Information asymmetry and socially responsible investment


Rhodes, Mark Jonathan and Soobaroyen, Teerooven (2010) Information asymmetry and socially responsible investment. Journal of Business Ethics, 95, (1), 145-150. (doi:10.1007/s10551-010-0431-3).

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Selecting, applying and reporting on investment screens for socially responsible investing (SRI) presents challenges for companies, investors and fund managers. This article seeks to clarify the nature of these challenges in developing an understanding of the foundations of ethical investment screens. At a conceptual level this work argues that there is a common element to the ethical foundations of SRI, even with very different apparent motivations and investment restrictions. Establishing this commonality assists in explaining the information asymmetry problem inherent in SRI. A market-facilitated solution illustrates how these insights might foster the development of socially responsible investment.

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 0167-4544 (print)
1573-0697 (electronic)
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Keywords: accounting conventions, fund management, information asymmetry, social policy, socially responsible investing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
Faculty of Business and Law > Southampton Management School
ePrint ID: 80406
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:03
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/80406

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