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Monday, October 24, 2005

Companies rated for environmental, social performance

Innovest Strategic Value Advisors has begun a Nanotechnology Index rating companies for environmental, social, and strategic governance issues.“Early testing reveals that some types of engineered nanoparticles may present risk in terms of human health and eco-toxicity,” says Innovest. For investors this could result in ‘perception risks’ that could affect markets for nanomaterials and end products, and which could result in 'product backlash', it adds. more @