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DETAILED SLIDE INDEX

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. What is business about?
  3. 3. Milton Friedman
  4. 4. A comment on Friedman
  5. 5. Shareholders
  6. 6. Shareholder return
  7. 7. Beyond financial return and risk
  8. 8. Questions about SRI
  9. 9. What is SRI?
  10. 10. Other names for SRI
  11. 11. Possible SRI definitions
  12. 12. How do you do SRI?
  13. 13. Possible investment methods
  14. 14. How much money is invested in this way?
  15. 15. Estimates of the market
  16. 16. SRI strategies: avoidance and preference
  17. 17. Examples of 'bad' business
  18. 18. Examples of 'bad' companies
  19. 19. Examples of 'good' business
  20. 20. Examples of 'good' companies
  21. 21. Criteria to operate the different dimensions
  22. 22. Defining military contracting
  23. 23. Does social investment hurt financially?
  24. 24. Doing good vs. doing well
  25. 25. Is it ethical?
  26. 26. Two strands
  27. 27. The final word(s)
  28. 28. Current and recent trends
  29. 29. Conclusion
  30. 30. Thank you for listening
  31. 31. END

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Cowton, C. (2011), "Socially responsible investment", in Fisher, C. (ed.), Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: How managers and organizations can behave decently and responsibly, The Marketing & Management Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at http://hstalks.com/?t=MM1172834)

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Prof. Chris Cowton Show Biography

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Chris Cowton – Dean of the University of Huddersfield Business School, UK

Chris Cowton joined Huddersfield in 1996 as Professor of Accounting after ten years at the University of Oxford, where he was University Lecturer in Management Studies and a Fellow of Templeton College. Prior to that, he lectured in Cardiff and Aberystwyth. He became Dean in 2008. Chris is widely published in accounting and business ethics, with a particular interest in the ethics of accounting and finance. He is Editor of the leading journal, Business Ethics: A European Review, and he is a member of the Ethics Standards Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a BA with First Class Honours in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield, an MScEcon from the University of Wales, an MA (by Special Resolution) from the University of Oxford, a PhD from the University of Sheffield and a Graduate Diploma in Philosophy from the University of York. He is a Chartered Secretary (ASIS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Publication Date

January, 2011

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  • Is it ethical?
  • Some current trends
  • Conclusion

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