Wireless Investors

2 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2022 Last revised: 19 Oct 2022

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Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci

NYU School of Law

Christina M. Sautter

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Date Written: July 24, 2022

Abstract

New generations of investors, specifically Millennials and GenZ’ers, adopt a “throwing caution
to the wind” attitude to causing social and environmental change. They know that they can
make an impact on the Planet and on the life of people. They know that they can achieve that
only if they act collectively, not as stand-alone individuals. They know how to coordinate their
collective action online. These new generations of investors are aware of the benefits and the
risks that the corporate sector generates. They are aware of the power of business corporations.
They are increasingly aware that they can leverage on the corporate sector and on the power of
business corporations to bring change in society and protect the planet. Millennials and
GenZ’ers know that they only have one life span to make change happen. This article discusses
how Millennials and GenZ’ers can accomplish their goal and cause a social norm shift with
respect to investing and corporate governance.

Keywords: retail investors, Millennials, GenZ, social norms, corporate governance, ESG, investing, YOLO, corporate purpose, stakeholders

JEL Classification: K2, K20, K22

Suggested Citation

Gramitto Ricci, Sergio Alberto and Sautter, Christina M., Wireless Investors (July 24, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4171224 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4171224

Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci

NYU School of Law ( email )

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Christina M. Sautter (Contact Author)

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ( email )

330 Law Center Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States
225-578-1306 (Phone)

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