No. of Recommendations: 1
Socially Conscious Medalist Funds (Morningstar)
http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=70647...

Investor interest in sustainable investing is on the rise. The 2014 US-SIF Report on U.S. Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends reported $6.57 trillion invested in this manner, a 77% increase over 2012. This growth has come with an evolution in approach and terminology. What used to be called socially responsible investing--avoiding such investments as alcohol, tobacco, and gambling stocks for ethical reasons--is now increasingly known as sustainable investing, with much more emphasis on environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, factors that could have material impacts on a company’s long-term success. Sustainable or ESG funds typically look for investments that score well in areas like environmental sustainability, employee relations, and corporate governance. Many also engage directly with companies to improve their performance in these areas. [...]

Morningstar didn't give any fund a "gold". Here are the four they did bestow honors on:

Silver: Neuberger Berman Socially Responsible (NBSRX)

Silver: Parnassus Core Equity (PRBLX)

Bronze: Vanguard FTSE Social Index (VFTSX)

Bronze: TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity (TISCX)

Mike
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