Are Social Investors Influential?
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law
(2012) 9:2 European Company Law 133-140
The SRI industry has been preoccupied with financial returns, and said little about its potential social or environmental "returns." Yet, ultimately this must be the most important yardstick with which to measure the importance and value of SRI. This paper assesses whether social investors who care about human rights or climate change, for example, can influence business. This article examines both capital market investment and bank-based lending. It considers a variety of legal, market and institutional issues that presently limit SRI's influence in improving corporate social or environmental performance.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Socially Responsible Investing, corporate engagement, SRI codes of conduct, ethics, SRI governance and public policyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 24, 2012 ; Last revised: July 7, 2012
© 2013 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This page was processed by apollo7 in 0.391 seconds