Search for dissertations about: "socially responsible investments"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words socially responsible investments.

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

    Author : Magnus Jansson; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 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

  2. 2. Economic Implications of Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Investments

    Author : Cristiana Manescu; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Corporate Social Responsibility; Strategic CSR; Socially Responsible Investments; Sustainability; Firm Profitability; Stock Returns; Statistical Learning Techniques; Variable Selection; Smooth Splines; Regression Trees; Data Envelopment Analysis; Difference-GMM; Risk-Factor Test; Market Efficiency; Control Functions Approach.;

    Abstract : Paper 1 (with Catalin Starica): This study conducts an in-depth analysis of the association between a unique ten-dimensional set of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scores and firm profitability, as measured by Return on Assets (ROA). We find that non-linear (semi or non-parametric) regression methods bring important improvements in explaining profitability relative to a classical linear approach. READ MORE

  3. 3. Individual investors and socially responsible mutual funds

    Author : Nicha Lapanan; Jörgen Hellström; Rickard Olsson; Maximilian Wimmer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : 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

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

    Author : Joakim Sandberg; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 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

  5. 5. Contextualising Constructions of Corporate Social Responsibility : Social Embeddedness in Discourse and Institutional Contexts

    Author : Brita Backlund Rambaree; Barbara Hobson; Charlotta Stern; Dima Jamali; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; corporate social responsibility; CSR; institutional theory; Foucault; context; embeddedness; institutions; new institutionalism; institutional complementarity; discursive institutionalism; institutional work; responsible investment; SRI; social constructionism; discourse; power; qualitative content analysis; self-reporting; abductive approach; interpretative repertoires; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : ‘Corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) and ‘socially responsible investment’ (SRI) have become predominant frameworks connecting business to society that have spread across the globe. They comprise a shared set of ideas and practices, such as those promoted in global reporting standards and by international organisations such as the UN Global Compact. READ MORE