Are ethical investors real?

Beal, Diana and Goyen, Michelle (1998) Are ethical investors real? In: The investment research guide to socially responsible investing. Colloquium on Socially Responsible Investing, Center for Investment Research, Plano, Texas.


[Abstract]: This paper deals with the issue of just who are ethical or socially rseponsible (SR) investors. It reports investigations into the demographic characteristics and motivations of a group of investors who have invested in an unequivocally ethical investment in a public corporation involved in nature conservation in Australia. It further tackles the issue of whether such investors are in fact donors, not genuine investors, by splitting the sample of shareholders according to their ranking of financial considerations (dividends, capital growth, financial stability and portfolio diversification needs) and testing for independence. Little supporting evidence was found to substantiate the view that ethical investors are in fact donors.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Finance and Banking
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008 02:35
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethical investment, socially responsible investment, donation, demographic factors, Australia
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified

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