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The Responsible Investment Series


About the Series

The Routledge Responsible Investment series has established itself as the most authoritative forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work on all aspects of responsible investment.

We welcome proposals books and edited collections on the following topics:

  • The financial, environmental, social and governance outcomes from responsible investment.
  • Responsible investment in different asset classes.
  • Responsible investment in different geographies.
  • The implementation of responsible investment by different actors (e.g. pension funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, insurance companies), and in different geographic regions.
  • The role that has been played by collaborative initiatives such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, UNEPFI and the investor networks on climate change.
  • Public policy and responsible investment.

Reflecting the changing landscape of responsible investment, we are particularly interested in the question of impact. We welcome proposals that critically engage with and analyse the contribution that investment makes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and to enhancing the stability and resilience of economic and financial systems.


To submit a proposal to the Responsible Investment Series, please email [email protected]

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Climate Change and the Governance of Corporations Lessons from the Retail Sector

Climate Change and the Governance of Corporations: Lessons from the Retail Sector

1st Edition

By Rory Sullivan, Andy Gouldson
October 01, 2020

Climate change represents the most important environmental challenge of our time. Organisations are responding by implementing governance processes and taking action to reduce their own emissions and the emissions from their supply chains and value chains. Yet very little is known about how these ...

Dilemmas in Responsible Investment

Dilemmas in Responsible Investment

1st Edition

By Céline Louche, Steve Lydenberg
June 01, 2011

Imagine that you are a responsible investment money manager. One of your clients is asking you to sell her holdings in a company because it has been accused in the press of contracting with suppliers that have abusive labour conditions. You have to evaluate and benchmark the CSR performance of...

Principles and Practice of Impact Investing A Catalytic Revolution

Principles and Practice of Impact Investing: A Catalytic Revolution

1st Edition

Edited By Veronica Vecchi, Luciano Balbo, Manuela Brusoni, Stefano Caselli
August 01, 2016

Impact investing is gaining global attention from society, governments and businesses. Increasingly, it is seen as a new paradigm to deal with the economic crisis and curtailed public budgets, an answer to the diversified needs of society. It now ranks high on the policy agenda of governments and ...

Responsible Investment

Responsible Investment

1st Edition

Edited By Rory Sullivan, Craig Mackenzie
February 01, 2006

Most investment today is conducted by a relatively small number of institutional investors – pension funds and investment managers – who manage the pensions and saving funds of millions of ordinary people. The manner in which these institutional investors invest and discharge their responsibilities...

The Long Hedge Preserving Organisational Value through Climate Change Adaptation

The Long Hedge: Preserving Organisational Value through Climate Change Adaptation

1st Edition

By Jason West
January 31, 2014

Part of the Greenleaf Publishing Responsible Investment Series.Mitigating and adapting to risks and changing circumstances is a natural part of doing business. But methods of mitigating and adapting can be quite different in terms of time, cost and observed impacts. The impacts of mitigation ...

The Responsible Investor Handbook Mobilizing Workers' Capital for a Sustainable World

The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers' Capital for a Sustainable World

1st Edition

By Thomas Croft, Annie Malhotra
July 24, 2016

For decades, workers’ capital stewards have invested wisely to provide a secure retirement for millions of people around the world. This money – our money – represents an enormous share of economic and capital market wealth. It has seeded and grown innumerable innovative industries that have ...

Valuing Corporate Responsibility How Do Investors Really Use Corporate Responsibility Information?

Valuing Corporate Responsibility: How Do Investors Really Use Corporate Responsibility Information?

1st Edition

By Rory Sullivan
March 01, 2011

Investors have taken a long time to pay attention to corporate responsibility. Despite the growing number of companies that were taking action to manage the social and environmental impacts of their activities and operations and that were reporting on their corporate responsibility performance, ...

The Business of Farm Animal Welfare

The Business of Farm Animal Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Nicky Amos, Rory Sullivan
July 27, 2017

Globally, nearly 70 billion animals are farmed annually for meat, milk and eggs. Two-thirds of these are farmed intensively. The views held by food companies on animal stewardship, and the management practices and processes that they adopt are, therefore, of critical importance in determining the ...

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