Responsible Investing: A Study on Non-Economic Goals and Investors’ Characteristics

  • Renuka Sharma Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Kiran Mehta Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Vishal Vyas ABV-IIITM, Gwalior, India

Abstract

The notion of rational investment is not attuned with the idea of socially responsible investment. Incongruence with conventional investments, the SRI/sustainable investment/ethical investment is pertained to ethical, environmental and social criteria (Eccles and Viviers,2011). All investors are not single-minded for an objective of wealth creation. The welfare of society and the environment are among the other drivers of investment. In certain cases, investors do prefer sustainable development to personal financial aspects (Beal et al., 2005). The present study has primarily focused on assessing the relationship between individual investors’ attributes and their noneconomic goal in order to comprehend their socially responsible investment behaviour specifically in Indian scenario. The findings of study are useful for fund managers, regulators and researchers as study has provided useful insights regarding behaviour of Indian investors for responsible investments.

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Published
2020-11-18
How to Cite
SharmaR., MehtaK., & VyasV. (2020). Responsible Investing: A Study on Non-Economic Goals and Investors’ Characteristics. Applied Finance Letters, 9(SI), 63-78. https://doi.org/10.24135/afl.v9i2.245
Section
Special Issue on conference Changing Landscape of Securities Market