Sustainable investment: a tool for decision makers

Byrne, Nick and Cotter, Julie (2010) Sustainable investment: a tool for decision makers. In: APC 2010: 22nd Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, 7-9 Nov 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper presents the Multi Criteria Decision Making Analysis (MCDA) technique as a potential tool for the sustainable investment sector. MCDA is a tool that can be used to facilitate the incorporation of the sustainability performance indicators reported by companies adhering to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines into a sustainable investment decision making framework. The application of this tool to the sustainable investment setting is demonstrated using an illustrative example.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Only abstracts published in the conference proceedings. No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Prof. Julie Cotter
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 01:41
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable investment; global reporting initiative; GRI; multi criteria decision making analysis; MCDA
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9001 Financial Services > 900102 Investment Services (excl. Superannuation)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8935

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