Founder of Domini Social Investments to receive ethics award

Author: Kathleen Joyce


Amy Domini, founder and chief executive officer of Domini Social Investments, will receive the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Ethics in Business on Tuesday (April 5) from the University of Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide.

Named in honor of Notre Dames president emeritus, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the award will be presented at5 the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business.The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will include talks by Domini and Robert Audi, David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at Notre Dame, as part of the colleges Frank Cahill Lecture Series.

Domini, named one of the top 100 innovators in money and finance by Time Magazine, has worked for more than 20 years as an investment professional.With two partners, she made ethical investing a mass-market option by setting up the Domini 400 Social Index, a benchmark for responsible social investment portfolios.She is a founder of KLD Research&Analytics Inc., specialists in corporate accountability research, and has served as a private trustee with the fiduciary services company Loring, Wolcott&Coolidge Office since 1987.

Domini Social Investments is an investment firm specializing exclusively in socially responsible investing that manages more than $1.8 billion in assets for individual and institutional investors who wish to integrate social and environmental criteria into their investment decisions.

Domini earned her bachelors degree in international and comparative studies fromBostonUniversity.She is the author ofSocially Responsible Investing:Making a Difference and Making MoneyandThe Challenges of Wealthand a co-author of

Investing for Good,The Social Investment Almanac,andEthical Investing.She is a frequent guest commentator on CNBCsTalking Stocksand various other radio and television shows.

Audi is a professor in both the management and philosophy departments and is internationally known for his contributions to ethics, epistemology and philosophy of mind and action.His lecture is titledEthical Leadership and Leadership in Ethics.

The Cahill Lecture Series at Notre Dame was established by the family of 1959 University alumnus and benefactor Frank Cahill to honor his memory and commitment to ethical behavior and integrity.

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