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Investment Style and Perceived Drivers of Adoption of Socially Responsible Investment among Swedish Institutional Investors

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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 stronger driver of SRI, while SRI investors perceived others´ behaviour to be stronger driver. No differences were found between SRI and non-SRI investors with respect to short- term vs. long-term or active vs. passive investment styles.

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  • Jansson, Magnus & Beil, Anders & Andersson, Maria & Gärling, Tommy, 2010. "Investment Style and Perceived Drivers of Adoption of Socially Responsible Investment among Swedish Institutional Investors," Sustainable Investment and Corporate Governance Working Papers 2010/5, Sustainable Investment Research Platform.
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    socially responsible investments; drivers; institutional investors; investment style;

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