an issue you're passionate about, researching potential investments, and putting your socially responsible choices into action.<ul><li>
Get started with social investing basics — understand what it is, why it works, and how investors define social responsibility<li>
Navigate the socially responsible enterprise — discover the business principles that help ethical organizations thrive<li>
Conduct your research — determine whether an investment has financial potential and also serves your personal needs<li>
Evaluate your investment choices — from stocks and bonds to mutual funds and ETFs to real estate and high finance, select the best investments and adjust your portfolio over time<li>
Get help from the pros — find brokers, financial planners, and mutual fund companies that can help you with your decisions<li>
Ensure your success — see how to diversify, monitor your investments, join forces with others, vote your proxies, keep your perspective, and more<li>
Keep up with investment trends — discover how to take advantage of new investment products and stay on top of industry changes<li>
Recognize truly socially responsible investments — understand how to tell socially responsible investment opportunities from "feel good" opportunities</ul>
In Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies you will find:<ul><li>
A clear introduction to social investing<li>
Issues to invest in, from environmental to international<li>
The different types of investments<li>
How to buy and sell<li>
Fiduciary responsibilities for the social investor<li>
How to use your investment clout to influence a company's performance<li>
Ten social investing traps you must avoid<li>
Activist investing success stories</ul>
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- ASIN : B003156AR8
- Publisher : For Dummies (Dec 31 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- Item weight : 544 g
- Dimensions : 18.79 x 2.03 x 23.36 cm
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But it barely mentions how any of these investment strategies can actually be applied in a 'socially responsible' way. The author essentially tells us that we should do our research involving individual companies because it's apparently out of the scope of the book.
Most of the chapter on environmental investing explains why companies want to be greener because in the long run that will save them money. Well obviously this isn't enough incentive.
A large portion of the book is devoted to investing according to various religious laws. If that's your definition of 'socially responsible investing' then maybe this is the book for you.
The most useful sections are the lists of mutual funds and ETFs and what their mission statements are. But again, half of them are for religious groups.
This is a decent generic book about investment strategies with 'socially responsible' tacked on.