Choosing stocks, bonds or mutual funds based on political, religious or social values is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). Research from the National Center for Policy Analysis says SRI delivers a lower return on investment.
The story, read here, worries about public pension funds being invested under such criteria. In other words, the bottom line may not matter most to those doing the investing, but it might to those whose dollars are being invested.
What do you think? Should SRI not be an option for pension funds? Should it only apply to individuals determining what to do with their own money? Let us know what you think.