If investing in socially responsible investment (SRI) mutual funds continues at the rate of the past 30 years, assets in those vehicles will reach $278.1 billion in 10 years and $751 billion by 2026, according to a report released last week by Pax World Funds.

SRI funds, which use social and environmental criteria to choose investments, grew about five times faster than all other mutual funds since their inception in the early 1970s, according to the report, which is based partly on data provided by Wiesenberger, a unit of Thomson Financial (publisher of MFMN).

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