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Investment style and perceived drivers of adoption of socially responsible investment among Swedish institutional investors

Journal article
Authors Magnus Jansson
Anders Biel
Maria Andersson
Tommy Gärling
Published in The Journal of Investing
Volume 20
Issue 3
Pages 118-123
Publication year 2011
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 118-123
Language en
Links www.iijournals.com/doi/abs/10.3905/...
Keywords socially responsible investments, drivers investment style
Subject categories Environmental psychology, Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Abstract

A survey was conducted to investigate investment style and drivers of socially responsible investment (SRI) among institutional investors. Respondents were 60 professionals working as SRI or non-SRI investors in 19 different Swedish banks, pension funds, or mutual fund companies. The results showed that non-SRI investors perceived market regulations to be a strong driver of SRI, while SRI investors perceived others’ behavior to be a strong driver. No differences were found between SRI and non-SRI investors with respect to short-term versus long-term or active versus passive investment styles.

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