Pension Fund Politics: The Dangers of Socially Responsible Investing

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Jon Entine
AEI Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 112 pages
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Socially responsible investing (SRI) has attracted significant attention in recent years. The authors examine this trend and conclude that it is a serious threat to fiduciary independence and responsibilities. They support their argument with a blistering deconstruction of the myths that underlie mainstream social investing philosophy.

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Contents

The Politicization of Public Investments Jon Entine
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Pension Plans Should Just
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How Does Social Investing Affect Companies?
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About the author (2005)

Jon Entine has written and edited six other books, including Crop Chemophobia: Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution (AEI Books, 2010), Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People (Grand Central, 2007) and Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics is Undermining the Genetic Revolution in Agriculture (AEI Books, 2006). A sustainability consultant and founder of ESG MediaMetrics, a columnist for Ethical Corporation magazine and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., Entine spent 19 years as a network television news executive and producer, winning more than 20 awards including Emmys for specials on the reform movements in China and the Soviet Union. Entine has also served as a lecturer at various universities, including Columbia University, the University of Michigan, Arizona State University, New York University and most recently, Miami University (Ohio), where he was a scholar-in-residence. The American Council on Science and Health is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. It was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public.

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