socially responsible investing

socially responsible investing (SRI), use of social, ethical, and/or environmental criteria to inform investment decisions. SRI generally takes three forms: investment screening, shareholder activism, and community economic development. SRI constitutes a relatively small portion of overall investment activity but is gaining popularity. Estimates suggest that at least 10 percent... Read more

Microfinance industry gets ‘Code for Responsible Lending’

More than 90 entities sign up for the Code, with more expected to follow Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) and Sa-Dhan, the RBI-recognised self-regulatory organisation and industry association for the microfinance industry, along with FIDC, have jointly released the ‘Code for... Read more

When will “socially responsible investing” become just “investing”?

The outlook is cloudy. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) This year marks the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, bringing with it an inescapable reminder of the power of the finance industry. While many tangible things have changed over the past decade—from... Read more

Slow Sites and Extra Fees Responsible for Majority of Shopping Cart Abandonment (INFOGRAPHIC)

A major concern of many ecommerce business owners is shopping cart abandonment. That’s when a customer puts an item in an online shopping cart and never completes a transaction. Fullestop, a web design and development company, conducted research into the reasons... Read more