Search for dissertations about: "ethical investment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words ethical investment.

  1. 1. The Ethics of Investing. Making Money or Making a Difference?

    Author : Joakim Sandberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; ethical investment; ethical investing; socially responsible investment; socially responsible investing; ethical funds; screening; shareholder activism; sin stocks; active shareholding; corporate governance; responsible ownership; relationship investing; philanthropy; speculation; the stock market; annual general meeting; investor influence; consistency; conscientiousness; collective responsibility; generalisation test; pragmatism; consequentialism; demandingness; applied ethics; ethics; moral philosophy;

    Abstract : 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 investors. 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. READ MORE

  2. 2. Consumer decision making in a complex environment : Examining the decision making process of socially responsible mutual fund investors

    Author : Jonas Nilsson; Sofia Isberg; Tommy Nöhr Jensen; Anna-Carin Nordvall; Tina Harrison; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Consumer decision making; complex decision making environments; socially responsible investment; ethical investment; mutual funds; private investment; Business studies; Företagsekonomi; företagsekonomi; Business Studies;

    Abstract : During the last few decades, "regular people" have become increasingly involved with investing in the stock market. One way of doing this, which has become more and more popular, is to invest in mutual funds. The mutual fund industry has, due to its explosive growth, been described as a success story of the 20th century. READ MORE

  3. 3. Psychological influences on adoption of socially responsible investment

    Author : Magnus Jansson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Socially responsible investments; values; attitudes; financial beliefs;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines psychological factors that motivate and impede different types of investors to integrate social and environmental considerations when investing. Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) may cover several associated concepts such as ethical investments, sustainable investments, responsible investments and any other investment processes that combine investors´ financial objectives with concerns about environmental and social issues. READ MORE

  4. 4. Power generation choice in the presence of environmental externalities

    Author : Thomas Sundqvist; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This dissertation consists of an introductory part and six self-contained papers, all related to the issue of power generation choice in the presence of environmental externalities. Paper 1 provides a critical survey of a large number of electricity externality studies carried out during the last decades, and discusses a number of conceptual, policy-related and, in some cases, unresolved questions in the economic valuation of electricity externalities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Individual investors and socially responsible mutual funds

    Author : Nicha Lapanan; Jörgen Hellström; Rickard Olsson; Maximilian Wimmer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; individual investors; mutual funds; socially responsible investing; prosocial preference;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the behavior of individual investors towards socially responsible mutual funds. The results are reported in the four self-contained papers.Paper [I] profiles SR individual investors. READ MORE