Emerging Markets ESG – 18th edition of Updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) published today – Friday, July 25, 2014

Today, Friday, July 25, 2014 Emerging Markets ESG publishes the 18th edition of its Updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).

The Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program published an inaugural Database of Contacts in the Field of SRI on the capital markets research page of the PFS Program website on October 25, 2002. The inaugural database contained contact information about more than 275 organizations whose SRI activities were reported online and/or in the financial press. Thereafter, the PFS Program updated the database eight times.

Emerging Markets ESG published a 10th edition of the database in July 2010, an 11th edition of the database in December 2010, a 12th edition in July 2011, a 13th edition in December 2011, a 14th edition in July 2012, a 15th edition in December 2012, a 16th edition in June 2013 and a 17th edition in February 2014.

This 18th edition of the database, with current information as of June 30, 2014, contains 1,795 organizations and 1,399 conferences/events divided among the following 15 categories: Academia (90 institutions); Awards and Prizes (44); Companies – Listed Companies (459); Conferences and Events (1,399); Exchanges (32): Financial Institutions (272); Governmental Organizations (76); Indices (77), Media (87); Networks (111); Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (264); Private-Public Partnerships (18); Professional and Trade Associations (98); Rating and Research (144); and Standard-Setting Organizations (23).

The updated database includes institutions from 86 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.  This edition of the database contains new entries from Ghana (Ghana MicroFinance Institutions Network [GHAMIN]), Paraguay (a conscious capitalism business & trade mission as well as conference), Senegal (a solar power event) and Tajikistan (the microfinance institution Arvand).

The 17th edition of the database contained 1,742 organizations and 1,251 conferences/events in 81 countries. Thus, the 18th edition contains 53 new organizations and 148 new conferences/events.

A table of contents appears as the first worksheet and a statistics worksheet appears as the last worksheet in the database.  Each worksheet is sorted alphabetically by institution; each worksheet may also be re-sorted alphabetically by country.

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“Légalisation du travail des enfants en Bolivie : le droit international contre la réalité locale“ – Novethic – July 21, 2014

En Bolivie, être enfant et travailler dans la rue ou dans les champs est “normal”. Ce qui l’est moins, c’est le choix du gouvernement de légaliser cet état de fait en abaissant l’âge minimum pour travailler à 10 ans. Cette décision, prise il y a quelques jours, contrevient à la convention de l’Organisation internationale du travail (OIT) qui fixe un seuil de 14 ans. C’est un échec pour tous ceux qui luttent contre le travail des enfants. Mais une victoire pour les syndicats des enfants-travailleurs, à l’origine même de cette revendication.

Lire la suite sur le site Novethic.