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), pp. 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
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/s10551-010-0431-3
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ISSNs: 0167-4544 (print)
Keywords: accounting conventions, fund management, information asymmetry, social policy, socially responsible investing
Organisations: Southampton Business School
ePrint ID: 80406
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4 February 2010Published
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:09
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