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FYI: Assets in professionally-managed investment portfolios that screen for “social responsibility” grew by 7 percent from 2001 to 2002, to $2.15 trillion, while the larger world of professionally-managed investment portfolios shrunk by 4 percent, according to a new study. The 500-member Social Investment Forum promotes and monitors the practice of screening investments for social and environmental responsibility, and publishes an annual report on the financial health of “socially responsible investing.” Assets in the 200 socially screened mutual funds the report tracked grew by 19 percent over 2001, to $162 billion. [10/30/03]

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