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A Beginner's Guide to Investing: How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way


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Acknowledgments ix 1 Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: An Overview 1 H. Kent Baker and John R. Nofsinger PART I Foundations and Key Concepts 15 2 Stakeholder Analysis 17 Lloyd S. Kurtz 3 Corporate Social Responsibility 39 Heather Elms and Michelle Westermann-Behaylo 4 Business Models and Social Entrepreneurship 55 Michael A. Pirson 5 Fiduciary and Other Legal Duties 69 Benjamin J. Richardson 6 International and Cultural Views 87 Astrid Juliane Salzmann PART II Finance and Society 109 7 Social, Environmental, and Trust Issues in Business and Finance 111 Christoph F. Biehl, Andreas G. F. Hoepner, and Jianghong Liu 8 Religion and Finance 143 Luc Renneboog and Christophe Spaenjers 9 Social Finance and Banking 161 Olaf Weber and Yayun Duan 10 Managerial Compensation 181 Kose John and Samir Saadi 11 Externalities in Financial Decision Making 197 Janis Sarra 12 Real Estate and Society 213 Piet Eichholtz and Nils Kok 13 Federal Housing Policies and the Recent Financial Crisis 239 Ronnie J. Phillips and Kenneth Spong 14 Predatory Lending and Socially Responsible Investors 257 Christopher L. Peterson 15 Use and Misuse of Financial Secrecy in Global Banking 275 Ingo Walter PARTIII Corporate Engagement 297 16 Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance 299 Lorenzo Sacconi 17 Measuring Responsibility to the Different Stakeholders 323 Amir Rubin and Eran Rubin 18 Corporate Philanthropy 341 Janet Kiholm Smith 19 Institutional Investor Activism 359 Diane Del Guercio and Hai Tran 20 Social Activism and Nongovernmental Organizations 381 Jonathan P. Doh and Deborah Zachar PART IV Socially Responsible Investing 403 21 Corporate Socially Responsible Investments 405 John R. Becker-Blease 22 SRIMutual Fund and Index Performance 425 Halil Kiymaz 23 Performance Implications of SR Investing: Past versus Future 443 Nadja Guenster 24 Money-Flows of Socially Responsible Investment Funds around theWorld 455 Luc Renneboog, Jenke Ter Horst, and Chendi Zhang Answers to Chapter Discussion Questions 479 Index 503

The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, "Socially Responsible Finance and Investing" aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the essential elements associated with this growing discipline. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, "Socially Responsible Finance and Investing" takes a wide-ranging view of this ever-evolving area of finance and offers multiple perspectives on issues regarding both its theory and practice. Comprising four informative parts, this timely guide touches on everything from stakeholder analysis and social entrepreneurship to the historical development of SRI, its investment performance, and predictions about its future. Along the way, it also provides important coverage of topics including the impact of social concerns on financial activities as well as the role of governance in CSR. Written with both experienced professionals and serious financial students in mind, this reliable resource puts socially responsible finance and investing in perspective. It skillfully details the current state of research in this area and offers practical guidance on applying the information found here in real-world situations. "Socially Responsible Finance and Investing" contains the latest thinking in this field from some of today's leading practitioners and academics. Engaging and accessible, this book provides a firm understanding of what it will really take to excel at this difficult endeavor.

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