The first problem with labeling a particular style of investing “socially responsible” is that it suggests that other kinds of investing are not. So it’s no wonder many people find the concept silly or offensive.
At some level, after all, our very economic system is socially problematic. The benefits accrue disproportionately to owners (investors, this means you), who make fortunes off the labor of rank-and-file employees. … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Source: The Atlantic Monthly | Subjects: Investing, Social Responsibility | Industry: Investing
But relationships that seem causal and permanent in one market era often vanish in the next, taking many “superior investment strategies” down with them. Today’s markets are also annoyingly efficient. The more studies that demonstrate that socially responsible stocks do better than regular stocks, the more investors will rush to buy them (and not just for “the greater good”). The resulting torrent of money flowing … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Source: The Atlantic Monthly | Subjects: Finance, Social Responsibility | Industry: Investing