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Should the City Council adopt a Resolution establishing policies that ensure investments and service contracts are with socially responsible entities?

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Should the Council approve this agenda item?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 91.5% 43
No 4.3% 2
Other/see comments 4.3% 2

Is there anything you would like the Council to consider regarding this agenda item?

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May 27, 2017, 1:40 PM
  • Should the Council approve this agenda item?
    • Yes
  • Is there anything you would like the Council to consider regarding this agenda item?

    I'm so glad that the City of Berkeley cares about making investment choices using ethical guidelines, not simply an amoral financial motive. I believe strongly that local governments, acting as both political and financial entities, can help progressive social change movements through their investments. More people, companies and governments need to stop bowing down to the almighty dollar, regardless of the consequences of doing so. I agree with Berkeley's Indivisible group: Berkeley should do business with financial institutions that support local businesses and invest with social and environmental responsibility, not banks that invest in fossil fuels and private prisons and participate in predatory lending and creation of fraudulent accounts.

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