Screens for Investment

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There are three general methods of screening an individual company for inclusion into an SRI fund; the Negative Screen, the Positive Screen and the Restricted Screen. A Negative Screen, for example, could be a fund manager’s conscious decision not to invest in a company that has any involvement within a particular sector, such as tobacco. Other SRI investments might seek out and invest only in those companies which are involved in activities that promote say “green living,” such as wind or solar power; those types of investment are then referred to as a “Positive Screen.”

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