25 Top Ranked Socially Responsible Dividend Stocks: Apple #22

“Apple Inc (AAPL) has been named a Top 25 Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average ‘DividendRank’ statistics including a strong 2.8% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria,” Dividend Channel reports via Forbes.

“Environmental criteria include considerations like the environmental impact of the company’s products and services, as well as the company’s efficiency in terms of its use of energy and resources,” Dividend Channel reports. “Social criteria include elements such as human rights, child labor, corporate diversity, and the company’s impact on society — for instance, taken into consideration would be business activities tied to weapons, gambling, tobacco, and alcohol.”

#22. Apple Inc. — 2.85% Yield

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  1. “…being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria.”

    What kind of horse sh-t is this? If this is the kind of thing that Wall Street thinkers dream up, then it’s no wonder Apple gets pounded for the bad news AND the good.

  2. What’s a socially responsible dividend? What’s a socially irresponsible dividend? Is one set of money greener than the other?

    As far as I’m concerned Steve Jobs wouldn’t have pandered to the Wall Str. vultures unlike “Kick Me Over Cook.’

  3. I’ve got no problem with the idea behind these, unlike the above commentators, but seriously, what in the hell does diversity have to do with anything? I’ll gladly choose a company of 100% white men, or 100% Indian women, or 100% lesbian eskimos as long as each person was the best applicant for his or her respective position. What a farce it is to believe that a more diverse company equates to a better company!

    1. Sadly, we’re still stuck with hard core bigots in the world and lots of press about the ramifications of their bigotry. Witness the recent barrage about oppression and murder of Palestinians, and friendly bystanders, by Israelis. The definition of ironic genocide.

      All I ever want is COMPETENT PEOPLE! I don’t care about that skin color, ethnicity, sleeping arrangements, Latte vs espresso. Just know how to do excellent work in an excellent environment with excellent people. The rest is rubbish of no concern.

      But the loons of this world sadly make certain that extraneous garbage interferes with our lives and our endeavors.

  4. Gotta hate these ‘slideshow’ articles.

    We managed to kill off actual slideshows with the demise of film. But then someone got all nostalgic for them and here we are with ‘slideshows’ at professional websites on the Internet. Boggled. 😯

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