COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -  The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has announced a call for papers for the 2010 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing. To be considered for the $5,000 prize, studies must be submitted by June 30, 2010.

The competition is open to authors of studies relevant to responsible investing. Studies may be published or unpublished, but unpublished studies should be appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Entries are reviewed by an independent jury of scholars and investment professionals. The winner is determined based on significance to practitioners of responsible investing, appropriateness and rigor of quantitative methods, and novelty of results.

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The Moskowitz Prize is awarded annually at the SRI in the Rockies Conference, the largest and longest running conference serving investors and investment professionals in the sustainable and responsible investment industry. It remains the only global award recognizing outstanding research on socially responsible investing.

Last year's prize was awarded to David Baron of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Maretno Harjoto of Pepperdine University, and Hoje Jo of Santa Clara University for their paper "The Economics and Politics of Corporate Social Performance."

The 2010 winner will be announced at the 21st Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference in San Antonio on November 19, 2010. Over 650 participants from around the world are expected to gather in San Antonio. The annual conference is produced by First Affirmative Financial Network in collaboration with other organizations within the SRI industry.

About the Haas School of Business
As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley is one of the world's leading producers of new ideas and knowledge.

About SRI in the Rockies
The SRI in the Rockies Conference is the premier annual gathering of the sustainable and responsible investment industry in North America.

About First Affirmative
First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC is an independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-56587) specializing in socially responsible investment management and consulting, and supports a nationwide network of investment professionals.

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First Affirmative and SRI in the Rockies