Today, Friday, January 30, 2015 Emerging Markets ESG publishes the 19th 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 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, a 17th edition in February 2014 and an 18th edition in July 2014.
This 19th edition of the database, with current information as of December 31, 2014, contains 1,491 conferences/events and 1,819 organizations divided among the following 14 categories: Academia (91 institutions); Awards and Prizes (45); Companies – Listed Companies (459); Exchanges (32): Financial Institutions (275); Governmental Organizations (77); Indices (90), Media (87); Networks (114); Non-Governmental Organizations (264); Private-Public Partnerships (18); Professional and Trade Associations (99); Rating and Research (144); and Standard-Setting Organizations (24).
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.
The updated database includes institutions from 89 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. This edition of the database contains new entries from Georgia (4th Annual Central Asia & Caucasus Microfinance Forum), Peru (Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014 – Lima – December 9, 2014) and Zambia (Cracking the Nut 2015 – Lukasa, Zambia – March 2-3, 2015).
The 18th edition of the database contained 1,399 conferences/events and 1,795 organizations in 86 countries. Thus, this 19th edition contains 92 new conferences/events and 24 new organizations.
Several observations may be made about the updated database, which was compiled between July 1 and December 31, 2014:
First, the scope and size of the database continue to grow. Although there was a smaller amount of institutions added to this addition of the database, the additions represent a range of countries and institutional types.
Second, the geographical diversity of the database continues to expand. In addition to the first entries from Georgia, Peru and Zambia mentioned above, the 19th edition of the database also includes a first event in New Zealand, a first index in Australia, a first index in Turkey as well as a new national association – China SIF.
Third, as noted in the 11 most recent editions of the database, the number of conferences and events on SRI topics continues to increase. During the second half of 2014 this trend continued.
The number of conferences and events on SRI topics increased to 1,491, from 1,399 as of June 30, 2014 and 1,251 as of December 31, 2013. The figure was 1,139 on June 30, 2013; 956 on December 31, 2012; 807 on June 30, 2012; 657 on December 30, 2011; 551 on July 29, 2011; and 423 on December 31, 2010.
Of the 1,491 conferences/events listed in the 19th edition of the database, 423 took place in the USA, 238 in the UK, 74 in Switzerland, 66 in France, 56 in Germany, 52 in the Netherlands, 46 in Canada, 40 in Australia, 30 in Belgium, 20 in South Africa, 18 in Spain, 15 in China, 15 in Singapore, 15 in Italy, 14 in Hong Kong, 13 in United Arab Emirates, 12 in Brazil and 12 in India.
The 19th edition of the database contains 183 webinars, compared with 168 webinars as of June 30, 2014; 140 webinars as of December 31, 2013; 116 webinars as of June 31, 2013; and 89 webinars as of December 31, 2012.
Acquisitions, consolidation and mergers in several areas, including corporate governance advisory, indices, proxy voting, ratings and research continued throughout the second half of 2014. Every effort was made to update contact information in each worksheet. If a reader notes any out-of-date information, please contact Emerging Markets ESG. We will update the entry.
Emerging Markets ESG would appreciate your constructive criticism and feedback regarding the database.
The 20th edition of the updated database will be published in June 2015.
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