SPRING EDITION: RESEARCH: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING 3.0: Understanding Finance and Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Emerging Markets Skip over navigation
LexisNexis® Browse Law Reviews and Treatises
Skip over navigation
Sign in with your lexis.com® ID to access the full text of this article.
-OR-
Order the full text of this article if you do not have a lexis.com® ID.
 
Price: 
US $22.00 (+ tax)
 
 

Copyright (c) 2013 The Georgetown Public Policy Review 
The Georgetown Public Policy Review

SPRING EDITION: RESEARCH: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING 3.0: Understanding Finance and Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Emerging Markets

Spring, 2013

The Georgetown Public Policy Review

18 Geo. Public Pol'y Rev. 17

Author

By Jacob Park and Sonia Kowal

Excerpt

I. INTRODUCTION
 
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an investment process that integrates analysis of environmental, social, and governance issues into traditional quantitative financial analysis. Socially responsible investors include individuals, government pension funds, and a wide array of nonprofit organizations focusing on an interlinked set of economic, social, and environmental objectives. In recent years, SRI has shed its common perception as a niche market and has developed as a mainstream global financial investment market instrument. Estimates suggest that approximately USS3.74 trillion, or about 11.23 percent of the S33.3 trillion in total assets under management in the United States, is involved in some socially responsible investing strategy (US SIF 2012). The European socially responsible investment market has also grown rapidly and continues to outpace the growth of the overall investment market in Europe (Eurosif 2012).
 
Academics and practitioners who track the socially responsible investment industry worldwide generally agree that SRI has the potential to advance a deeper set of social, environmental, and ethical business norms on the global level. It is less clear how quickly SRI will become prevalent outside of North America and Western Europe, particularly in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa. The first stage of the modern SRI movement (SRI 1.0) came from the turbulent period in the 1960s and 1970s when the growth of social undercurrents such as environmentalism and antiwar activism fueled dramatic changes in business, ecological awareness, and society. The second stage (SRI 2.0), involved a rapid acceleration of socially ...
 
 
If you are interested in obtaining a lexis.com® ID and Password, please contact us at 1-(800)-227-4908 or visit us at http://www.lexisnexis.com/.
Search Documents
 
eg., Environmental Insurance Coverage Under the Comprehensive General Liability Policy
 
 
 
 

Lexis® Web - The only search engine that delivers free web content specifically from legal sites validated by LexisNexis® attorney editors and includes tools for faster research and more relevant results.

 
LexisNexis Store
Research Now - Go to lexis.com
Connect the Dots - Free 1 hour webcast
Share. Network. Discover. - Go to LexisNexis Communities