SocialFunds.com Press Releases
June 19, 2002
News Service Launches Article Series in Preparation for Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development
(CSRwire) Brattleboro, VT - SocialFunds.com recently released the first two articles in a
multi-part series on sustainable development written from an investor’s perspective. The intent is
to prepare investors, companies, government officials, nonprofit groups, academics, and media for
the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development taking place from August 26 to September
Articles in the series will be published on Fridays. The first two installments,
entitled A Brief History of the Earth Summits - From Stockholm to Rio and A Brief History of the
Earth Summits - From Rio to Johannesburg, examine the significant events, theories, and people that
contributed to the first three global summits on human interaction with the environment. The
articles can be accessed at www.SocialFunds.com
where readers can also sign up to receive the articles directly through weekly news alerts.
Subsequent articles will cover topics such as the five areas in which UN Secretary General Kofi
Annan believes the Summit can achieve concrete results: water and sanitation, energy, health,
agriculture, and biodiversity.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development will bring
together leaders from government, business, and nongovernmental organizations to discuss and direct
efforts toward reconciling economic growth with the conservation of natural resources. The action
plans created at the Summit will be of interest to investors, consumers, and the public at large.
"The World Summit on Sustainable Development is an important event to help further address
critical global issues. I am pleased at the extensive coverage that SocialFunds is devoting to the
Summit in an effort to raise awareness about issues of sustainable velopment," said Jonathan
Cohen, manager of the council of organizations, United Nations Association of the USA.
SocialFunds.com is a service of SRI World Group, Inc., which also operates
InstitutionalShareowner.com and CSRwire.com. SocialFunds.com is the most comprehensive personal
finance site on the Internet devoted to socially responsible investing. In addition to daily news
stories, SocialFunds offers social mutual fund performance statistics, social and environmental
research on over 1800 companies, updates on shareowner actions, and community investment
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