Stocks: Not Easy Being ‘Green’

(Published by CBSNews.Com on 21 april 2004).

Robert Topham recycles everything, drives a fuel-efficient car and supports environmental charities. Last summer he took his activism to another level, opening an account with a "green" mutual fund.

The 36-year-old dermatologist doesn’t think his investment in the Sierra Club Balanced fund will save the world. But by directing part of his portfolio to a fund that invests only in environmentally responsible companies, he hopes to do some good, and perhaps collect some guilt-free returns while sending a message to big business.

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