Research seminar "Knowledge, Fear and Beliefs: Household Demand for Socially Responsible Investments" by Dr. David T. Robinson

2018-08-22 09:50:50

Seminar Announcement David Robinson

 

On August 28, will be a research seminar “Knowledge, Fear and Beliefs: Household Demand for Socially Responsible Investments” by Dr. David T. Robinson.

Abstract

While most corporations embrace environmental and social responsiblity as a key component of their corporate strategy, no work to date has explored whether house-holds understand the tradeoffs that they face when they invest in stocks that purport to be socially responsible. We conduct a large scale survey of Swedish households to measure how much they understand about the science behind environmental im-pact, their financial literacy, as well as their understanding of their own knowledge of these matters. Connecting their results to their actual retirement savings decisions, we can link actual and perceived environmental and financial literacy to the tendency to make “green” investment choices.