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The Ethics of Investing. Making Money or Making a Difference?

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Title: The Ethics of Investing. Making Money or Making a Difference?
Authors: Sandberg, Joakim
Issue Date: 2008
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy
Date of Defence: 2008-04-05
Disputation: Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, kl 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Publisher: Göteborg : Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
Series/Report no.: Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia
Keywords: ethical investment, ethical investing, socially responsible investment, socially responsible investing, ethical funds, screening, shareholder activism, sin stocks, active shareholding, corporate governance, responsible ownership, relationship investing, philanthropy, speculation, the stock market, annual general meeting, investor influence, consistency, conscientiousness, collective responsibility, generalisation test, pragmatism, consequentialism, demandingness, applied ethics, ethics, moral philosophy
Abstract: The concepts of 'ethical' and 'socially responsible' investment (SRI) have become increasingly popular in recent years and funds which offer this kind of investment have attracted many individual investors. The present book addresses the issue of 'How ought one to invest?' by critically engaging with the ideas of the proponents of this movement about what makes 'ethical' investing ethical. The standard suggestion that ethical investing simply consists in refraining from investing in certain 'mor... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-613-4
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