Posted by Willy Franzen on December 19, 2007. Jobs updated daily.
What are your principles? How do they affect the way that you go about your every day life? Depending on what’s important to you, it can be extremely difficult to live up to your own standards in everything that you do. Everyday decisions are much more complex when you have to think about whether your shirt was made in a sweatshop, whether that hamburger you are about to eat was humanely raised, and whether your investment portfolio is profiting from sales of harmful and addictive tobacco products. Some people don’t really care about these issues, while to others they are of grave importance. Not long ago, you might have had to sequester yourself from society to live what you believe to be a socially conscious life. Now there are thousands of entrepreneurs who are creating products and services that will help make living a life that meets your standards easier.
No, the weekend didn’t come early (if you’re new to One Day, One Job, you should know that we write about non-profit jobs on weekends). Although social investing is often done by non-profits, Domini Social Investments is a for-profit company. They offer financial products for people who put principles over rate of return, but still want their investments to make financial sense. By maintaining global investment standards, Domini takes the need for heavy research (unless you get this job) out of building a socially conscious portfolio.
Domini is currently hiring a Shareholder Advocacy Research Associate at their main SoHo office in New York City. This is a great opportunity for someone who has honed their research and organizational skills in college. In this position you’ll be working with the Director of Shareholder Advocacy to ensure that the socially conscious views of Domini are represented through shareholder activism at annual meetings, in proxy votes, and in public policy. Shareholders have a voice, and Domini’s voice is often louder than those of other private or institutional shareholders. If this sounds interesting to you, take a look at how the shareholder advocacy process works as well as Domini’s history of success. To take the first step in becoming a part of Domini’s Shareholder Advocacy team, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (they also say a salary requirement is necessary, we think that’s silly, but apparently you have to).
Domini is a small company, but they’re growing rapidly along with the demand for socially conscious financial products. They have a casual, but professional atmosphere with lots of room for innovation and idea sharing. Sounds about right for what they do.
Note: On April 22nd we revisited entry-level jobs at Domini Social Investments.
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