Beyond economic sustainability: embedding social and environmental values in the governance of responsible investment

Cadman, Tim (2010) Beyond economic sustainability: embedding social and environmental values in the governance of responsible investment. In: Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Conference (PRI 2010) , 5-7 May 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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The transition of global financial markets towards investment models that incorporate environmental and social dimensions is now well underway. This paper discusses the evolution of contemporary responsible investment (RI) and
its relationship to sustainable development and environmental social governance(ESG). In the conception of ESG presented here, various well-known institutional arrangements, most notably interest representation, accountability and transparency, decision-making, and implementation are linked to the structures and processes of governance. Using a hierarchical framework of principles, criteria and indicators (PC&I), the paper presents a means for evaluating RI by way of an analysis of stakeholder perceptions regarding the sector’s governance quality. It concludes with some observations on the
challenges confronting RI, notably the need for universally consistent quality of governance standards.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 6
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 23:37
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: financial markets; environmental economics; socially responsible investments; accountability; transparency
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919902 Ecological Economics

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