Social Responsible Investments and Performance

Giuseppe Risalvato, Claudio Venezia, Federica Maggio


This research paper shows the growing power of the practices of sustainable finance in the financial markets. The socially responsible investments (SRI), defined as a strategy to select issuers on the basis of both ESG Corporate Responsibility that financial factors, are rising a growing amount of capital. In fact, between 2012 and 2015 the SRI global asset increased of 61%, amounting to 21.4 billion of dollars. The proliferation of ethical indices in the various financial centers of the world is related to a significant growth of assets managed according to an investment strategy that rewards socially responsible companies. After the financial crisis of 2007, ethical or sustainable indices have generally performed better than traditional indices, which they are derived through a selection of stocks that are subject to strict requirements, the author show the performance of ethical finance compared with those of the traditional sector.

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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