USA Today, the most widely circulated newspaper in the U.S., has discovered socially responsible investing. An “AdviceIQ” column gives an overview of the field for its large audience (average daily paid circulation: 1.8 million copies) in “Investing To Do Good.” Author Kimberly J. Howard, a financial planner, explains impact investing and social impact bonds; points to issue-driven mutual funds like Calvert Investments, Green Century Funds, and Parnassus Workplace Fund; and refers readers to socialfunds.com and to another 3BL Media LLC site, csrwire.com, for more and authoritative information. The column also reminds potential investors that responsible investing delivers returns. It notes that the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select fund, which features companies with high ESG ratings, has nearly doubled its share price over the past five years. That’s a bottom line that any mainstream investor can understand.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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