A series of deadly mass shootings in August have led to advocates and some voters yet again demanding action from lawmakers to help curb gun violence.Read More
Recent mass shootings have prompted major retailers like Walmart to reconsider their stance on ammunition sales and open carry policies.Read More
Californians frustrated by Congress’s failure to pass climate and gun control legislation have a potentially potent tool to produce the change they want: divestment.Read More
Several large mutual fund companies like BlackRock and State Street have espoused a commitment to investments that benefit all stakeholders –shareholders, employees, suppliers, customers and the communities in which they operate.Read More
Mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas have sent the country reeling.Read More
Mass shootings and the growing wave of socially responsible investing doesn't seem to be influencing behavior at one of the nation's largest mutual fund companies.Read More
The merchants of war who have shaped U.S. foreign policy since the end of WWII have a foothold so strong, the act of extracting ourselves from the war economy has become incredibly complex.
Weapon Free Funds breaks down the individual offerings from investment companies. The Equity Index 500 fund from T. Rowe Price, for instance, has 18 weapons stocks; its New Horizons fund has just three. The Health Sciences, Emerging Markets, and Global Technology funds have no weapons companies. Users can also pick their battles, as it were–filtering on all types of weapons makers or on just military weapons or just civilian firearms.Read More