This blog has been in suspended animation for awhile because I have been hard at work on another project: revamping sristudies.org.
I started sristudies.org in 1999, as a way to make available online citations and notes on the (then) small number of studies of socially responsible investing. Nine years on, the number of studies has grown exponentially, and I have to set aside more and more time each year to try and keep it reasonably up-to-date.
The job is already too hard for one person to do well, so I have begun to take the first steps to make sristudies.org a more collaborative project. The big changeover is now almost complete - I've moved the site to a wiki platform (hosted by the nice people at wikispaces.com), and updated most of the links so they refer to the new site. You can see the new site here. On the new platform I'll be able to give the database more consistent attention, and, I hope, will be able to put some structure around a database that now numbers several hundred studies.
I know, it doesn't look like much...we'll fix the graphics, it's on my list.
What I have done is update the new site with all the strong studies I saw in 2007. The simplest way to see these is to click the 'Bibliography' link and use your browser's search function to find all instances of '2007' on the page. Another way is to type '2007' in the search box.
I won't even attempt to summarize the class of '07 - the studies were uniformly thoughtful and challenging. You could start with Alex Edmans' Moskowitz Prize-winning piece, but I'd strongly recommend that you also have look at what Al Goss has been up to, and you should probably give Derwall's latest study a close look, too, and I don't know how to classify Christine Arena's book but you should look at it...and so on. A lot is happening, not just at the conferences and investment firms, but also among academic researchers around the world.
With the new platform, I hope it will be easier to keep up, and, ultimately, make this a collaborative effort. For now I'm leaving the old site up, but ultimately the sristudies.org web address will redirect to the wiki.