New Type of Stock Exchange Supports Socially Responsible Investing


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Around the world, investors choose organizations that offer social or environmental solutions as well as financial returns.

There's a new breed rising up from Scotland to India to help investors identify investment opportunities.

In Scotland, it will launch its first new stock exchange this year in nearly 50 years. It will list securities and tradeable assets, such as bonds, funds and stocks and shares, with measurable environmental or social outcomes.

In India, the country's government is planning to open an electronic platform to enable social enterprises to raise capital.

According to the Global Impact Investing Network, the two countries are following initiatives in Canada and Singapore to help social entrepreneurs tap into a market whose estimated value is now $502 billion. Read the Entire Article


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