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dc.contributor.authorRansome, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorSampford, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:19:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:19:00Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-02T05:08:57Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780754675815en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/39005
dc.description.abstractThis volume breaks new ground by approaching Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) as an explicitly ethical practice in financial markets. The work explains the philosophical and practical shortcomings of 'long term shareholder value' and the origins and conceptual structure of SRI, and links its pursuit to both its deeper philosophical foundations and the broader, multi-dimensional global movement towards greater social responsibility in global markets. Interviews with fund managers in the Australian SRI sector generate recommendations for better integrating ethics into SRI practice via ethically informed engagement with invested companies, and an in-depth discussion of the central practical SRI issue of fiduciary responsibility strengthens the case in favour of SRI. The practical and ethical theoretical perspectives are then brought together to sketch out an achievable ideal for SRI worldwide, in which those who are involved in investment and business decisions become part of an 'ethical chain' of decision makers linking the ultimate owners of capital with the business executives who frame, advocate and implement business strategies. In between there are investment advisors, fund managers, business analysts and boards. The problem lies in the fact that the ultimate owners are discouraged from considering their own values, or even their own long term interests, whilst the others often look only to short term interests. The solution lies in the latter recognising themselves as links in the ethical chain.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAshgate Publishing Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.routledge.com/products/isbn/9780754675815en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180119en_US
dc.titleEthics and Socially Responsible Investment: A Philosophical Approachen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Authored Research (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeA - Booksen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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