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Socially Responsible Investing Through Voluntary Codes


Richardson, BJ, Socially Responsible Investing Through Voluntary Codes, Harnessing Foreign Investment for Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards, Cambridge University Press, Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 383-414. ISBN 9781107030770 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/CBO9781139344289


Can socially conscious investors help abate climate change and other environmental problems and thereby steer the economy towards a more ecologically sustainable future? This chapter examines the role of voluntary codes in promoting and governing sustainable and responsible investment or socially responsible investing (SRI). In examining the design, goals and implementation of voluntary codes, it focuses on the identity of the responsible parties; this is a crucial determinant for a code's quality as a mechanism of governance of the financial market. The chapter concludes with some remarks about the role of such codes in the future governance of financial markets and promotion of SRI.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:91825
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2014-05-30
Last Modified:2017-11-20

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