Showing result 1 - 5 of 94 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. Socio-Economically Responsible Investing and Income Inequality in the USA

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : David Brown; [2017]
    Keywords : Portfolio Theory; SRI; Socially Responsible Investing; Poverty; Multi Index Model; Investment Model;

    Abstract : To add to the tools currently available to combat income inequality in the United States an investment fund type is proposed, justified, described, and created using historical asset returns from 1960 to 2015. By focusing on two socio-economic indicators of poverty, inflation and unemployment rates, this fund, when marketed to investors who live near, at, or below the poverty line, seeks to increase returns during times of increased strain on the economies of the poor. READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. 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