Green Investing: Is it Different from Socially Responsible Investing?

Mallett, James E.; Michelson, Stuart
September 2010
International Journal of Business;Sep2010, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p395
Academic Journal
In this paper we examine the performance of green funds, socially responsible funds (SRI), and index funds over time. For parametric and non-parametric tests, we find that there is no real performance difference between green funds and SRI funds nor are there differences for index funds and green funds. We do find marginal performance differences between index funds and SRI funds, with the index funds showing better performance. Comparing SRI and green funds have not been examined previously in the literature and these results provide useful information for individual investors' mutual fund decisions.


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