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    A Puzzle in SRI: The Investor and the Judge
    with Vandekerckhove Wim and Liedekerke Luc
    Journal of Business Ethics 84 (2): 221-235. 2009.
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    A Speech-Act Model for Talking to Management. Building a Framework for Evaluating Communication within the SRI Engagement Process
    with Wim Vandekerckhove and Dirk Braeckel
    Journal of Business Ethics 82 (1): 77-91. 2008.
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    A Puzzle in SRI: Stakeholders in the Mist
    with Wim Van Opstal
    Philosophy of Management 8 (3): 81-96. 2009.
    ‘Stakeholder’ and related notions have been coined to enhance managerial practice in mainstream corporations. Currently, these notions are abundantly present in all kinds of discourses, especially those on ‘socially responsible investing’. But what kind of stakeholder management are these socially responsible investors promoting and what might be reasonable expectations about outcomes? We find that they promote an approach that has shareholder value as motivation and legitimisation and that they…Read more
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    Promoting international dialogue between fundamental and applied ethics
    with Robert Nozick, Maartje Schermer, Paul Schotsmans, Stephen Holland, William Desmond, Rolf Geiger, Jean-Christophe Merle, Nico Scarano, and Christopher Bertram
    Ethical Perspectives 24 (2004): 01-2014. 2003.
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    Responsible Investment in Times of Turmoil (edited book)
    with Wim Vandekerckhove, Kristian Alm, Bert Scholtens, Silvana Signori, and Henry Schäfer
    Springer. 2011.
    This book is the first to question the future of SRI in such a radical way.
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    A Puzzle in SRI: The Investor and the Judge
    with Jos Leys, Wim Vandekerckhove, and Luc Van Liedekerke
    Journal of Business Ethics 84 (2). 2009.
    As Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) enters the mainstream of professional and institutional investment practice, some perplexities arise. Some SRI market participants are well schooled in finance but are hesitative as to how to apply non-financial criteria in the management of portfolios. Governments too are giving SRI more attention and, in some countries, are discussion whether and how to regulate the SRI market. Advocacy groups are targeting SRI projects through media campaigns using pol…Read more
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    A Speech-Act Model for Talking to Management. Building a Framework for Evaluating Communication within the SRI Engagement Process
    with Wim Vandekerckhove, Jos Leys, and Dirk Van Braeckel
    Journal of Business Ethics 82 (1). 2008.
    Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) has grown considerably over the past three decades. One form of SRI, engagement-SRI, is today by far the most practiced form of SRI (in assets managed) and has the potential to mainstream SRI even further. However, lack of formalized engagement procedures and evaluation tools leave the engagement practice too opaque for such a mainstreaming. This article can be considered as a first step in the development of a standard for the engagement practice. By develo…Read more
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    Ethics in Finance (review)
    Ethical Perspectives 16 (4): 511-514. 2009.
    Book Reviewed in this article Financial Decision‐Making and Moral Responsibility. Edited by Stephen Frowen and Francis P. McHugh
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    That's not what happened and it's not my fault anyway! An exploration of management attitudes towards Sri-shareholder engagement
    with Wim Vandekerckhove and Dirk van Braeckel
    Business Ethics: A European Review 16 (4). 2007.
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    Post Scripta–An Owl's View
    with Bert Scholtens, Henry Schäfer, Wim Vandekerckhove, Kristian Alm, and Silvana Signori
    In Wim Vandekerckhove, Jos Leys, Kristian Alm, Bert Scholtens, Silvana Signori & Henry Schäfer (eds.), Responsible Investment in Times of Turmoil, Springer. pp. 221. 2011.
  • A Puzzle in SRI: Stakeholders in the Mist
    with Wim Van Opstal
    Philosophy of Management 8 (3): 81-96. 2009.
    ‘Stakeholder’ and related notions have been coined to enhance managerial practice in mainstream corporations. Currently, these notions are abundantly present in all kinds of discourses, especially those on ‘socially responsible investing’. But what kind of stakeholder management are these socially responsible investors promoting and what might be reasonable expectations about outcomes? We find that they promote an approach that has shareholder value as motivation and legitimisation and that they…Read more
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    Editorial introduction
    with Wim Vandekerckhove
    Philosophica 80 (3): 211-212. 2007.
    This introduction to the special issue on information asymmetries in socially responsible investment introduces the concept of information asymmetries and offers an overview of how such information asymmetries pertain to SRI. We first point out that all Abanking@, in its different metiers, always is concerned with information asymmetries. That introductory concept is succeeded by an overview of the different metiers in banking. We try to diminish a general information asymmetry regarding the fin…Read more
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    Having a Look at the Effectiveness of SRI-endeavours
    Philosophica 80 121-130. 2007.
    This paper, an epilogue to the special issue on socially responsible investment, is a first attempt to philosophically tackle information asymmetries that pertain to the consequences or the effectiveness of SRI-policies. The paper discerns four types or techniques of SRI: 1) shareholder engagement; 2) the selection of best-in-class entities; 3) the maintenance of categorical exclusions; 4) the financing of alternative economies. For each technique, the paper first briefly sketches the mechanism …Read more
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