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Ethical investment and ecological citizenship

Carter, N. and Huby, M. (2005) Ethical investment and ecological citizenship. Environmental Politics, 14 (2). pp. 255-272. ISSN 0964-4016

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There has been very little debate about the practical forms that ecological citizenship might take. Ethical investment, which seeks to influence companies to adopt responsible policies that benefit society and the environment, has grown rapidly in recent years, particularly in the UK. Dobson has identified four defining characteristics that are used in this article to assess whether ethical investment is an example of ecological citizenship. The evidence demonstrates that individual ethical investors are engaged in an activity that displays all the characteristics of ecological citizenship. However, the case for regarding institutional investors as ecological citizens is weak, although citizenship arguments have the potential to strengthen the case for corporate social responsibility.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
The University of York > Politics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 13:56
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 13:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010500055159
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/09644010500055159
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6057

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