No movement is successful unless it has ways to reward its stalwarts,
and one of the better ways is to provide them with public recognition
for their achievements. Though it does not have the budget or
the publicity coverage that the entertainment industry has with
its Oscars, the SRI industry does have its own awards.
There are two that are given out in the US each year - the Moskowitz
Prize and the SRI Service Award.
"The Moskowitz Prize for excellence in social investment
research is awarded annually by the Forum. Named after socially
responsible investment pioneer Milt Moskowitz, this prize supports
research into the diverse field of socially responsible investment
including social screening, comparative performance, community
development banking and direct investment.
THE $2,500 PRIZE:
Awarded to the author of the study judged to be most outstanding.
The prize-winning study will also be published in Institutional
Investor's The Journal of Investing. (ibid.)
The 1997 award went to Boston College management professors Sandra
Waddock and Samuel Graves for their ground-breaking study linking
'excellent management reputations with socially responsible corporate
"George Gay, CFP, President of First Affirmative Financial
Network received the annual SRI Service Award at this year's
conference. The award is given to the person most influential
to the growth of responsible investing within the past year. Past
winners have included Amy Domini, Co-Founder of Kinder, Lydenberg,
Domini and Co., Inc.; Jerome Dodson, President and Founder of
Parnassus Fund; Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director of Co-op America;
and Tim Smith, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center on
Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)."
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