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Socially responsible investment funds: Investor reaction to current and past returns

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  • Benson, Karen L.
  • Humphrey, Jacquelyn E.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 1850-1859

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    1. Renneboog, Luc & Ter Horst, Jenke & Zhang, Chendi, 2011. "Is ethical money financially smart? Nonfinancial attributes and money flows of socially responsible investment funds," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 562-588, October.
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    3. Javier Gil-Bazo & Pablo Ruiz-Verdu & Andre A. P. Santos, 2008. "The performance of socially responsible mutual funds: the role of fees and management companies," Business Economics Working Papers wb083409, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
    4. Koji KANAO & Shigeyuki HAMORI, 2010. "The size of the underground economy in Japan," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 893-902.
    5. Jiao, Yawen, 2010. "Stakeholder welfare and firm value," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(10), pages 2549-2561, October.
    6. Dorfleitner, Gregor & Utz, Sebastian, 2012. "Safety first portfolio choice based on financial and sustainability returns," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 221(1), pages 155-164.
    7. Jacquelyn Humphrey & Darren Lee, 2011. "Australian Socially Responsible Funds: Performance, Risk and Screening Intensity," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 102(4), pages 519-535, September.
    8. Managi, Shunsuke & Okimoto, Tatsuyoshi & Matsuda, Akimi, 2012. "Do Socially Responsible Investment Indexes Outperform Conventional Indexes?," MPRA Paper 36662, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Miwa Nakai & Tomonori Honda & Nariaki Nishino & Kenji Takeuchi, 2013. "An Experimental Study on Motivations for Socially Responsible Investment," Discussion Papers 1314, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
    10. Yves Jégourel & Samuel Maveyraud, 2010. "An assessment of variances and covariances of European SRI funds returns : does the intensity of extra-financial negative screening matter?," Working Papers hal-00646542, HAL.
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    12. Goss, Allen & Roberts, Gordon S., 2011. "The impact of corporate social responsibility on the cost of bank loans," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 35(7), pages 1794-1810, July.
    13. Matthew Hood & John Nofsinger & Abhishek Varma, 2014. "Conservation, Discrimination, and Salvation: Investors’ Social Concerns in the Stock Market," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer, vol. 45(1), pages 5-37, February.
    14. Capelle-Blancard, Gunther & Monjon, Stéphanie, 2012. "Trends in the literature on socially responsible investment: looking for the keys under the lamppost," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/7349, Paris Dauphine University.
    15. Yves Jegourel & Samuel Maveyraud, 2010. "A reassessment of the European SRI Funds "underperformance": does the intensity of extra-financial negative screening matter?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 913-923.
    16. Markus Hirschberger & Ralph E. Steuer & Sebastian Utz & Maximilian Wimmer, 2012. "Is socially responsible investing just screening? Evidence from mutual funds," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-025, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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