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Dilemmas in Responsible Investment
Responsible investment (RI) - the integration of environmental, societal and governance (ESG) issues into investment decision-making - can be difficult and complex. Including or excluding companies, engaging with companies, partnering with stakeholders, evaluating environmental and societal controversies, defining criteria and, all the while, producing a competitive return for investors can raise multiple questions that cannot be dealt with simply. The practice of RI faces many such dilemmas as it seeks to balance the competing goals of business, society, and finance and to judge how best to reconcile what are often conflicting concerns. Dilemmas in Responsible Investment examines the problems responsible investment practitioners face daily. It emphasises the importance of asking the right questions as well as getting the right answers; and the importance of process as well as product. The authors pay attention to the diversity of opinion and variety of approaches available. They also raise fundamental questions about the very purpose of investment and the responsibilities of investors, both economic and societal.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary Material
pp. i-xi(11)
Authors: Louche, Céline; Lydenberg, Steve

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Free Content Introduction
pp. 1-14(14)
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An overview of responsible investment
pp. 15-44(30)
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Case 1: Types of responsible investor
pp. 45-57(13)
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Case 2: Ethics and facts
pp. 58-71(14)
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Case 3: Influence through voice and exit
pp. 72-83(12)
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Case 4: Societal returns versus financial returns
pp. 84-96(13)
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Case 5: Alleged versus confirmed illegal activity
pp. 97-110(14)
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Case 6: When a company changes
pp. 111-123(13)
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Case 7: Public versus private partnerships for engagement
pp. 124-136(13)
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Case 8: Relativity of responsible investment standards
pp. 137-151(15)
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Case 9: Incomplete societal and environmental data
pp. 152-163(12)
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Case 10: Exclusion of industries
pp. 164-177(14)
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Case 11: Emerging issues
pp. 178-189(12)
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Case 12: Privatisation of public services
pp. 190-202(13)
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Conclusion: Where do we go from here?
pp. 203-204(2)
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