Environment for Development Discussion Paper No. 10-17
32 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Date Written: June 26, 2010
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: 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