Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Making investments with an eye towards social, environmental and financial returns. Investors and funds that “screen” companies that violate environmental, social, or other values (across a wide variety of issues, such as: worker’s rights, child labor, minority hiring practices, gender equality, environmental practices, animal rights, foreign investment, charitable giving, etc.) refuse to invest in companies whose behaviors don’t pass the screens. There can be as many interpretations and prioritizations of issue screens as there are individuals.
Socially Responsible Investing Facts. (n.d.). Social Investment Forum. Retrieved March 12, 2011 from http://www.socialinvest.org/resources/sriguide/srifacts.cfm