Profiling socially responsible investors: Australian evidence

Pérez-Gladish, Blanca, Benson, Karen and Faff, Robert (2012) Profiling socially responsible investors: Australian evidence. Australian Journal of Management, 37 2: 189-209. doi:10.1177/0312896211429158

Author Pérez-Gladish, Blanca
Benson, Karen
Faff, Robert
Title Profiling socially responsible investors: Australian evidence
Journal name Australian Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1327-2020
Publication date 2012-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0312896211429158
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 189
End page 209
Total pages 21
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract With the aid of an online survey, the purpose of this study is to examine financial preferences; social, environmental and ethical concerns; and socio-demographic characteristics of Australian socially responsible (SR) investors. The study advances knowledge of SR investors’ profiles and their motivations when making investment decisions. Based on a sample of 145 investors, our findings suggest that SR investors seek financial return as well as non-financial benefits. Social conscience and social health issues, as opposed to environmental issues, are relevant to investors. Interestingly, investor risk tolerance is a relatively unimportant factor in the choice of SR investments. Finally, in terms of socio-demographics, SR investors tend to be middle-aged, be middle-income professionals and have tertiary qualifications.
Keyword Ethical investment
Socially responsible investment (SRI)
Socially responsible investor’s profile
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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