Socially responsible investing is kind of like putting your money where your mouth is. This is a method of investing that involves buying stocks or other securities of companies that try to act as upstanding citizens in society, usually in a mutual fund. Usually the fund manager picks the stocks they want for the mutual fund, then put the stocks through a screen. The more common screens involve environmental and social concerns, but they can also include faith based principles, such as Islamic funds. There is also the idea that a socially responsible fund can vote their shares of the stock to make a company change it's policies to be more enlightened. Alot of investors think S.R.I. is a fad and that the returns lag most other investments, but it still might be a salve for one's conscience.

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