Understanding financial intermediaries' hesitation about socially responsible investing

Risi, David (2017). Understanding financial intermediaries' hesitation about socially responsible investing Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017(1), p. 10331. 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.10331abstract

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Despite a strong demand for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and scientific evidence that responsible investing can outperform conventional investments, financial intermediaries are hesitant about SRI. Through an institutional logics lens, this research inductively investigates what hinders the adoption of SRI within intermediaries. Based on interviews with representatives from Swiss banks and insurance firms, the comparative study shows that while short-term orientation tends to complicate SRI, long-termism generally furthers SRI. The findings contribute to the SRI and the institutional logics literature: First, time helps to understand differences in SRI adoption and gives new insights into the feasibility of SRI. Second, the research explains how time shapes the conflict between different institutional logics within organizations.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


Business School > Institute for Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship
Business School > Institute for Sustainable Business


Risi, David0000-0003-1652-8806






David Risi

Date Deposited:

06 Oct 2020 07:07

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2023 21:46

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

institutional logics, socially responsible investing (SRI), time



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