Positive Returns and Social Dividends
You may have noticed the launch of the Rising Stars portfolios, free on Fool.com. I am one of the 16 Fools participating in this; anybody who has followed my articles over the years may have noticed I have a long-time interest in socially responsible investing, or SRI. There are certain stocks I wouldn't really consider due to my own principles. I'm a huge fan of stocks of companies that take all stakeholders into consideration and do well by doing good, and I consider that good, solid capitalism, the kind of vision built into some companies' missions that gets me excited about investing and what a positive force it can be in this world.
That was a long way of saying my portfolio is going to focus on SRI. Here is my launch article, expanding on the philosophy I'm going for here, and here is my first buy recommendation, Timberland. I'm hoping some Fools will follow along with me, but given the 16 participants I'd say that if my focus isn't what you're looking for, there's probably something for everybody. This should be a fun and Foolish initiative!