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Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing (SRI) refers to having an investment strategy that is socially and environmentally conscious. Religious investors nearly 100 years ago first started practicing socially responsible investing by avoiding companies  associated with tobacco, alcohol, and gambling. Since then, the criteria for a socially responsible business has expanded to include companies who engage in environmentally friendly practices, protect their consumers, and exhibit a commitment to community outreach.

It is becoming easier to find financial advisers, firms, and funds that monitor companies’ business practices and hold them to certain environmental and social standards to create portfolios for an individual investor. Another way to engage in socially responsible investing is to invest directly in companies committed to environmental values.  Socially responsible investing is a way to not only promote social good, but also earn a financial return on an investment that is also compatible with your moral values.

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