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Socially Responsible Finance and Investing

A detailed look at the role of social responsibility in finance and investing

The concept of socially responsible finance and investing continues to grow, especially in the wake of one of the most devastating financial crises in history. This includes responsibility from the corporate side (corporate social responsibility) as well as the investor side (socially responsible investing) of the capital markets. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing offers an important basis of knowledge regarding both the theory and practice of this ever-evolving area of finance.

As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book showcases contributed chapters from professionals and academics with extensive expertise on this particular subject. It provides a comprehensive view of socially responsible foundations and their applications to finance and investing as determined by the current state of research.

  • Discusses many important issues associated with socially responsible finance and investing, like moral hazard and the concept of “too big to fail”
  • Contains contributed chapters from numerous thought-leaders in the field of finance
  • Presents comprehensive coverage starting with the basics and bringing you through to cutting-edge, current theory and practice

Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of the social responsibilities of all investment practices. The recent financial crisis and recession has changed the financial landscape for years to come and Socially Responsible Finance and Investing is a timely guide to help us navigate this difficult terrain.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: An Overview

Part I: Foundations and Key Concepts
Chapter 2. Stakeholder Analysis
Chapter 3. Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter 4. Business Models and Social Entrepreneurship
Chapter 5. Fiduciary and Other Legal Duties
Chapter 6. International and Cultural Views

Part II: Finance and Society
Chapter 7. Social, Environmental, and Trust Issues in Business and Finance
Chapter 8. Religion and Finance
Chapter 9. Social Finance and Banking
Chapter 10. Managerial Compensation
Chapter 11. Externalities in Financial Decision Making
Chapter 12. Real Estate and Society
Chapter 13. Federal Housing Policies and the Recent Financial Crisis
Chapter 14. Predatory Lending and Socially Responsible Investors
Chapter 15. Use and Misuse of Financial Secrecy in Global Banking

Part III: Corporate Engagement
Chapter 16. Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
Chapter 17. Measuring Responsibility to the Different Stakeholders
Chapter 18. Corporate Philanthropy
Chapter 19. Institutional Investor Activism
Chapter 20. Social Activism and Nongovernmental Organizations

Part IV: Socially Responsible Investing
Chapter 21. Corporate Socially Responsible Investments
Chapter 22. SRIMutual Fund and Index Performance
Chapter 23. Performance Implications of SR Investing: Past versus Future
Chapter 24. Money-Flows of Socially Responsible Investment Funds around theWorld

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 515 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118100093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118100097
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