Showing result 1 - 5 of 86 essays containing the words SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. The financial consequenses of being responsible – An Emphirical study of the relationship between corporate social responsibility and profitability

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Levi Östling; Victor Hedman Rahm; [2016-06-29]
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    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate if there is a relationship between CSR and profitability in American companies within the pharmaceutical industry, the bank industry and the oil and gas industry, and if this relationship is affected by industry belonging. During the last several decades, interest in CSR has increased and it is today a central part of the business environment. READ MORE

  3. 3. The importance of ego or eco? : A quantitative approach to the searched value of consuming socially responsible products: the case of Blumenau, Brazil 

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap; Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap

    Author : Julia Roos; Ove Robin Granström; [2016]
    Keywords : social responsibility; the self; purchase motives; identity; image; welfare development;

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  4. 4. Development Finance Institutions’ Effect on The Fund Manager’s Investment Decisions : Balancing Financial Performance Goals and Development Impact Objectives

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi

    Author : Alexander Adolfssson; Marie Åström; [2016]
    Keywords : DFI; Development Finance Institutions; MDFI; Multilateral Development Finance Institutions; SEE; SRI; Socially Responsible Invesments; CSR; NGO; SIDA; DEG; FM; SME; Multiplier Effect; Agent Theory; Stakeholder Theory; Qualitative; Subjectivism; Objectivism; Postitivsm; Intepretivism; Investment Behavior; Standard Asset Pricing Model; ESG; Sin Industries; Principle-agent Theory; Positivist Agent Thoery; Agent Conflict; Incentives; Investment Behvaior; Optimal contracts; Descriptive Stakeholder Thoery; Convergent Stakeholder Theory; Stakeholder; Shareholder; Financial Performance; Development Impact; Hands-off model; Direct-involvement model; Affirmative Behavior; Aviodance Behavior; Tripple Bottom Line; Agent; Principle; Control; Fund Manager;

    Abstract : Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have played a crucial role in moving socially responsibility considerations up on the private equity industry’s agenda. DFIs add a development impact criterion to traditional financial performance goals in the investment industry and play a catalytic role by mobilizing other investors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Disclosure of firms’ environmental performance : does the SV approach reduce efficiency losses from asymmetric information?

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Jannike Hising; [2016]
    Keywords : asymmetric information; efficiency losses; social cost of CO2; socially responsible investment; sustainability assessment; sustainable value;

    Abstract : Sustainability assessment of corporates has been recognized as an important and powerful tool to support a shift towards a sustainable development. In order to regulate activities with negative externalities and make socially responsible investment decisions, information and methods provided by third parties have become key instruments for investors and policy makers to mitigate market failures. READ MORE