Eco-Economy, Building and Economy for the Earth. Lester R. Brown $16
The founder of the Worldwatch Institute offers his assessment of the challenges to economic viability posed by the environmental crisis—and how it is necessary from an economic perspective to respond immediately. Chapter titles include: The Economy and the Earth • Signs of Stress: Climate & Water • Signs of Stress: The Biological Base • The Shape of the Eco-Economy • Building the Solar/Hydrogen Economy • Designing a New Materials Economy • Feeding Everyone Well • Protecting Forest Products and Services • Redesigning Cities for People • Stabilizing Population by Reducing Fertility • Tools for Restructuring the Economy • Accelerating the Transition
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas Naylor $24.95
Americans now spend more than $6 trillion annually on consumer goods while others are desperately poor. For all people to spend as Americans do would require the devastation of natural resources and cause an environmental catastrophe. The message of the book is to encourage us to be more thoughtful about the consequences of our spending and to consider our purchases more carefully.
Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money. Amy Domini $19.95
This book examines the history, philosophical underpinnings and goals involved with this progressive venture. Amy Domini, one of the movement's most visible advocates, addresses the concerns of every investor who wants to improve both universal quality of life and the overall value of individual portfolios. Taking a global look at the field, the book exposes the reader to initiatives taken by shareholder activists, corporate responsibility researchers, investors in community development financial institutions, and portfolio managers that specialize in this area.
Investing with your Values. Hal Brill, Jack A. Brill and Cliff Feigenbaum $18.95
Written by three top experts in values-based investing, this user-friendly guide shows how your money can generate positive results for you—as well as for your children, for the community, and for future generations. The book reveals the tremendous growth of socially conscious investing and tracks the latest trends, issues and performance and includes profiles of some new social funds plus some new resources and web sites.
Natural Capitalism. Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins $26.95
In this groundbreaking paradigm for the economy, these well-know environmental visionaries explain how the world is on the verge of a new industrial revolution, one that promises to transform our fundamental notions about commerce and its role in shaping our future.
Business Ethics Magazine
Slated as "The Magazine of Corporate Responsibility," Business Ethics brings its readers quarterly analysis of CR efforts across the country, annual Business Ethics Awards and the annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Visit www.business-ethics.com.
Examining our money habits "from the stock market to the supermarket," GreenMoney Journal provides quarterly tips and insight into the practical application of SRI, changes in the industry and other ways our spending habits can reflect our values. Visit www.greenmoneyjournal.com.
Social Investment Forum
Serving as the socially responsible investment industry's non-profit professional organization, SIF offers a wealth of information and resources to individual investors, institutional investors and investment professionals. From tools for finding an advisor to fit your needs to extensive academic data on SRI, you will find it at SIF. Visit www.socialinvest.org.
First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC
One of the oldest and largest nationwide networks of investment professionals specializing in SRI, First Affirmative offers investors newsletters and other detailed information about ethically responsible investing methods, practical tips for investors, latest industry news and their investing programs. Estate Conservation Associates founder John Shellenberger is a network advisor with First Affirmative. Visit www.firstaffirmative.com.
SRI in the Rockies
Now in its 16th year, SRI in the Rockies is the premier event for socially responsible investment professionals. Always situated in a beautiful mountain setting to encourage lots of outdoor activity and invigorating conversations, this conference features extensive educational opportunities—including many CFP sessions—world class speakers, an extensive exhibit hall and terrific networking opportunities. Visit www.sriintherockies.com.
Sponsored by Co-op America, the annual Green Festivals in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco give consumers an opportunity to talk with vendors, listen to phenomenal speakers and participate in inspiring activities. Virtually every aspect of lifestyle is addressed, including how we make, spend and invest our money Visit www.coopamerica.org/greenbusiness/greenfestivals.cfm.