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4 Favorite Socially Responsible Stocks, 3 Surprising Ones

When it comes to interesting initiatives that give companies a competitive advantage in the socially responsible area, some stocks are no-brainers. Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM  ) , Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX  ) , Chipotle (NYSE: CMG  ) , and Costco (NASDAQ: COST  ) have all gotten plenty of attention for their responsible views on business.

On the other hand, others come as quite a surprise. Trash hauler Waste Management (NYSE: WM  ) doesn't sound particularly green. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo don't have the greatest reputations in some areas of responsibility, but they're trying to evolve their businesses for a future of changing consumer tastes.

Motley Fool senior analyst Alyce Lomax discusses these companies. With the exception of Coke, they have all been purchased for the real-money Prosocial Portfolio she manages for Fool.com.

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Alyce Lomax
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Alyce Lomax is a columnist for Fool.com and an analyst for Motley Fool One. She specializes in environmental, social, and governance investing topics, and from November 2010 through June 2015, she managed the real-money Prosocial Portfolio, which integrated socially responsible investing factors into stock analysis.

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