The ethical ratings phenomenon

Christopher Cowton, Christopher Low

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The rating of companies’ ethical, social and environmental performance is an increasingly common practice. This paper describes a research project designed to explore empirically this phenomenon of growing importance. It outlines a framework that positions rating agencies as information intermediaries and from this derives an initial list of research questions relating to the three major categories of players involved – companies, rating agencies and users of the ratings generated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalNew Academy Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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