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The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment

Edited by: Tessa Hebb , James P. Hawley , Andreas G. F. Hoepner , Agnes L. Neher , David Wood

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415624510
eBook ISBN: 9780203104415
Adobe ISBN: 9781136249747

10.4324/9780203104415
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The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative has led to around a third of the world’s financial assets being managed with a commitment to invest in a way that considers environmental, social or governance (ESG) criteria. The responsible investment trend has increased dramatically since the global financial crisis, yet understanding of this field remains at an early stage.

This handbook provides an atlas of current practice in the field of responsible investment. With a large global team of expert contributors, the book explores the impact of responsible investment on key financial actors ranging from mainstream asset managers to religious organizations.

Offering students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and international structures in the expanding discipline of responsible investment, this handbook is vital reading across the fields of finance, economics and accounting.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Setting the scene Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Is responsible investment proportionally under-researched? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The responsible investment atlas – an introduction Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Responsible investment in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Responsible investment in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Responsible investment in Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Responsible investment in South America Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Responsible investment in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Responsible investment in Nigeria Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Responsible investment in Tunisia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Responsible investment in Israel Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Responsible investment in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Responsible investment in China Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Responsible investment in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Responsible investment in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Responsible investment in Russia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Responsible investment in Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Corporate social responsibility and responsible investment in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Responsible investment in Spain Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Responsible investment in France Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Responsible investment in Austria, Germany and Switzerland Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Responsible investment in Belgium Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Responsible investment in the Netherlands Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Introduction to Scandinavia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Responsible investment in Denmark Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Responsible investment in Finland Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Responsible investment in Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Responsible investment in Norway Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Responsible investment in the United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Reflection Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The changing role of asset owners in responsible investment Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The responsible investment practices of the world’s largest government-sponsored investment funds Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Determining how to invest more responsibly as an institution Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Religious investors and responsible investment Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Stakeholders of responsible investment Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Measuring the impact of engagement Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Asset manager stakeholders Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Stakeholder perspective – investment consultants Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Responsible investment indexes Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Challenges in responsible investment research Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The natural environment Download PDF
Chapter  43:  What do we mean by the S in ESG? Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Corporate governance research and ratings firms  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Contemporary issues in responsible finance and investment Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Addressing the challenges of transformation through sustainable investment Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Overcoming distractions on the road to increased levels of ESG integration Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Reliable sustainability ratings Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Reclaiming pension fund fiduciary duty fundamentals Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Governing fiduciary finance  Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Socially responsible screening in mutual funds Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Beyond outreach Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Financial markets’ inefficiencies and long-term investments Download PDF
Chapter  54:  What matters to SRI investors?  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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