Today Emerging Markets ESG publishes an updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).
The Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program published an initial database of contacts in the field of SRI on the capital markets research page of the PFS Program website on October 25, 2002. It 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. The ninth edition of the database was published on December 1, 2009; it contained 1,335 organizations divided among 13 categories.
This 10th edition of the database, with current information as of June 30, 2010, contains 1,454 organizations divided among the following 13 categories: Academia (42 institutions); Awards and Prizes (19); Companies – Listed Companies (400); Conferences and Events (281); Financial Institutions (159); Governmental Organizations (55); Indices (40), Media (66); Networks (33); Non-Governmental Organizations (230); Professional Associations (50); Public-Private Partnerships (nine); and Rating and Research (70). It includes institutions from 59 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
Several observations may be made about the updated database, which was compiled between April 1 and June 30, 2010:
First, the geographical diversity of the database continues to expand. Institutions from Columbia, Indonesia, Israel and Singapore appear in the database for the first time.
Second, the scope of conferences/events on SRI topics and institutions engaged in SRI continues to expand. Additions were made to each category of the database, except public-private partnerships.
Third, a number of new SRI indices appear in the updated database, including several indices from emerging markets.
Fourth, as noted in the eight and ninth editions of the database, the number of conferences and events on SRI topics continues to increase. During the first half of 2010 this trend continued. The number of conferences and events on SRI topics increased from 232 (as of November 30, 2009) to 281 (as of June 30, 2010). Of these, 84 conferences/events took place in the UK and 85 in the US.
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