Peter Kinder

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"Peter Kinder is an independent consultant on socially responsible investing and a blogger at The Bell and Accountability Central. He co-founded KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. in 1988 and served as its president and board chair until its sale in 2009 to Risk Metrics Group (now owned by MSCI). Then, KLD served over 400 institutional clients and was the world’s leading provider of socially responsible invest­ment (SRI) research and indices. Among his books are: Ethical Investing (1984); The Social Investment Almanac (1992); and Investing for Good (1993). In 2011, Mr. Kinder received the Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets awarded by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management. Peter received an A.B. in History from Princeton University in 1970 and a J.D. from Ohio State University in 1973, both with honors."[1]   "Mr. Kinder serves on the boards of The Capital Institute and of the Center for Political Accountability, the finance advisory committee of the Wallace Global Fund, a private foundation, the President’s Council of CERES and the Marlboro College MBA Program Circle of Advisers. Mr. Kinder served two terms on the board of the U.S. Social Investment Forum, one as vice chair. KLD was a co-founder of the Sustainable Investment Research International Group (SiRi) and Mr. Kinder served on its board. He was a co-founder and principal (1997-2000) of Domini Social Investments, LLC.[2]


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  1. Trillium Asset Management Peter Kinder, organizational web page, accessed May 26, 2013.
  2. Capital Institute Board, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2013.