A Framework for Managing a Portfolio of Socially Responsible Investments
European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 153, pp. 517-529, 2004
Posted: 9 Jan 2004
In this paper we present and illustrate using real-life data a framework for managing an investment portfolio in which the investment opportunities are described in terms of a set of attributes and part of this set is intended to capture the effects on society. Here we link with the emerging literature on SRI: socially responsible investment. Given the multi-attribute descriptions of the individual investment opportunities we show how these can be combined into portfolios with the same attributes at the portfolio level. Also we show how a manager can systematically be supported in the choice between different portfolio profiles. As part of the framework we use multi-criteria decision tools.
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Keywords: Multi-criteria analysis, Portfolio management, Socially responsible investments (SRI), Sustainable development
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