2/3/08

Ethical Investing Blog Carnival

This is the first of what (I hope) will be many blog carnivals on the subject of ethical investing. To me it seems there is a paucity of blog writing on this important issue. The blog carnival's purpose is to encourage more bloggers to write on the subject, and to assemble these posts in one convenient place for readers.

Below are three excellent submissions that were accepted, out of a much greater number (many submissions were off topic).


Hung Nguyen presents Socially Responsible Investment: Can it beat traditional mutual funds? posted at Meaningful Issues in Today's World, looks "at socially responsible investing (SRI). The idea is that by investing in socially responsible companies that you can improve your return. I quickly review the book The SRI Advantage and then look into the problems of SRI and why I won't invest in it."


Socks First presents CSR, Creative Capitalism and the Recession, exploring the following questions: "What's the future of corporate social responsibility? That's the unanswered question with the prospect of a bad US recession looming, threatening to take the world with it. Will companies continue to embrace it when they are battling for survival? Or will changing market conditions redefine corporate social responsibility."


Edith presents Prosperity is a Flow posted at Stewart Hsu, in a thoughtful post saying,"Money, like love, is meant to be circulated. See the value in having a conscious awareness of this balance between giving and receiving."


That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Slackerwealth's Ethical Investing Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Topics have to pertain to ethical investing. This could include, but isn't limited to, discussions of environmentally friendly, people friendly, animal friendly investments; what makes an investment "ethical," can it be profitable?, what commonly called "ethical" investments are anything but that?, is investing in the so called "vice" industry necessary unethical?, etc.