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Babylon Green Party: Socially Responsible Investing video

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On Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party featured Pisces Cafe co-owner and former stockbroker Jeffrey Arthur speaking about Ethical and Socially Responsible Investing. The new location for the Babylon Green Party gathering is at Pisces Cafe, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) Come hungry! www.piscescafe.net
Arthur was employed in the financial field for a number of years, including a stint as a stockbroker. He survived the Asian Contagion, the Tech Bubble, Y2K crises, Derivatives, Elections, Irrational Exuberance, Venture Capitalists, NASDAQ 5000, Dow 10,000 (3 times,) Do-Not-Call Lists, wars-squirmishes-police actions (global, professional, and personal.) His moral outrage at the hilarious absurdity of the broken financial markets is not out of place at the Pisces Cafe in Babylon Village which he co-owns with Justine Poldino.
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is an investment strategy which combines the intentions to maximize both the common good and financial return. SRI is also referred to as triple bottom line investing, ethical investing, sustainable investing, or green investing. SRI now encompasses an estimated 10% of all U.S. investment — about $2.3 trillion out of $24 trillion in the U.S. investment marketplace. Socially responsible investors include individuals, corporations, universities, hospitals, foundations, insurance companies, public and private pension funds, nonprofit organizations, and religious institutions.
Most socially responsible investors favor corporate practices which are environmentally responsible; support human rights; further economic justice, improve corporate governance; and increase product safety. Socially responsible investors seek out financially sound companies to invest that are leaders in adopting clean technologies and exceptional social and governance practices. Some socially responsible investors also avoid businesses involved in weapons manufacturing, alcohol, tobacco, and gambling.
The February 6. 2008 Babylon Green Party Gathering in honor of Black History Month will show the film “Paul Robeson: Here I Stand” courtesy of The Film Connection www.thefilmconnection.org The March 5, 2008 Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature Patricia Burkhart of the Friends of Edgewood Preserve talking about the proposed NYS DOT Long Island Truck to Rail Intermodal (LI TRIM) project in the Brentwood Hamlet of the Town of Islip. The April 2, 2008 Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature Paul Arfin talking about cohousing, ecovillages, and intentional community.
For directions to the Babylon Green Gathering, call 422-4702 or email ian.wilder@yahoo.com Children are welcome. All gatherings are Free of Charge, and Open to the Public. You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it.

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