Socially Responsible Investments

The Crossroads Between Institutional and Retail Investors

  • Mario La Torre
  • Helen Chiappini

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance book series (SIF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mario La Torre, Helen Chiappini
    Pages 1-3
  3. Stefania Sylos Labini, Antonia Patrizia Iannuzzi, Elisabetta D’Apolito
    Pages 5-36
  4. Giuliana Birindelli, Paola Ferretti, Helen Chiappini
    Pages 37-59
  5. Alberto Burchi, Duccio Martelli, Paola Musile Tanzi
    Pages 101-124
  6. Stefano Cosma, Alessandro Giovanni Grasso, Francesco Pagliacci, Alessia Pedrazzoli
    Pages 149-170
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-173

About this book


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.


Social Impact Investing Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainable Finance Socially Responsible Investments Crowdfunding Risk-return Financial markets

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario La Torre
    • 1
  • Helen Chiappini
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac di Economia, Dept di MgmtSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Economia AziendaleD'Annunzio University of Chieti–PescaraItaly

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