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Socially and environmentally responsible investment


Richardson, BJ, Socially and environmentally responsible investment, Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, K Miles (ed), UK, pp. 504-524. ISBN 9781784714628 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2019 Kate Miles

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DOI: doi:10.4337/9781784714635


This chapter, which draws on my long-standing scholarship in this field, examines how the financial sector shapes the environmental performance of the economy, focusing on the ebullient movement for socially responsible investing (SRI). The principal thesis is that the financial sector has generally negative environmental connotations, both in its own right and in regard to the companies it funds, and so far SRIís influence on improving the sectorís impact has been modest but is improving. The role of legal governance in facilitating and hindering SRI is assessed as a variable relevant to the influence of SRI.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:environmental sustainability, social investing, regulation
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:132786
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2019-05-20
Last Modified:2020-08-17

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