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Socially Responsible Investment in a Global Environment

Hung-Gay Fung, Tsiang Chair Professor of Chinese Studies, College of Business Administration, University of Missouri – St Louis, US, Sheryl A. Law, Peregreen Group LLC, US and Jot Yau, Robert D. O’Brien Endowed Chair of Business Administration and Professor of Finance, Seattle University, US
Socially responsible investment (SRI) is becoming increasingly popular and can be potentially rewarding to all parties concerned. This book discusses the opportunities, challenges, and practices of SRI in a global financial environment in a consistent and integrated framework of risk management. It also covers a wide variety of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues related to various participants, such as values-based retail, institutional investors, corporations, banks, supranational agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
Extent: 192 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84844 213 9
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Socially responsible investment (SRI) is becoming increasingly popular and can be potentially rewarding to all parties concerned. This book discusses the opportunities, challenges, and practices of SRI in a global financial environment in a consistent and integrated framework of risk management. It also covers a wide variety of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues related to various participants, such as values-based retail, institutional investors, corporations, banks, supranational agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Readers are provided with the perspectives of SRI from various players in the financial community – from values-based investors to fiduciaries to supranational agencies. The authors analyse the incorporation of ESG issues into investment practices within a regulatory, legal, reputational, and operational risk management framework.

Academics, corporate executives, government regulators and policymakers, bankers, and non-governmental organizations involved with sustainable development will find much of interest in this book.
‘. . . the book is engaging and informative, and provides useful insights to the reader whether an educator, practitioner, student, investor, banker, public agency, or NGO. It would be appropriate for library collections and as a text in the tertiary education sector.’
– Bishnu Sharma, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

‘The authors have done an excellent job explaining the development and practice of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). Under the recent recognition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia and its strong emphasis by US and European corporations, this book provides important guidance to students and professionals who are interested in the effects and implications of SRI. This book is truly informative and should be on the reading list of all fund managers and CFOs of international corporations which are serious about CSR.’
– Louis T.W. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

‘Individual investors and corporate heads have the responsibility to keep abreast of major changes in the marketplace. Socially responsible investment is one of those changes. Fung, Law and Yau provide, in a single source, a great opportunity to get up to date on an area that will be a force for years to come. I encourage any thoughtful investor or manager to read this book.’
– Thomas Schneeweis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
Contents: 1. Socially Responsible Investment: Opportunities, Challenges, and Practices 2. SRI Approaches and Criteria 3. Incentives, Alternatives, and Financial Performance of SRI 4. Environmental Issues 5. Social, Ethical, and Religious Issues 6. Corporate Governance Issues, Corporate Policy, and Corporate Social Responsibility Practices 7. Practice of SRI by Institutional Investors, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Supranational Agencies 8. Socially Responsible Investment and Global Banking 9. Outlook and Conclusion Index