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Institutional Investors' Power to Change Corporate Behavior: International Perspectives Vol: 5

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24 Oct 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
395 pages - 152 x 236 x 38mm
Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability


The aim of the book series is to explore public concerns and practical issues deeply and rethink theoretical debates and institutional policies critically in the broad area of corporate responsibility, corporate governance and sustainability around the world. It examines the social, economic and environmental impacts of corporations, and the real effects of corporate governance, CSR and business sustainability on societies in different regions. It facilitates a better understanding of how value systems, cultures and traditions in different societies may affect the policies and practices of corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability. It identifies the future development trends of corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability in contexts when examining and exploring those key issues.
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Contributors. Editorial Advisory and Review Board. About the Editors. About the Authors. Acknowledgments. Institutional investors’ power to change corporate behavior: An introduction. Organizing the collective action of institutional investors: Three case studies from the principles for responsible investment initiative. Responsible investment, ESG, and institutional investors in Australia. Corporate climate change disclosure practices and regulation: The influence of institutional investors. Financialization of corporate ownership and implications for the potential for climate action. Social and environmental shareholder resolutions: Investor activism and corporate compromises. Institutional investors, firm performance, and the prospects for socially responsible investing: Evidence from New Zealand. Strategic responses to new institutional pressures: The case of institutional investor activism in France. Institutional investors: Active ownership through nomination committees. Banking foundations and the CSR of Italian listed banks: The case of Monte dei Paschi di Siena. The development of SRI in China. Institutional investor support for climate change resolutions: A new challenge to capitalism or co-opted activism?. The role of social performance in microfinance investment decisions. ESG: From negative screening to human capital analysis. A motivation puzzle: Can investors change corporate behavior by conforming to ESG pressures?. Proactive investor relations: How corporations respond to pressures from social responsibility investors. Institutional investors’ power to change corporate behavior: International perspectives. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Institutional investors’ power to change corporate behavior: International perspectives. Copyright page.

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