Scott Hirst

Scott Hirst is an Associate Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law and Director of Institutional Investor Research at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance.

How Much Do Investors Care About Social Responsibility?

Study participants are less likely to accept lower returns in support of social goals when acting as investors versus consumers or donors with a third accepting no reduction in returns. Additionally, those with higher income, women and Democrats were willing to accept lower return in support of social goals than those with lower income, men, Republicans and Independents.

Towards the Giant Three: The Rise and Rise of the Big Three Index Funds

The Big Three index fund managers—BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors—hold a significant proportion of the stock of US public companies, and they...

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