Sixty-five percent of 160 socially responsible mutual funds from members of the Social Investment Forum outperformed their benchmarks in 2009, most by significant margins, the forum said.

The funds span a broad array of asset classes, including balanced, large-cap, small-cap and global funds. In the large-cap category, 72.6% of the funds outperformed the S&P 500 Index by an average of six percentage points.

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