Investing for Change by Augustin Landier, Vinay B. Nair

Ikeja, Lagos Added at 18:18, 1 November 2016, Ad ID: 1001732810

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Profit from Responsible Investment.

For many of us, giving significant money away for promoting change is not a practical option. But investing for change--otherwise known as SRI (Socially Responsible Investing)--is something all of us can consider. Still, a number of questions come up when we consider what it means to invest "responsibly," including:

- Is it possible to "express values" through one's investments?

- How easy is it to rank companies along standards of social rather than financial value? Wouldn't such standards be subjective?

- Does "responsible investing" imply taking more financial risks, resulting in poor performance?
- Does SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) force less virtuous companies to improve their behavior?

In "Investing for Change", Augustin Landier and Vinay Nair provide answers to these questions. Categorizing investors in illuminating groups of Yellow, Blue, and Red, and drawing on the latest research and their long experience in asset management, the authors show how responsible investing can truly come into its own.

This book makes some excellent points about how individual investors can make a difference for the better through Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). The book is well researched and does a great job at bringing together a wide variety of source data, and analyzes that data in order to show the benefits, both moral and financial, of SRI. It has a good set of end notes, and a very good quality index. An appendix lists SRI mutual funds. There are frequent side-bars to give examples of certain points or define a term.

"Academics turned portfolio managers, Landier and Nair offer up evidence for socially responsible investing's potential for financial gain and real social change, highlighting how returns, risks and goals differ in ethical investing. The book traces the evolution of socially responsible investing (SRI) from its 18th-century Quaker roots to the first socially responsible mutual fund, 37-year-old Pax World, and finally to more recent responsibility indices and the increasing availability of corporate sustainability reports. The authors wisely credit the growing influence of the corporate governance movement, the increasing number of socially responsible mutual funds, large public pension funds' interest in responsibility issues, and the dynamic regulatory landscape for pushing change on environmental, human rights and other social fronts, making an ethical investment approach a viable option. The authors assess the research on stock returns in ethical investing and the trade-offs for one's principles, projecting that a more balanced socially responsible investment portfolio can grow close to industry averages on the S&P 500, for example, and better than benchmark portfolios. While the fictitious investors in the book grate, its appeal to invest in who you are is genuinely persuasive." - From Publishers Weekly.

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