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Subject: Re: Considering Alcoa - How to do Due Dilligence Date: 4/20/2012 10:27 AM
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purcellgal:

In general this type of research is a pain -- it tends to be all spin. You can do web seraches and find some nice anecdotal nuggets, but it takes some real legwork to piece together the entire picture.

Many large companies put out "Sustainability Reports" -- but realize the bias: these are company authored. I went to Alcoa's website and very quickly found its sustainability report http://www.alcoa.com/sustainability/en/info_page/alcoa_susta...

A final option is to look at the handful of socially responsible investing (SRI) mutual funds that exist (Calvert and Domini are fund families that come to mind) and see if any of them own Alcoa.

This site may be helpful: http://www.socialfunds.com/funds/mfc.cgi

Good luck! And let us know what you decide to do.

Bryan
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