Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance

Socially Responsible Investments

The Crossroads Between Institutional and Retail Investors

Editors: La Torre, Mario, Chiappini, Helen (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the relevance of equity crowdfunding in the financing of social innovation and social change through the support of social firms.
  • Explores risk-return profiles of SRI and non-SRI indexes in different time frames
  • Investigates whether the performance of European banks is linked to their environmental disclosure and performance
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This Palgrave Pivot aims to build a bridge between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable finance in financial markets. It investigates classic CSR topics in the light of a modern conception of sustainability. The first part emphasizes four relevant topics in the CSR panorama of financial institutions: banks remuneration practices; human capital disclosure; the impact of environmental performance on banks, and finally, the institutional investors’ attitude towards socially responsible investments (SRIs).  The second part explores CSR practices within the financial markets and discusses risk-return profiles of SRI and non-SRI indexes in different time frames.  It investigates whether thematic social responsible funds obtain different risk-return than traditional funds, and finally, assesses whether equity crowdfunding could foster social innovation.  This book is aimed at scholars and students who are interested in social impact investing and practitioners involved in the social impact market.


About the authors

Mario La Torre is Full Professor in Banking and Finance at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.  His main research areas are banking and financial intermediaries, financial markets and financial innovation. He is expert in ethical finance, impact finance and microfinance, as well as audiovisual and art financing. He is editor of the book series “Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance” published by Palgrave MacMillan. He has been member of the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investments.

Helen Chiappini is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti and Pescara, Italy, and Teacher Assistant in Corporate Finance at Luiss Guido Carli University, Italy. She taught in a MBA course and in a MSc course at Link Campus University of Rome, Italy, and at Pontificia Lateran University of Vatican City, Italy. She was Visiting Research Fellow at Centre of Banking and Finance at Regent’s University, London, UK, and she received a PhD cum laude in Banking and Finance at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Her areas of research include social impact investments, socially responsible investments and non-performing loans and banks governance. She recently published a book titled Social Impact Funds. Definition Assessment and Performance with Palgrave Macmillan (2017).


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Torre, Mario (et al.)

  • “Responsible” Remuneration Policies in Banks: A Review of Best Practices in Europe

    Pages 5-36

    Sylos Labini, Stefania (et al.)

  • Intellectual Capital Disclosure: Evidence from the Italian Systemically Important Banks

    Pages 37-59

    Birindelli, Giuliana (et al.)

  • Assessing the Relationship Between Environmental Performance and Banks’ Performance: Preliminary Evidence

    Pages 61-85

    Carè, Rosella (et al.)

  • “Ready or Not, Here I Come, You Can’t Hide.” Are Italian Institutional Investors Ready for Responsible Investments?

    Pages 87-100

    Martelli, Duccio (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socially Responsible Investments
Book Subtitle
The Crossroads Between Institutional and Retail Investors
Editors
  • Mario La Torre
  • Helen Chiappini
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05014-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05014-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05013-9
Series ISSN
2662-5105
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 173
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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