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Pensions at work : socially responsible investment of union-based pension funds /
edited by Jack Quarter, Isla Carmichael, Sherida Ryan.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2008.
description
xxv, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802093108 (pbk.), 9780802093103 (pbk.)
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2008.
isbn
0802093108 (pbk.)
9780802093103 (pbk.)
contents note
Socially responsible investment of pensions: issues and debates -- Just having it is not enough: labour's voice on pension boards -- Fiduciary duties, investment screening, and economically targeted investing: a flexible approach for changing times -- Human capital-based investment criteria for total shareholder returns -- Corporate governance and environmental risk management: a quantitative analysis of "new paradigm" firms -- Social accounting and reporting for economically targeted investments: the expanded value added statement -- Economically targeted investments, union pension funds, and public-private partnerships in Canada -- Economically targeted investing: financial and collateral impact -- Pension-fund management and socially responsible investment -- Training for effective action: evaluation of the Quebec Federation of Labour Training Program on the Bargaining and Administration of Pension Plans.
catalogue key
6434008
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Reference & Research Book News, August 2008
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Pension funds have come to play an increasingly important role within the new economy. According to Statistics Canada, in 2006, trusteed pension funds in Canada had $836 billion of assets and represented the savings of 4.6 million Canadian workers. Pensions at Workis a unique collection of papers that uses a labour perspective to deal with the socially responsible investment of pension funds. Featuring leading Canadian and international scholars, it builds on existing scholarship on socially responsible investment and on the growing interest of the Canadian labour movement in joint trusteeship. What is unique about this collection is that it synthesizes three distinct themes - socially responsible investment, pension funds, and labour studies. The contributors address an array of critical issues such as gaps in the education of union trustees of pension funds, the impact of human capital criteria on shareholder returns, the influence of corporate engagement upon corporate performance, and the nature of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Although the essays in Pensions at Work all address the nexus between socially responsible investment, pension funds, and unions, each looks at a particular manifestation of that relationship through a different disciplinary lens. This collection moves the discussion to pension funds in which union representatives are also trustees, a relatively new approach that will be of great interest to institutional investors, the labour movement, and instructors in labour studies programs.
Table of Contents
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Socially Responsible Investment of Pensions: Issues and Debatesp. 3
Just Having It Is Not Enough: Labour's Voice on Pension Boardsp. 42
Fiduciary Duties, Investment Screening, and Economically Targeted Investing: A Flexible Approach for Changing Timesp. 70
Human Capital-Based Investment Criteria for Total Shareholder Returnsp. 106
Corporate Governance and Environmental Risk Management: A Quantitative Analysis of 'New Paradigm' Firmsp. 129
Social Accounting and Reporting for Economically Targeted Investments: The Expanded Value Added Statementp. 159
Economically Targeted Investments, Union Pension Funds, and Public-Private Partnerships in Canadap. 181
Economically Targeted Investing: Financial and Collateral Impactp. 207
Pension-Fund Management and Socially Responsible Investmentp. 241
Training for Effective Action: Evaluation of the Quebec Federation of Labour Training Program on the Bargaining and Administration of Pension Plansp. 271
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