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Socially Responsible Investing: Can Investors Do Well by Doing Good?

Socially Responsible Investing: Can Investors Do Well by Doing Good?

Socially responsible investing: Can investors do well by doing good?
Thomas J.Billitteri
Solar panels generate electricity from the roof the state capitol in Salem, Ore. Many socially responsible investors seek out firms that address environmental concerns, such as climate change and energy conservation. But critics say social investments tend not to perform as well as traditional ones.

When Ann B. Alexander and her husband sold their natural-foods store in Durham, N.C., they pocketed a tidy sum. But they didn't want their profits to simply sit in a typical investment fund, even if they did grow in value. They also wanted their money to do good.

So the Alexanders chose a financial adviser who specializes in “socially responsible investing,” an ...

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