Constructing Social Portfolios: A Quantitative Versus Screening Approach

Lea Kasper, Alina Hofer, Kristjan Jespersen

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When we talk about ESG, one could argue that there is a strong bias focused on climate investing, reaching net zero targets as well as good corporate governance and diversity themes. But there is much more to ESG. The “Social” dimension of ESG is hugely under explored and developed and covers under studied issues such as how companies treat their employees and care for the responsibility of their products. Still further, assessments linked to human rights codes and social impacts is only now receiving the attention it truly deserves. Although the importance of these topics is undisputed, we see that attention to particularly address the social dimension has been lacking, whereas awareness of other ESG risks has been rising immensely during the past years.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
PublisherThe Business of Society
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Decisions
  • Disclosure
  • ESG
  • ESGscore
  • ESGstrategy
  • Finance
  • Impact
  • Investing
  • Investment
  • Performance
  • Quantitative
  • Ratings
  • Research
  • Screening
  • Social
  • SocialinESG
  • Socialissues
  • Socialresponsibility
  • Socialsharperatio
  • SRI
  • Strategies
  • Sustainability
  • Approach

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