Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists
A detailed look at the role of social responsibility in finance and investing
The concept of socially responsible finance and investing continues to grow, especially in the wake of one of the most devastating financial crises in history. This includes responsibility from the corporate side (corporate social responsibility) as well as the investor side (socially responsible investing) of the capital markets. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing offers an important basis of knowledge regarding both the theory and practice of this ever-evolving area of finance.
As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book showcases contributed chapters from professionals and academics with extensive expertise on this particular subject. It provides a comprehensive view of socially responsible foundations and their applications to finance and investing as determined by the current state of research.
Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of the social responsibilities of all investment practices. The recent financial crisis and recession has changed the financial landscape for years to come and Socially Responsible Finance and Investing is a timely guide to help us navigate this difficult terrain.
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PARTI Foundations and Key Concepts
Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Models and Social Entrepreneurship
Fiduciary and Other Legal Duties
International and Cultural Views
Social Environmental and Trust Issues in Business
Religion and Finance
Use and Misuse of Financial Secrecy
Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate
Measuring Responsibility to the Different
Institutional Investor Activism
Social Activism and Nongovernmental Organizations
Corporate Socially Responsible Investments
SRI Mutual Fund and Index Performance
Externalities in Financial Decision Making
Real Estate and Society
Federal Housing Policies and the Recent Financial
Predatory Lending and Socially