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Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance by Greg N. Gregoriou, Vikash Ramiah

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Chapter 16

The Relationship between Screening Intensity and Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds

Philip Gharghori1,  and Elizabeth Ooi2     1Department of Banking and Finance, Monash Business School, Monash University, Berwick, VIC, Australia     2University of Western Australia Business School, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

Abstract

This chapter examines the relationship between screening intensity, which describes the degree to which stocks are filtered out of a socially responsible investment (SRI) fund's investable universe based on social concerns and performance in SRI mutual funds. Thus, in contrast to most prior research in the area, which compares SRI funds to their non-SRI counterparts, this chapter ...

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