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Information Asymmetry and Socially Responsible Investment

Rhodes, Mark Jonathan


Mark Jonathan Rhodes


Selecting, applying and reporting on investment screens for socially responsible investing (SRI) presents challenges for companies, investors and fund managers. This article seeks to clarify the nature of these challenges in developing an understanding of the foundations of ethical investment screens. At a conceptual level this work argues that there is a common element to the ethical foundations of SRI, even with very different apparent motivations and investment restrictions. Establishing this commonality assists in explaining the information asymmetry problem inherent in SRI. A market-facilitated solution illustrates how these insights might foster the development of socially responsible investment. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Rhodes, M. J. (2010). Information Asymmetry and Socially Responsible Investment. Journal of business ethics, 95(1), 145-150. doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0343-2

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Dec 20, 2009
Publication Date 2010-08
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Journal of Business Ethics
Print ISSN 0167-4544
Electronic ISSN 1573-0697
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 95
Issue 1
Pages 145-150
Keywords Economics and Econometrics; General Business, Management and Accounting; Business and International Management; Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); Law
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