SRI STRATEGIES IN ASSET MANAGEMENT: TYPOLOGY AND APPLICATION TRENDS
Pages: 516-522 Published: 21 Aug 2015
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Abstract: Socially responsible investments, also often referred to as sustainable and responsible investments (SRI) have been gaining importance for the last ten years. Climate change, severe environmental problems, raising ethical concerns across the globe led to the emergence of the question whether companies need to be both profitable and responsible towards society and if yes, whether investing in companies which follow such principles, would be a profitable endeavor. For the last ten years, as a result of intensifying interest in SRI, seven types of strategies related to this activity have emerged, each of which proves to be gaining more and more assets under management. The aim of the current paper it to explain the essence of these strategies and to present their typology and the trends of their application. The author supports the belief that SRI strategies will be gaining more and more importance in the future considering climate change side effects, pollution, the growing importance of ethical issues, and the corresponding shifts in consumer preferences and legislation.