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Calvert Social Index Pending Actions

Submitted by: Calvert

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Mar 21, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

 

Mar. 21 /CSRwire/ - The Calvert Social Research Department has submitted the following recommendations regarding actions within the Calvert Social Index(TM).

If approved, the following recommendations will be effective when the Calvert Social Index Committee convenes its quarterly meeting in June, 2002.

Additions:

Hawaii Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE), was recommended for inclusion in the Calvert Social Index. If approved, this addition will take effect in June.

Mirant Corporation (NYSE: MIR) was recommenced for inclusion in the Calvert Social Index. If approved, this addition will take effect in June.

Deletions:

None at this time

How is the Calvert Social Index Constructed?

The Calvert Social Index is created by taking the 1,000 largest companies in the U.S., representing stocks listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ-AMEX (not including closed-end mutual funds, ADRs, REITS, and non-common shares) and ranks them in descending order based on their three month average market capitalization.

Calvert Group's Social Research Department analyzes each company in the base of 1,000 companies. A social audit is conducted in the following areas: environment, workplace issues, product safety, community relations, military weapons contracting, international operations and human rights, and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

The stocks that meet Calvert Group's social criteria make up the Calvert Social Index.

For more complete information about any Calvert Group mutual fund, call 800.368.2748 for a free prospectus or go to our Web site at www.calvert.com. Read it carefully before you invest.

Calvert mutual funds are underwritten and distributed by Calvert Distributors Inc., member NASD, a subsidiary of Calvert Group, Ltd. #3178 rev. (02/02)

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Laurienzo Calvert Group, Bethesda
Phone: (301) 657-7047

 

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