Responsible Investment: A Vehicle for Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth in South Africa

Environment for Development Discussion Paper No. 10-17

32 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2010  

Lise Pretorius

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Martine Visser

University of Cape Town - Faculty of Commerce - School of Economics

Stephanie Giamporcaro

University of Cape Town - Environmental Policy Research Unit School of Economics

Date Written: June 26, 2010

Abstract

This paper explores whether any investment products or strategies in South Africa take environmental sustainability into account. By looking at how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are used in investment decision making, we found that most socially responsible investment products and responsible investment strategies largely focus on infrastructure, development, and black economic empowerment.

Keywords: Responsible Investment, Socially Responsible Investment, Pension Funds, Asset

JEL Classification: G23, G28, H23

Suggested Citation

Pretorius, Lise and Visser, Martine and Giamporcaro, Stephanie, Responsible Investment: A Vehicle for Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth in South Africa (June 26, 2010). Environment for Development Discussion Paper No. 10-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1648868 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1648868

Lise Pretorius

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Martine Visser

University of Cape Town - Faculty of Commerce - School of Economics ( email )

United States

Stephanie Giamporcaro (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town - Environmental Policy Research Unit School of Economics ( email )

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