Dreyfus Corp. said it has started selling a socially responsible fund, the $1.2 billion Dreyfus Premier Third Century Fund, through third parties to boost distribution.

The fund, formerly called the Dreyfus Third Century Fund, became available through financial advisers, broker-dealers, and other financial intermediaries on Aug. 31, said New York-based Dreyfus, Mellon Bank Corp.'s asset management arm.

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