Financial - Social Investment Research & Shareholder Activism

These companies and organizations research the social and environmental records of corporations and provide or sell this information to assist advisors, planners, money managers, institutional investors, and, in some cases, individuals, to make better investment decisions. The research helps them decide which companies fit in their screened portfolios and mutual funds. This category also includes companies and organizations providing information about or helping with organizing shareholder advocacy efforts. Shareholder resolutions focus corporate management’s attention on particular issues of social and environmental concern.