The following is testimony submitted to the Portland City Council on December 17, 2014, on the subject of socially responsibly investments.
My name is Zach Allan, I live in East Portland, and I am here on the subject of socially responsible investments. In time, unethical, business practices come and go, and one corporation may become unethical while another improves, making a good case for a permanent socially responsible investment committee. I would like to commend the city on their Wal-Mart divestment and the establishment of this committee.
There are other companies, though, we can divest from now without need for further review.