Socially Responsible Investing
SRI funds, or socially resposible investing funds use screeners to determine which stocks meet a conciouss investors' needs.
SocialFunds.com has an overview and general list.
I also have a few links on the sidebar that help explain why the funds are good for some people and how they work.
Check out GreenMoney Journal for some basics and more links.
I don't want to rehash their screeners, but they find stocks that have a certain level of environmental reporting, or avoid companies that have questionable ethics. Most of these funds have averaged around 7% on before tax returns with some years reaching way into the double digits. For instance the Pax Balanced fund, according to their april 2005 prospectus, had negative numbers for 2001 (-9.09%) and 2002 (-8.86%)......while 2003 saw a 17.27% return and 2004 had 13.39%. In their prospectus, as with any, they note past performance is not a very good predictor of future performance. This has a lot to do with the economy and mindset of consumers, as well as the manager which can have a a good/bad year.
Here is what the Sierra Club has and you can see how the holdings are to your taste:
Sierra Club Fund Facts
Bank of America
McCormick & Co.