The First Cut: Socially Responsible GARP
by John Bajkowski
Socially responsible investing (SRI) integrates social and ethical considerations into the stock selection process. Under the approach, it is common to avoid companies whose products or business practices are considered harmful. SRI investors also use qualitative factors to identify companies that meet their concernsfor instance, those with good employee relations.
While there is no universal SRI screen, this issues First Cut filters companies that most SRI investors would find offensive, and then highlights profitable companies trading at reasonable dividend-adjusted PEG ratios.
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