Investors Look at Company Carbon Hogs

Social conscious investing seems to be a larger emerging trend. Investors are starting to question the amount of carbon released by the companies they may potentially invest in. This may be bad new for many large corporations based in one area and shipping products all the way across the country or around the world or for the coal fired energy plants here in Illinois. We often do not think about where our favorite products are produced and how much energy it takes in their production, how much gas is used in shipping, or the amount of pollutants given off in their production. It looks like investors will start thinking about these issues for us. You can listen to the full story on NPR at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19226037.

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