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Parking the Performance. Importance of the Non-Financial Environmental, Social and Governance Factors of Responsible Investing. A Quantitative Assessment of Investment Managers & Investors in the Irish Investment Industry.

James, Terry (2020) Parking the Performance. Importance of the Non-Financial Environmental, Social and Governance Factors of Responsible Investing. A Quantitative Assessment of Investment Managers & Investors in the Irish Investment Industry. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This paper will look at the topic of responsible investing and specifically the application of non-financial factors such as Environmental, Social and Governance within the Irish investment industry. Some see responsible investing as an element to investment that in turn creates profit and greater return than conventional investing. While others see it as a chance to stimulate change and help generate sustainable investment.

As will be shown throughout this dissertation the vast amounts of current literature on the subject of responsible investing focuses mainly on whether or not applying this methodology in the investment decision making process helps to bring about superior financial returns versus that of its peers which choose not to implement.

It is, therefore, this papers aim to carry out in-depth research into the frequently overlooked non-financial aspect such as Environmental, Social and Governance factors to see if Investment Managers & Investors in the Irish investment industry are willing to adopt these practices or do they threaten the potential to maximise returns and increase monetary wealth for their clients and themselves?

This paper firstly focuses its attention on the current academic literature on the subject as well as conducting a quantitative online questionnaire with Investment Managers & Investors at the forefront of its adoption and application. From these two approaches, analysis & results are collated that highlight concerns and barriers to full-scale adoption of Responsible Investing within the Irish Investment Industry. This paper then goes onto look at the future of such methodologies as well as recommendations for future research on the subject matter.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment > Investment Companies. Investment Trusts. Mutual Funds.
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment > Investment Strategy
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 19:34
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 19:34
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4796

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