socially responsible investing

socially responsible investing

Chapter 10

Explain briefly what you understand “socially responsible investing” to be. (See pages 176-177.)

Then, thinking about your personal values and concerns you may have about the state of the world, what types of companies would you want to invest in? What sorts of companies would you avoid? In other words, if you had money to invest in stocks or mutual funds, how would you invest in a way that would reflect your values?

Chapter 11

On pages 186-187, Gonick and Kasser talk about a different way to measure the well-being and success of a country that looks at happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Explain what you understand about this idea. Then write about how you think it would transform life in the U.S. if we were to change the focus of our efforts, time, and energy in this way.