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New developments in Social Investing by public pensions
A.H. Munnell; A. Chen / Center for Retirement Research, Boston College 2016
Social investing is the pursuit of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals through investment decisions. Public pension funds have been active in this arena since the 1970s, when many divested from apartheid South Africa. Th...
Investment Liberalization and Facilitation toward AEC 2015
R.M. Aldaba / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2012
The paper examines the state of investment liberalization and facilitation in the Philippines and suggests policy measures to enable the country to comply with its ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 commitments. Based on interviews a...
Business group ownership of banks: issues and implications
A.T. Deb / Institute of Economic Growth, India 2010
Banks perform the critical role of financial intermediation between households (savings surplus economic units) and firms (savings-deficit units), whereby they mobilize and aggregate small savings, and package and deliver them in the ...
Report examining changes in business engagement with climate change from 2007 to 2012
A. Varnäs / Stockholm Environment Institute 2013
In order to assess how business perception of and engagement with climate change has evolved over recent years, the Stockholm Environment Institute and Combat Climate Change (3C) have produced this report featuring comparative analysi...
Encouraging Asian pension funds to work towards a responsible future
The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia 2009
Asia's pension funds are among the largest and fastest growing pools of capital in the region and their influence in the capital markets will continue to grow, especially as asset allocations diversify. The integration of environmenta...
Opportunities for sustainable business practice in MENA to address development needs
D. Petkoski; M. Jarvis; C. Brady / Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait 2009
The economic turmoil brought about by the financial crisis of 2008, compounded by the impacts of a food crisis and pending climate change, has exacerbated many of the existing development challenges in the Middle East and North Africa...
The influence of morality on corporate behaviour in Malaysia and the US
A. Z. Pitluck / Social Science Research Network 2008
This paper addresses the puzzle of why the inclusion of non-financial social justice or religious criteria by professional fund managers has been so popular in Malaysia and yet has had to date relatively little influence in the United...
Social returns in microfinance management and investment
J. Chen; N. Biggar / Grameen Foundation USA 2008
As more investors enter into the microfinance market, it is increasingly clear that they are not binary - either purely social or purely commercial. Most investors fit into a spectrum where the role of social performance along this co...
Impact of CSR on capital market
L. Becchetti; R. Ciciretti; I. Hasan / Social Science Research Network 2009
This paper investigates the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the capital market by tracing the market reaction to corporate entry and exit from the Domini 400 Social Index, recognized as a CSR benchmark, between 1990 and 2...
How to create successful social investment?
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation 2008
Many social investment programmes fail to generate the goodwill that companies hope for and instead become a burden beyond the originally intended period. This guidance document addresses the question of how to create successful and s...
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New developments in Social Investing by public pensions
A.H. Munnell; A. Chen / Center for Retirement Research, Boston College 2016
Social investing is the pursuit of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals through investment decisions. Public pension funds have been active in this arena since the 1970s, when many divested from apartheid South Africa. Th...
Investment Liberalization and Facilitation toward AEC 2015
R.M. Aldaba / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2012
The paper examines the state of investment liberalization and facilitation in the Philippines and suggests policy measures to enable the country to comply with its ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 commitments. Based on interviews a...
Business group ownership of banks: issues and implications
A.T. Deb / Institute of Economic Growth, India 2010
Banks perform the critical role of financial intermediation between households (savings surplus economic units) and firms (savings-deficit units), whereby they mobilize and aggregate small savings, and package and deliver them in the ...
Report examining changes in business engagement with climate change from 2007 to 2012
A. Varnäs / Stockholm Environment Institute 2013
In order to assess how business perception of and engagement with climate change has evolved over recent years, the Stockholm Environment Institute and Combat Climate Change (3C) have produced this report featuring comparative analysi...
Encouraging Asian pension funds to work towards a responsible future
The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia 2009
Asia's pension funds are among the largest and fastest growing pools of capital in the region and their influence in the capital markets will continue to grow, especially as asset allocations diversify. The integration of environmenta...
Opportunities for sustainable business practice in MENA to address development needs
D. Petkoski; M. Jarvis; C. Brady / Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait 2009
The economic turmoil brought about by the financial crisis of 2008, compounded by the impacts of a food crisis and pending climate change, has exacerbated many of the existing development challenges in the Middle East and North Africa...
The influence of morality on corporate behaviour in Malaysia and the US
A. Z. Pitluck / Social Science Research Network 2008
This paper addresses the puzzle of why the inclusion of non-financial social justice or religious criteria by professional fund managers has been so popular in Malaysia and yet has had to date relatively little influence in the United...
Social returns in microfinance management and investment
J. Chen; N. Biggar / Grameen Foundation USA 2008
As more investors enter into the microfinance market, it is increasingly clear that they are not binary - either purely social or purely commercial. Most investors fit into a spectrum where the role of social performance along this co...
Impact of CSR on capital market
L. Becchetti; R. Ciciretti; I. Hasan / Social Science Research Network 2009
This paper investigates the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the capital market by tracing the market reaction to corporate entry and exit from the Domini 400 Social Index, recognized as a CSR benchmark, between 1990 and 2...
How to create successful social investment?
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation 2008
Many social investment programmes fail to generate the goodwill that companies hope for and instead become a burden beyond the originally intended period. This guidance document addresses the question of how to create successful and s...
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FairPensions
FairPensions is a charity calling for responsible investment by UK pension funds. It argues that "as owners of about a fifth of the UK stock market, pension funds have the power to challenge companies to improve their behaviour. FairPensions believes that pension funds should consider their members' values - instead many pension funds invest in companies that undermine human rights and damage...
European Social Investment Forum (EUROSIF)
Eurosif, European Social Investment Forum, was created in 2001 to serve as an umbrella association to cover socially responsible investment issues at the European level. The approach to SRI has specific national characteristics linked to the particularities of the structure of financial markets and the legislative and cultural environments of each country. Eurosif takes these factors i...
The Equator Principles
The Principles are intended to serve as a common baseline and framework for the implementation by each Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFI) of its own internal social and environmental policies, procedures and standards related to its project financing activities. Implementing organisations will not provide loans to projects where the borrower will not or is unable to comply with...
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
There is a growing view among investment professionals that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give appropriate consideration to these issues, but to date have lacked a framework for doing so. The Principles for Responsible Investment provide...
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