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  1. A Speech-Act Model for Talking to Management. Building a Framework for Evaluating Communication Within the SRI Engagement Process.Wim Vandekerckhove, Jos Leys & Dirk Van Braeckel - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 82 (1):77 - 91.
    Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) has grown considerably over the past three decades. One form of SRI, engagement-SRI, is today by far the most practiced form of SRI (in assets managed) and has the potential to mainstream SRI even further. However, lack of formalized engagement procedures and evaluation tools leave the engagement practice too opaque for such a mainstreaming. This article can be considered as a first step in the development of a standard for the engagement practice. By developing an engagement (...)
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  • Ethical Investing: Ethical Investors and Managers.Richard Hudson - 2005 - Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (4):641-657.
    “Ethical investing” is interpreted in the following paper to be the use of non-financial normative criteria by investors in the choice ofsecurities for their portfolios.Ethical investors may aim at fulfilling duties they feel they have, possibly including increasing the amount of good in society through theconsequences of their buying and selling behavior. The main duties are those of not-profiting from bad corporate behavior and of punishing bad (or rewarding good) firms. The main consequence desired is that managers manage corporations in (...)
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  • Investing and Intentions in Financial Markets.Carl David Mildenberger - 2019 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 15 (1):71-94.
    Ethical investors are widely thought of as having two main goals. The negative goal of avoiding their investments to be morally tainted. The positive goal to further a certain ethical value they embrace or some normatively laden idea they hold by investing their money in a certain company. In light of these goals, the purpose of this paper is to provide an account of how we can explicitly include investors’ intentions when conceiving of ethical investment. The central idea is that (...)
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  • Socially Responsible Investment and Fiduciary Duty: Putting the Freshfields Report Into Perspective.Joakim Sandberg - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 101 (1):143-162.
    A critical issue for the future growth and impact of socially responsible investment (SRI) is whether institutional investors are legally permitted to engage in it – in particular whether it is compatible with the fiduciary duties of trustees. An ambitious report from the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), commonly referred to as the ‘Freshfields report’, has recently given rise to considerable optimism on this issue among proponents of SRI. The present article puts the arguments of the Freshfields (...)
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  • The Ethics of Investing: Making Money or Making a Difference?Joakim Sandberg - 2008 - Dissertation, University of Gothenburg
    The concepts of 'ethical' and 'socially responsible' investment (SRI) have become increasingly popular in recent years and funds which offer this kind of investment have attracted many individual inve... merstors. The present book addresses the issue of 'How ought one to invest?' by critically engaging with the ideas of the proponents of this movement about what makes 'ethical' investing ethical. The standard suggestion that ethical investing simply consists in refraining from investing in certain 'morally unacceptable companies' is criticised for being (...)
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  • Think Global, Invest Responsible: Why the Private Equity Industry Goes Green. [REVIEW]Patricia Crifo & Vanina D. Forget - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 116 (1):21-48.
    The growth of socially responsible investment (SRI) on public financial markets has drawn considerable academic attention over the last decade. Discarding from the previous literature, this article sets up to analyze the Private Equity channel, which is shown to have the potentiality to foster sustainable practices in unlisted companies. The fast integration of the environmental, social and governance issues by mainstream Private Equity investors is unveiled and appears to have benefited from the maturation of SRI on public financial markets and (...)
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  • Selection of Socially Responsible Portfolios Using Hedonic Prices.Amelia Bilbao-Terol, Mar Arenas-Parra, Verónica Cañal-Fernández & Celia Bilbao-Terol - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 115 (3):515-529.
    This paper presents a novel framework for selecting socially responsible investment (SRI) portfolios. The Hedonic Price Method (HPM) is applied to obtain an evaluation of SRI criteria that is integrated into a multi-objective mathematical programming model. The HPM breaks away from the traditional view that goods are the direct object of utility; on the contrary, it assumes that utility is derived from the properties or characteristics of the goods themselves. As far as the investment decision is concerned, we assume that (...)
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  • It’s a Matter of Principle: The Role of Personal Values in Investment Decisions.William R. Pasewark & Mark E. Riley - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 93 (2):237-253.
    We investigate the role of personal values in an investment decision in a controlled experimental setting. Participants were asked to choose an investment in a bond issued by a tobacco company or a bond issued by a non-tobacco company that offered an equal or sometimes lower yield. We then surveyed the participants regarding their feelings toward tobacco use to determine whether these values influenced their investment decision. Using factor analysis, we identified investment- and tobacco-related dimensions on which participants’ responses tended (...)
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  • Firms Talk, Suppliers Walk: Analyzing the Locus of Greenwashing in the Blame Game and Introducing ‘Vicarious Greenwashing’.Marta Pizzetti, Lucia Gatti & Peter Seele - forthcoming - Journal of Business Ethics:1-18.
    Greenwashing is a phenomenon that is linked to scandals that often occur at the supply-chain level. Nevertheless, research on this subject remains in its infancy; much more is needed to advance our understanding of stakeholders’ reactions to greenwashing. We propose here a new typology of greenwashing, based on the locus of discrepancy, i.e. the point along the supply-chain where the discrepancy between ‘responsible words’ and ‘irresponsible walks’ occurs. With three experiments, we tested how the different forms of greenwashing affect stakeholders’ (...)
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  • The Financial Performance of a Socially Responsible Investment Over Time and a Possible Link with Corporate Social Responsibility.Greig A. Mill - 2006 - Journal of Business Ethics 63 (2):131-148.
    This paper empirically examines the financial performance of a UK unit trust that was initially “conventional” and later adopted socially responsible investment (SRI) principles (ethical investment principles). Comparison is made with three similar conventional funds whose investment objectives remained unchanged. Analysis techniques employed in previous studies find similar results: mean risk-adjusted performance is unchanged by the switch to SRI, with no evidence of over-or under-performance relative to the benchmark market index by any of the four funds. More interestingly, changes in (...)
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  • Measuring Investors' Socially Responsible Preferences in Mutual Funds.Iván Barreda-Tarrazona, Juan Carlos Matallín-Sáez & Mª Rosario Balaguer-Franch - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 103 (2):305-330.
    The aim of this study is to analyze investor behavior towards socially responsible mutual funds. The analysis is based on an experimental study where a sample of individuals takes investment decisions under different parameters of information about the investment alternatives and expected returns. In the experiment, each participant decides how to distribute an investment budget between two funds, returns on which are uncertain and change over time. Two treatments are conducted, each providing a different degree of information on the socially (...)
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  • Understanding Socially Responsible Investing: The Effect of Decision Frames and Trade-Off Options. [REVIEW]Katherina Glac - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):41 - 55.
    Over the past two decades, the phenomenon of socially responsible investing has become more widespread. However, knowledge about the individual socially responsible investor is largely limited to descriptive and comparative accounts. The question of "why do some investors practice socially responsible investing and others don't?" is therefore still largely unanswered. To address this shortcoming in the current literature, this paper develops a model of the decision to invest socially responsibly that is grounded in the cognition literature. The hypotheses proposed in (...)
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  • It’s a Matter of Principle: The Role of Personal Values in Investment Decisions. [REVIEW]William R. Pasewark & Mark E. Riley - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 93 (2):237 - 253.
    We investigate the role of personal values in an investment decision in a controlled experimental setting. Participants were asked to choose an investment in a bond issued by a tobacco company or a bond issued by a non-tobacco company that offered an equal or sometimes lower yield. We then surveyed the participants regarding their feelings toward tobacco use to determine whether these values influenced their investment decision. Using factor analysis, we identified investment- and tobacco-related dimensions on which participants’ responses tended (...)
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  • Exploring Factors That Influence Social Retail Investors’ Decisions: Evidence From Desjardins Fund.Dominique Diouf, Tessa Hebb & El Hadji Touré - 2016 - Journal of Business Ethics 134 (1):45-67.
    Most studies on the choices, motivations and behavior of investors consist of segmentations focused on socio-demographic characteristics such as age, income, education level, etc. Such approaches seem to simplify, even mutilate, reality by aggregating data about observable variables and considering investors as homogeneous groups. These perspectives are inspired by a scientific approach that consists of separating in order to better understand the observed phenomena. By considering individual as a “homo economicus”, that is to say, a rational and autonomous individual who (...)
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  • An Empirical Analysis of the Demand of Spanish Religious Groups and Charities for Socially Responsible Investments.Carmen Valor & Marta de la Cuesta - 2007 - Business Ethics 16 (2):175–190.
  • The Social Responsibility Performance of Ethical and Solidarity Funds: An Approach to the Case of Spain.Maria Jesus Munoz-Torres, Maria Angeles Fernandez-Izquierdo & Maria Rosario Balaguer-Franch - 2004 - Business Ethics 13 (2-3):200-218.
  • An Empirical Analysis of the Demand of Spanish Religious Groups and Charities for Socially Responsible Investments.Carmen Valor & Marta de la Cuesta - 2007 - Business Ethics: A European Review 16 (2):175-190.
  • The Social Responsibility Performance of Ethical and Solidarity Funds: An Approach to the Case of Spain.Maria Jesus Munoz-Torres, Maria Angeles Fernandez-Izquierdo & Maria Rosario Balaguer-Franch - 2004 - Business Ethics: A European Review 13 (2-3):200-218.
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  • Good Money, Bad Money: The Case of Socially Responsible Investment in UK.Alan Lewis - 2001 - World Futures 56 (4):399-408.
    (2001). Good money, bad money: The case of socially responsible investment in UK. World Futures: Vol. 56, Values, Ethics and Econmics, Part II, pp. 399-408.
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