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Portfolio managers’ attitudes towards policy regulations of environmental reporting

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  • Sundblad, Eva-Lotta

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    (Department of Psychology at University of Gothenburg)

  • Gärling, Tommy

    (Department of Psychology at University of Gothenburg)

  • Biel, Anders

    (Department of Psychology at University of Gothenburg)

  • Hedesström, Martin

    (Department of Psychology at University of Gothenburg)

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    Abstract

    Attitudes towards policy regulations of environmental reporting were examined in a survey of 15 portfolio managers of stock funds lacking an explicit environmental strategy. The managers’ evaluated three regulative measures. They were most positive toward requirements for companies to report their environmental impacts in a standardized way, a measure that also was perceived to have the largest impact on social responsible investment. They were less positive toward a requirement for the funds to display in which way they themselves take environmental criteria into account in their investments. They were least positive to announce the proportion of companies in their portfolios that in a standardized way reports environmental performance.

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    Paper provided by Sustainable Investment Research Platform in its series Sustainable Investment and Corporate Governance Working Papers with number 2009/3.

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    Length: 15 pages
    Date of creation: 28 May 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:hhb:sicgwp:2009_003

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    Keywords: Socially; Responsible; Investments;

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