Last week, word came out that Apple was removing its desktops, laptops and monitors from a green-electronics registry called EPEAT. The ensuing uproar caused it to reverse course in just seven days. But what was Apple thinking?
Investors wanting their portfolio to support their values can now choose socially responsible ETFs. But buyer beware -- depending on the index they track, these funds may include companies like Transocean and Haliburton, of the Gulf oil spill fame.
The New York Times recently looked at the plight of Cortney Munna, a graduate of New York University struggling with nearly $100,000 in student loans, and asked: Should schools abet students in the process of financial self destruction, or should they follow a higher purpose?