The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative has led to around a third of the world’s financial assets being managed with a commitment to invest in a way that considers environmental, social or governance (ESG) criteria. The responsible investment trend has increased dramatically since the global financial crisis, yet understanding of this field remains at an early stage.
This handbook provides an atlas of current practice in the field of responsible investment. With a large global team of expert contributors, the book explores the impact of responsible investment on key financial actors ranging from mainstream asset managers to religious organizations.
Offering students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and international structures in the expanding discipline of responsible investment, this handbook is vital reading across the fields of finance, economics and accounting.
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Tessa Hebb is Director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation and Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, Canada.
James P. Hawley is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Responsible Business at Saint Mary’s College of California, USA.
Andreas G. F. Hoepner is Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre of Henley Business School, UK and Senior Academic Fellow at the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment.
Agnes L. Neher is a PhD candidate at the University of Hohenheim, Germany
David Wood is Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USAReview:
'We are all immensely lucky that The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment has been published. This is the book that everyone interested in a field hopes will be available and, all too often, isn’t. It contains insightful, well edited, articles by the leading authority in each specialty comprising the field of Responsible Investment. The scale and quality of this book is so obvious that no one concerned with Responsible Investment can fail to read it - Buy the book and enjoy it like a superb feast.' - Robert A.G. Monks, Chairman, ValueEdge Advisors, USA
'Comprehensive and very timely, this handbook provides helpful insight and analysis on the geographical reach and significance of what is becoming a global movement in responsible and sustainable investment.' - Colin Melvin, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Investment Management, UK
'The compendium section is followed by 23 essays. They look at responsible investment from the perspective of stakeholders who are affected, for example, asset managers, government-sponsored investment funds, religious investors, retail investors, and so on. The collection includes studies from well-known researchers who examine emerging issues. While they are learned scholars in the field, their writings are accessible and engaging[...]This compilation goes further than any before it to identify the obstacles and chart the most promising paths to change'
Victor House News Co. USA
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