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Ethical Investment Research Service

Stockholding & Investments

organization determining which firms have moral practices an organization that does research into companies and recommends those that follow specific ethical standards

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Definitions of ’Ethical Investment Research Service’ and meaning of ’Ethical Investment Research Service’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’Ethical Investment Research Service’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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