SRI Analysis and Asset Management

Posted: 25 Aug 2012

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Patricia Crifo

Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau - Department of Economics; CREST-ENSAE; Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)

Nicolas Mottis

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This article analyzes how the actual and expected future activities of French Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) analysts may reveal a convergence process between SRI decisions and traditional financial investment decisions, that is a form of “mainstreaming” of SRI processes, by asking the SRI analysts themselves how their work has evolved and how they perceive their positioning in the asset management sector. We present the results of a field survey on the composition and activities of French SRI analysts' teams of large institutional investors and asset managers in France in 2009. We show that the convergence towards the mainstream financial analysts seems to be clearly engaged. However, the SRI domain is still emerging and remains very fragmented leading to a wide heterogeneity of practices and positioning in the respective organizations. This is interpreted as a clear sign of a transition phase.

Suggested Citation

Crifo, Patricia and Mottis, Nicolas, SRI Analysis and Asset Management (2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2135457

Patricia Crifo (Contact Author)

Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau - Department of Economics ( email )

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Palaiseau, 91120
France

CREST-ENSAE ( email )

France

Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)

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Montreal H3C 3J7, Quebec
Canada

Nicolas Mottis

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE ( email )

Route de Saclay
Palaiseau, 91128
France

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