Amy Domini

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Amy Domini is an American investment adviser and author known for her work in "social investing". As one of the founders of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.,[1] she helped created the Domini 400 Social Index, a stock market index selected according to a set of social and environmental standards.[2] Since its inception in 1990, the Domini 400 has outperformed the S&P 500 on a cumulative basis.[citation needed]

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Amy Domini is the founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments,[3] whose investment products include the Domini Social Equity Fund (based on the Domini 400 Social Index), the Domini Social Bond Fund and Domini Money Market Account, each of which is designed to channel capital to poor communities, and the Domini European Social Equity Fund, which was launched in October 2005.

In 2005, Time magazine named Amy Domini to the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.[2] Later that year, President Bill Clinton honored her at the inaugural meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for helping protect children and the environment through the Domini Global Giving Fund.

Amy Domini is the author of books including Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money[4] and The Challenges of Wealth.[5] She is the coauthor of Investing for Good,[6] The Social Investment Almanac,[7] and Ethical Investing.[8] She is a frequent guest commentator on CNBC’s Talking Stocks and various other radio and television shows.

Amy Domini served on the board of the Church Pension Fund of the Episcopal Church in America.[9] She is a past board member of the National Association of Community Development Loan Funds, an organization whose members work to create funds for grassroots economic development loans, and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, the major sponsor of shareholder actions in social and environmental issues. She is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

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