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Tap into Your Power as a Shareholder (video)

December 21, 2016

How can your investment choices actually make a difference in the world? In the past, it usually meant avoiding certain investments, such as tobacco or firearms. But another way is to tap into your power as a shareholder. As an investor, you have more power than you might think. You can vote at shareholder meetings […]

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3 Approaches to Sustainable, Responsible Investing

May 20, 2014

1. Divestment Stanford University made headlines when it announced that it would divest its $18 billion endowment from coal-mining companies. Divestment is part of Stanford’s 1971 Statement of Investment Responsibility, which gives its trustees the ability to divest from a company whose “activities or policies cause substantial social injury”, and Stanford noted that “divesting from […]

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