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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Socially responsible investing (SRI) refers to investments that take into consideration environmental, social, and corporate governance criteria as well as the financial return in making an investment decision. Socially responsible investors choose to invest in companies that responsibly manage environmental, community, societal, and governance matters.

SRI is described using several different terms, including ethical investing, responsible investing, mission-related investing, values-based investing, sustainable investing, community investing, green investing, and impact investing. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they often refer to distinct variations of socially responsible investing. While SRI, sustainable investing, responsible investing, mission-related investing, ethical investing, and values-based investing are synonymous terms, green investing, community investing, and impact investing are actually variations or subsets of the larger SRI industry.

Green investing refers to investments that positively ...

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