Environmental and human right issues have sparked a renewed interest in socially responsible investing (SRI), and, as a result, assets in these funds will reach $2.5 trillion this year, up 10% from $2.3 trillion in 2005. Over the last decade, assets in SRI funds have grown 12.3% on average per year.

This is according to a recent report on socially responsible investing by Boston-based research firm Celent.

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