David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 33 (3):191 - 198 (2001)
This article discusses socially responsible investing (SRI) and tobacco. SRI allows investors, both institutional and individual, to express their concerns and make their social and ethical stands known to the companies they invest in and patronize. The tobacco industry is active in every country on the globe and generates huge profits, while tobacco use is responsible for 4 million deaths every year.The authors explore past and current views on investment in tobacco, partly based on a survey conducted by the Tobacco Free Initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). There is clearly a trend toward divestment from tobacco for both ethical and financial reasons. Tobacco-free investments can be both ethically sound and financially profitable.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
E. Breton & W. Sherlaw (2011). Examining Tobacco Control Strategies and Aims Through a Social Justice Lens: An Application of Sen's Capability Approach. Public Health Ethics 4 (2):149-159.
A. Bitton & N. Eyal (2011). Too Poor To Treat? The Complex Ethics of Cost-Effective Tobacco Policy in the Developing World. Public Health Ethics 4 (2):109-120.
Nathaniel Wander & Ruth E. Malone (2007). Keeping Public Institutions Invested in Tobacco. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (2):161 - 176.
Joakim Sandberg (2008). The Ethics of Investing: Making Money or Making a Difference? Dissertation, University of Gothenburg
Katherina Glac (2009). Understanding Socially Responsible Investing: The Effect of Decision Frames and Trade-Off Options. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):41 - 55.
William R. Pasewark & Mark E. Riley (2010). It's a Matter of Principle: The Role of Personal Values in Investment Decisions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 93 (2):237 - 253.
Joakim Sandberg (2007). Should I Invest with My Conscience? Business Ethics: A European Review 16 (1):71–86.
Steve Schueth (2003). Socially Responsible Investing in the United States. Journal of Business Ethics 43 (3):189 - 194.
Céline Louche, Daniel Arenas & Katinka C. Cranenburgh (2012). From Preaching to Investing: Attitudes of Religious Organisations Towards Responsible Investment. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 110 (3):301-320.
Guido Palazzo & Ulf Richter (2005). CSR Business as Usual? The Case of the Tobacco Industry. Journal of Business Ethics 61 (4):387 - 401.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #136,407 of 1,011,903 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,700 of 1,011,903 )
How can I increase my downloads?