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New Socially Responsible Investing Trends Report to Show SRI is Growing Faster Than Rest of Investment World

Submitted by: US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing, Community Development

Posted: Mar 03, 2008 – 10:34 AM EST


Key Spurs to Growth: Climate Change, Sudan, ETFs, Growing Institutional Investor Interest

Mar. 03 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boosted by such factors as heightened institutional investor interest, growing investor demand for renewable energy opportunities, concerns about the Sudan humanitarian crisis, and the rapid rise of new products such as SRI-focused Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), socially responsible investing (SRI) in the U.S. is attracting assets at a faster rate than the broader universe of all investment assets under professional management, according to the new 2007 edition of the Social Investment Forum's Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States.

The 2007 edition of the Trends report will be released at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday (March 5, 2008) during a live, phone-based national news conference.

News event speakers will be:

  • Social Investment Forum Board Chair Cheryl Smith CFA, Ph.D., who also is executive vice president and senior portfolio manager at Trillium Asset Management Corporation;

  • Social Investment Forum CEO Lisa Woll;

  • Walden Asset Management Senior Vice President Tim Smith, who also is former chair of the Social Investment Forum;

  • SIF Board Member and Trends Report Committee Chair Alisa Gravitz, who also is executive director, Co-op America; and

  • Trends report lead author Joshua Humphreys, Ph.D., who also is a lecturer at Harvard University and the director of the Center for Social Philanthropy.

    The Forum has issued periodic Trends reports on the world of SRI since 1995, most recently in 2005.

    TO PARTICIPATE: Join the live, phone-based news conference (including full, two-way Q&A) at 1:30 p.m. ET on March 5, 2008 by dialing 1(800) 860-2442. (Ask for the "Socially Responsible Investing Trends Report"
    news event.) To hear the telenews event in its entirety, dial in at least five minutes before the start time.

    CANT' PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio recording of a related news event will be available on the Web as of 6 p.m. ET on March 5, 2008 at www.socialinvest.org. Copies of the Trends will be available to journalists upon request. The full Trends report is available at no cost to members of the Social Investment Forum and for a fee to non-Forum members.

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