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The Next Generation of Responsible Investing

Hebb, Tessa (Ed.)

2012, XVIII, 258 p.

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  • Highlights emerging trends in responsible investing
  • Examines the impacts of the financial crisis on responsible investing
  • Provides new insights in sustainable, long-term investing
  • Looks at responsible investing in new asset classes

In the face of the recent financial crisis there is increased focus on long-term investment strategies. This is particularly true for institutional investors who manage our retirement savings. Simultaneously there is increased demand that financial assets be invested with an understanding of long-term environmental and social sustainability. Responsible investing provides a long-term sustainable investment strategy that values environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decision-making. Responsible Investing has always had a broad mandate. Put simply, it is a long-term sustainable investment strategy that seeks to reduce risk in investment portfolios through managing ESG issues in today’s corporations.  The Next Generation of Responsible Investment explores this topic in an edited volume intended for those with an interest in finance and business.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Avoioding the NExt Financial Crisis - CalPERS - Corporate engagement - Credit Crisis - ESG - Emerging Equity Markets - Environmental, Social and Governance - Equity Markets Principles - Ethics - Fiduciary Duties - Fiduciary Relationships - Financial Crisis - Good Corporate Citizen - Governance - Human Rights - Human Rights Portfolio Risk - Market Performance - Marketization - Marketization of Ethics - Pension Funds - Responsible Investing - Responsible Property Investing - SRI - Shareholder - Shareholder Engagement - Shareholder Salience - Social Behaviour - Socially Responsible Investing - Sustainable Investing

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Business & Management for Professionals - Finance & Banking - Financial Economics

Table of contents 

Acknowledgements.- About the Contributors.- Chapter 1:  Introduction - The Next Generation of Responsible Investing;  Tessa Hebb.- Chapter 2: After the Credit Crisis - the Future of Sustainable Investing; Cary Krosinsky, Nick Robins and Stephen Viederman.- Chapter 3: Putting Sustainable Investing into Practice: A governance framework for pension funds; Claire Woods and Roger Urwin.- Chapter 4: Avoiding the Next Financial Crisis; Michael Musuraca.- Chapter 5: From Fiduciary Duties to Fiduciary Relationships for Socially Responsible Investment; Benjamin J. Richardson.- Chapter 6:  Effective Shareholder Engagement: The factors that contribute to shareholder salience; James Gifford.- Chapter 7: Measuring the Impact of Engagement in Canada; Tessa Hebb, Heather Hachigian, and Rupert Allen.- Chapter 8: The Good Corporate Citizen; Ed Waitzer and Johnny Jaswal.- Chapter 9: Misdeeds Matter: Long-Term Stock Price Performance after the Filing of Class-Action Lawsuits; Rob Bauer and Robin Braun.- Chapter 10: Targeted Responsible Investing; Tom Croft.- Chapter 11: Social investment and responsible investment: Their relationship and intersections in the mining industry; Caitlin McElroy.- Reference List.- Index.

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