Essays about: "SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE"

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  1. 1. Barriers for Responsible Investments: Facilitating a Greener Economy : -A Multiple Case Study of Asset Management Companies

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle; Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle

    Author : Alexander Olausson; Charlie Essland; [2018]
    Keywords : Sustainability; Socially Responsible Investing; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable Business Models; Sustainable Banking;

    Abstract : Purpose – The purpose of this research is to develop and contribute with an improved understanding of socially responsible investing and its barriers within the asset management sector. To accomplish the purpose of this research, four areas have been investigated; sustainability, business models, socially responsible investing, and barriers for socially responsible investing. READ MORE

  2. 2. Money Talks-Institutional Investors' Ability to Affect Their Holdings Using Norm Based Exclusions and Dialogues

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för finansiell ekonomi

    Author : Jakob Kalbe; Martin Warin; [2018]
    Keywords : Norm-based Exclusions; Investor Dialogues; Socially Responsible Investments; Institutional Investors; Climate Change;

    Abstract : Institutional investors hold unique power, as they can use SRI-strategies to change the behavior of companies not contributing to a sustainable development. While most studies that are investigating investors' usage of SRI-strategies are focused on the financial implications in terms of returns, this paper focus solely on the environmental performance of holdings affected by the SRI-strategies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Strategies in Funds During Financial Crises

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    Author : Gustav Borg; Gustav Zimmerman; [2017-07-03]
    Keywords : Socially responsible investments; fund performance; market states; bull; bear; return;

    Abstract : This paper investigates the performance of socially responsible investment (SRI) funds in northern and continental Europe. The study compares SRI funds to non-SRI funds in different market states by analyzing monthly returns of equally weighted fund portfolios using the Carhart four-factor model and the Fama French five factor model. READ MORE

  4. 4. Investing in gender equal companies - an attractive strategy?

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering; Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för finansiell ekonomi

    Author : Christina Engelberth; Julia Hellgren; [2017]
    Keywords : gender equality; performance; risk; socially responsible investing; trading strategy;

    Abstract : In this thesis we investigate whether gender equality enhances firm performance, if equal firms are less risky compared to unequal firms and if investors can profit from this. To evaluate performance and risk we create trading strategies and form portfolios of equal and unequal companies during the period March 2011 to August 2016. READ MORE

  5. 5. Socially responsible mutual fund activism - evidence from socially responsible mutual fund proxy voting and exit behavior

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Paksiree Chantrakooptungool; Jingxiao Du; [2017]
    Keywords : socially responsible mutual funds; proxy voting; exit; shareholder activism; socially responsible investment;

    Abstract : We investigate whether socially responsible mutual funds attempt to make positive changes when casting proxy votes of their portfolio firms. Our data covers 232,680 voting decisions made by 41 socially responsible mutual funds voted on between July 2011 and June 2016. READ MORE