About: socially responsible investment

Pension fund chief: We are seeing a strong movement towards green financing

Investors increasingly have to take into account the legal risks associated with global warming and more and more of them are adopting a socially responsible approach, Phillippe Desfossé told EURACTIV France as Climate Week opens in New York.

Socially responsible investors in EU adopt active role

Strategies aimed at directly impacting society are becoming more popular among European investors focused on green and social investing, according to a Eurosif report.

Commission ponders the effects of outsourcing

Outsourcing economic activities can affect employment rates as well as wage levels, the Commission concluded after a workshop. But there are no simple truths about outsourcing.

Financiers facing up to climate change risks

The insurance and investment industry has woken up to the implications of climate change over the past few years, recognising the huge impact it could have on the world financial market. This article looks at the pressing issues, the reaction of the EU and what is being done.

Survey reveals SRI investment on the rise among Dutch Pension Funds

Pension funds in the Netherlands focus primarily on moral and human rights issues when making a socially responsible investment decision. Environmental issues, transparency and corporate responsibility factor in to a lesser extent.

Socially Responsible Investment Index for South Africa

UK's FTSE Group and the Securities Exchange South Africa (JSE) have launched the draft "Philosophy and Criteria" for the proposed SRI Index for South Africa.

New report investigates trends in socially responsible investing

A recent study by the Domini Social Equity Fund investigated future trends in the field of socially responsible investments.

“Vice Fund”, the evil twin-brother of socially responsible funds?

The "socially irresponsible" Vice Fund went on sale to the public on 3 September, putting investors assets into the tobacco, gambling, liquor and defense sectors.