Socially Responsible Investing Research Paper by The Research Group

Socially Responsible Investing
Completed research study measuring compatibility of competitive return on investment with ethical/environmental nature of investment, in theory & practice. Looks at the roles of individuals, corporations, government and the marketplace. Includes tables.
# 20710 | 7,200 words | 31 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Economics (General)

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"Chapter 1
This study examined the concept and application of socially responsible investing (SRI). SRI permits investors to combine their ethical principles with the use of their savings and other assets (Bennett, 1992, p. 46). The guiding principle of SRI is to invest in firms whose products and services (1) do not harm society or the environment and (2) do create some positive effects for society.
Statement of the Problem
Although SRI has evolved into what has been termed as ?a full-blown industry of its own,? the concept and its application remain controversial (Bennett, 1992, p. 46, 48). The concept of a social responsibility for business firms continues to be resisted by many corporate.."

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