Deb Abbey. Global Profit and Global Justice: Using Your Money to Change the World. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2004. Paperback, x + 228 pp.
The march of the global economy is at this point presumably unstoppable. There is, however, still time to direct it somewhat. If you are committed to a better environment and have any money left over at the end of the month, this book will tell how to make your investments socially responsible.
In our consumerist era, in which money really does make the world go round, money seems to be our most potent asset to bring about more incisive changes to the system of which we willy-nilly are a part. Abbey, who is the founder and CEO of a Canadian investment management company, furnishes the reader with valuable practical advice on how to invest to help create a more just and sustainable world. She also provides the necessary socio-economic background to support her thesis that money is not necessarily evil and that even the mosquito-size consumer—in concert with others—can pack a wallop that will rattle the brains of corporate and government leaders.
This book contains contributions by four other business people who are “change agents”—and whose biographies are conspicuous by their absence.
This vade-mecum for the caring consumer contains everything necessary to get started on the path of responsible investment.
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