Showing result 1 - 5 of 96 essays containing the words SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE.

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

    University essay from

    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

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Gender diversified board’s impact on firm performance and stock volatility : A quantitative study examining Swedish, Danish and Finnish listed firms

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för ekonomistyrning och logistik (ELO); Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för ekonomistyrning och logistik (ELO)

    Author : Gustav Johannesson; Martin Westport; [2017]
    Keywords : Gender Equality; Board Diversity; Board Composition; Firm Performance; Stock Volatility; Socially Responsible Investment;

    Abstract : Board gender diversity has been on the corporate agenda for several years, despite numerous gender diversity initiatives around the EU-Member States, women remain underrepresented in the boardroom. There is an intense debate and the problem is frequently raised and discussed by politicians, journalists, shareholders and investors. READ MORE

  5. 5. From seed to soap : a study of seaweed farming on Zanzibar and how foreign investments can createemployment opportunities for independent female seaweed farmers

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Linda Jonsson; [2017]
    Keywords : Zanzibar; Paje village; seaweed farming; employment opportunity; natural resource management; rural development;

    Abstract : Zanzibar is the world’s third biggest exporter of seaweed but the industry is currently facing challenges such as rising sea temperatures and falling market prices. Today, independents female seaweed farmers live on the border of the extreme poverty line and are struggling with hazardous working conditions. READ MORE