Today, January 19, 2017 Emerging Markets ESG publishes the 23nd edition of its Updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). The database – with current information as of December 31, 2016 – includes 52 awards, 1,904 conferences/events, 226 indices and 1,848 institutions. In response to an excellent suggestion from a user of the database, beginning with this edition of the database each new entry is highlighted in yellow. This will enable users to quickly identify new awards, events, indices and institutions. The first edition of the database was published by the Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program in 2002, which updated it semi-annually through December 2009. Emerging Markets ESG took over management of the database in 2010 and now updates it semi-annually.
As was the case six months ago, the most significant feature of the 23nd edition of the database is the continuing launch of new SRI indices. It now contains 226 indices, versus 202 as of June 30, 2016 and 125 as of December 31, 2015. Since July 2016, Emerging Markets ESG has added 24 indices to the database, including a range of global and regional indices, with universes covering Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe as well as developed markets and emerging markets.
The 23nd edition of the database contains 129 new conference/events, 28 new institutions and three new awards. It lists a first entry from Jamaica as well as a first company in Latvia, a first exchange in Luxembourg and a first academic institution in Sweden. It now includes entries from 98 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
Of the 1,904 conferences/events listed in the database, 532 took place in the US, 309 in the United Kingdom, 93 in Switzerland, 74 in France, 72 in Germany, 60 in the Netherlands, 58 in Canada, 50 in Australia, 34 in Belgium, 27 in South Africa, 21 in Spain, 20 in Singapore, 19 in China, 19 in Italy, 16 in Hong Kong, 16 in United Arab Emirates, 14 in India, 13 in Austria, 13 in Brazil, 12 in Denmark, 12 in Mexico and 11 in Sweden.
It lists 260 webinars, compared with 232 webinars as of June 30, 2016; 208 webinars as of December 31, 2015; 198 webinars as of June 30, 2015; 183 webinars as of December 31, 2014; 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.
The 23nd edition of the database contains 1,848 organizations divided among the following 12 categories: Academia (93 institutions); Companies – Listed Companies (481); Exchanges (38): Financial Institutions (338); Governmental Organizations (77); Media (92); Networks (135); Non-Governmental Organizations (280); Private-Public Partnerships (18); Professional and Trade Associations (103); Rating and Research (165); and Standard-Setting Organizations (28).
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.
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 24th edition of the updated database will be published in July 2017.
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