“Ultimately, responsible investment implies a redefinition of what is called ‘success’ in investment, from a one-dimensional, purely financial approach to a multi-dimensional approach with an appreciation of the ‘jointness’ of stakeholder interests and value creation over extended periods of time. In other words, responsible investment implies a paradigm change.”
- Steven Lydenberg and Céline Louche,
Dilemmas in Responsible Investment, 2011
Senior Research Fellow
Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Steven Lydenberg is a senior research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and co-founding director of the Center’s Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI). The IRI promotes the development of the theory and practice of responsible investment through research, dialogue, and action, building communities of practice around innovative responsible investment strategies. In his recent book with Céline Louche, Dilemmas in Responsible Investment (Greenleaf, 2011), he examines a number of the dilemmas and practical problems responsible investment practitioners face daily.
Steven Lydenberg has previously worked as chief investment officer for Domini Social Investments, as a research associate with Trillium Asset Management, and as research director for both KLD Research & Analytics and the Council on Economic Priorities. He is the author of Corporations and the Public Interest: Guiding the Invisible Hand (Berrett-Koehler, 2005) and Investing for Good (with Peter Kinder and Amy Domini, Harper Collins, 1993). His articles on responsible investment and corporate social responsibility have appeared in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Governance: An International Review and the Journal of Investing.
Read the work of the Initiative for Responsible Investment http://hausercenter.org/iri/