Partnerships for the Goals

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Long-Term Investments

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Investments account for future prospects. Long-term investment is based on discounting future anticipations. Socially responsible investments (SRIs) were historically focused on long-term considerations. In general, sociopsychological motives may drive the demand for SRIs besides the intention to maximize profits. Altruism as a concern for the societal well-being, the need for innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic leadership advantages through social status elevation, utility derived from transparency and information disclosure but also self-enhancement through identification and self-consistency, the expression of social values but also long-term considerations are sociopsychological drives of SRI (Puaschunder forthcoming-b). These nonfinancial criteria seem to play a major role in the decision to invest with a long-term focus. Long-term investment holds sociopsychological and leadership...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The New School, Department of EconomicsSchwartz Center for Economic Policy AnalysisNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Arts and SciencesColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  4. 4.CIBER Center for International Business Education and Research, Duquès Hall, George Washington School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Monica Thiel
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  1. 1.School of Public Administration and School of Business AdministrationUniversity of International Business and Economics & China University of PetroleumBeijingChina