After stockbroker Amy Domini’s clients expressed concern about investing in defense contractors, tobacco firms, and other types of companies, she realized the opportunity and importance of screening firms for environmental, social, and ethical concerns. It was the early 1980s, and at the time, there was only a small group of professionals and investors dedicated to this area. In 1984, Domini coauthored Ethical Investing, one of the first books to summarize and popularize the strategies for linking values and beliefs with investment portfolios. Since the 1990s, Domini’s name has been synonymous with socially responsible investing. Time magazine named Domini one of 2005’s 100 most influential people, and she is frequently called on to make presentations and to write articles about social investments, global issues, and social ...

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