Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Value-Based Investments in Sustainability

  • Michael ShenEmail author
  • Madhavi Venkatesan
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_305



The term value-based investments focuses on incorporating environmental sustainability-based ethical principles and moral beliefs into the investment directives, approaches, and goals of investors and companies.


Value-based investmentshave become a major topic of discussion in the twenty-first century with more attention and greater amounts of capital chasing this category each year. Value-based investments in sustainability tend to encompass the same strategic goals as impact investing and environmental social, and governance (ESG), as well as, socially responsible investing (SRI). In more recent years, specialized investment products, sustainable corporate goals, prominent university research, and investor activism have spurred a rapid development of the lens...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Madhavi Venkatesan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA