Sunday, February 8, 2009
Monday's Good Deed
More than one and a half year ago, I was introduced to the idea of retirement investment. Yes, I am still in graduate school and have yet landed on my first post-graduation job, but it is never too early to think ahead. I guess I am kind of a worrier and planner. So as I went further and did some research about investment (not necessarily only about retirement), a genre called "socially (and sometimes environmentally) responsible investing" caught my attention. It is essentially a type of investing where the investors are aware about the social and environmental consequences of their investment and deliberately attempt to make a positive impact on the society and environment through their conscious investing practices. I will devote one entry to further discuss socially responsible investing (SRI) later this week. Meanwhile, in my research on investment, I encountered a non-profit organization that dedicates a large part of their mission to socially responsible investing: Green America (formerly Coop America). They have tons of information on the website and periodicals regarding green living, green shopping, as well as socially responsible investing and banking. It did not take long for me to join the organization and start receiving useful publications at a regular basis. See it yourself and become an activist for a green life!