Organizations Associated With
Ethical Investing & Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
(South Africa) "Africa Sustainable Investment Forum [AfricaSIF] is a network,
knowledgebase and advocate for sustainable investment in Africa."
(Global) "Through machine learning and
big data, Arabesque S-Ray™ systematically combines over
200 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics
with news signals from over 50,000 sources across 15
languages. It is the first tool of its kind to rate
companies on the normative principles of the United
Nations Global Compact: Human Rights, Labour Rights, the
Environment, and Anti-Corruption (GC Score).
Additionally, Arabesque S-Ray™ provides an
industry-specific assessment of companies′ performance
on financially material sustainability criteria (ESG
Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
(Hong Kong) "The Association for Responsible Investment in Asia is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to promoting socially
responsible investment (SRI) in Asia."
(UK) "Blue & Green Investor is primarily aimed at UK investors and advisers
and provides a variety of news, opinion and knowledge provided by
experts in the thematic, environmental and ethical investment fund
industry. We also have a comprehensive fund library where you can
filter, analyse up to the minute performance and favourite funds."
Charity SRI is aimed at encouraging charities in "Responsible
Investment... aligning investments with mission and incorporating
social, environmental and ethical issues into investments."
"The Climate Bonds Initiative is an international,
investor-focused not-for-profit. It’s the only
organisation in the world focusing on mobilizing the
$100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions."
(Europe) "Climetrics is the world′s first fund
rating which enables investors to integrate climate
impact into their investment decisions. Covering equity
funds and ETFs in Europe worth €2.5 trillion."
(UK) "The Corporate Critic indexes and rates the Corporate Social Responsibility records of
over 50,000 companies."
(UK) "The CorporateRegister.com is the world’s largest online directory of corporate
non-financial reports. These include Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR), sustainability, environmental and
(Global) "Created by Corporate Knights and powered by carbon data
from South Pole Group , the Clean Capitalist Decarbonizer is a free
interactive tool that shows the financial implications of divesting high
carbon companies in favour of those that derive at least 20% of their
revenues from environmental markets or new energy."
Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable
(Netherlands) "The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable
Development (VBDO) works to create a sustainable capital market, a
market that considers not only financial criteria but also
non-financial, social and environmental criteria."
Engaged Tracking Carbon Rankings
"The rankings provide a data-driven corporate
engagement platform to enable investors to track
corporate carbon disclosure and performance across their
investments in a transparent way."
(USA) "EnvironmentStocks.com is an investor and industry news portal for the environmental and
socially responsible investing sector."
(UK) "Environmental-Finance.com is an online news and analysis
service established in 1999 to report on sustainable investment, green
finance and the people and companies active in environmental markets."
(UK) "Ethex aims to make ethical investment easy to understand and easy to
do. It aims to offer the services, information and support you need to
put small amounts of money into businesses that bring true benefit to
society. We want to reconnect people with their money and support them
in investing in what they believe."
(UK) "EIRIS is a global leader in the
provision of environmental, social, governance (ESG)
research for responsible investors."
"... the global independent business newsletter on corporate social
responsibility and socially responsible investment."
(UK) "Ethical Screening’s services enable individuals,
charities and trusts with concerns about the sort of activities their
investments are funding and profiting from, to invest their money
according to their principles."
(Canada) "Ethiquette, a new, independent, interactive,
educational Web platform dedicated to responsible
(Belgium) "Eurosif is the leading non-for-profit
pan-European sustainable and responsible investment
(SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to
promote sustainability through European financial
Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e. V.
(Germany) "Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), founded in 2001, is
the industry association promoting sustainable investment in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland. It has over 150 corporate members, including
banks, investment management companies, insurance companies, rating
agencies, investment companies, asset managers, financial advisers and
NGOs, and around 30 individual members."
(Belgium)" Forum ETHIBEL develops a framework and
tools to stimulate socially responsible investing and
corporate social responsibility."
(UK) "By bringing together information about the
many different, but often complimentary, ‘sustainable,
responsible and ethical investment (SRI)′ strategies we
aim to make ‘SRI′ options easier to research,
understand, compare, and advise clients on."
(Sweden, UK, Denmark, Poland and Switzerland) "On behalf of
investors we engage with hundreds of global companies
annually on environmental, social and governance issues
in order to achieve corporate change and better
(Canada) "The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the
World is an annual project initiated by Corporate
Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism."
Global Impact Investing Network
(USA) "The Global Impact Investing Network
(GINN) is a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the
effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments
aim to solve social or environmental challenges while
generating financial profit."
(Subsidiary of MSCI)
(Global) "GMI Ratings provides global research coverage of
the environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks
affecting the performance of public companies."
(USA) "GreenBiz provides intelligent, focused content on business,
technology and sustainability for people from every industry and
discipline. Since 1991, GreenBiz has chronicled and been a catalyst for
thought leadership in aligning environmental responsibility with
profitable business practices."
Green Money Journal
"The GreenMoney Journal
encourages and promotes the awareness of socially & environmentally
responsible business, investing and consumer resources in publications &
(Canada) "GIR guides its clients through
the environmental, social and corporate-governance issues that affect
public companies. It also offers a wide array of services including
proxy-voting services, research and business consulting."
(USA) "ImpactBase is the searchable, online database of
impact investment funds and products designed for investors."
Inflection Point Capital Management
(USA/Canada) "Inflection Point Capital
Management: the world′s first multi-strategy asset
management advisory boutique offering exclusively
sustainability-enhanced investment products across a
broad range of asset classes."
Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University
(USA) "The Initiative for Responsible Investment was founded
to provide institutional support for catalytic activity for responsible
investment, broadly construed, with a strong focus on creating a
foundation of research activity around the field."
Institute for the Fiduciary Standard
(USA) "The Institute is a nonprofit formed in 2011 to
benefit investors and society through its research, education and
advocacy of the fiduciary standard′s importance to investors, our
capital markets and economy."
Shareholder Services (ISS)
(Global) "Bringing nearly three decades of
experience & global scale, ISS provides
industry-leadingsolutions to institutional investors,
corporations and governance practitioners."
International Association of Investors in the
(Belgiuim) "INAISE (the International Association of Investors in
the Social Economy) is a global network of socially and environmentally
oriented financial institutions... Through INAISE, social investors from
all over the world have been joining forces to exchange experience,
disseminate information and show that money can actually used to achieve
positive social and environmental change."
International Shari′ah Research Academy
for Islamic Finance
(Malaysia) "The International Shari′ah Research Academy for
Islamic Finance, more commonly known by its acronym, ISRA, has been
established to promote applied research in the area of Shari’ah and
Responsibility Research Institute
(USA) "We are dedicated to funding objective research
focused on corporate governance and responsibility. Our research is
broadly available to investors, policymakers, and interested
stakeholders to help foster informed, fact-based decisions."
Investors Against Genocide
(USA) "Investors Against Genocide is a non-profit organization dedicated to
convincing mutual fund and other investment firms to change their
investing strategy so as to avoid complicity in genocide."
(Japan) "Japan for Sustainability (JFS) is a non-profit group that provides
information from Japan to add to momentum here and around the world
toward a truly happy and sustainable future."
(USA) "JUST Capital measures and ranks companies on
the issues Americans care about most so you can then act
on that knowledge."
Research and Analysis
(Israel) "Kayema Investments Ltd. is a leading
provider of clean technology investment and management
solutions. The key to our success is our ability to
understand global market trends and identify strategic
locations and partnerships. Kayema was founded in 2005
and has offices in the Middle East and Africa."
Libra Information Services
(Canada) "Libra is a team of professional library and knowledge
management specialists who help organizations add value to their
(Global) "MSCI is a leading provider of
investment decision support tools to over 6,000 clients
worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique
hedge funds. We offer a range of products and services -
including indexes, portfolio risk and performance
analytics, and ESG data and research - from a number of
internationally recognized brands such as Barra,
RiskMetrics and IPD."
(Global) Ownership transparency
is revealing who ultimately owns, controls or benefits
from a company. This person(s) is sometimes described as
the ’beneficial owner’. Beneficial owners can be masked
through complex structures including layers of anonymous
shell companies, trusts, foundations, bearer shares, or
chains of third parties, who act on their behalf."
RiBH - The Sharia
(Ummah) "RIBH is an independent portal about Sharia Compliant
Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC)
(USA) "The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC)
works with students, alumni, and other university
stakeholders to make endowments a force for positive
social, environmental, and economic change."
(Canada) “The RIA is Canada′s membership
association for Responsible Investment (RI). Members
include mutual fund companies, financial institutions,
asset management firms, advisors, consultants,
investment research firms, asset owners, individual
investors and others interested in RI... the
RI Marketplace makes it easy to find responsible
investment products, services, and advice."
Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)
(Australasia) "The RIAA is the peak industry body
representing responsible and ethical investors across
Australia and New Zealand. RIAA has over 150 members who
manage more than $500 billion in assets under
management, including super funds, fund managers,
consultants, researchers, brokers, impact investors,
property managers, community banks, community trusts,
religious groups, financial advisers and individuals."
Investment Research Association (RIRA)
(India) "RIRA will aim to build dialogue on responsible
investment and environmental, social and governance (ESG)
mainstreaming in the region."
(Canada) "SHARE will advance responsible investment
by encouraging and assisting asset owners to maximize
long-term financial returns by promoting good corporate
governance, respect for human rights, vibrant
communities and a healthy environment."
Sustainable Investment Research Institute P/L
(Australia) "The SIRIS is a dedicated,
specialised ESG research group, providing investment
research and analysis of corporate sustainability and
governance risks and opportunities."
(Canada) "SocialFinance.ca is a program of the MaRS Centre
for Impact Investing. We are proud to be a leading online community and
information hub for social finance and impact investing in Canada."
(USA) "SocialFunds.com features over 10,000 pages of
information on SRI mutual funds, community investments,
corporate research, shareowner actions, and daily social
(South Korea) "The aim of SolAbility’s ESG services is to increase value for Asset
Management companies through identification of companies that achieve
superior financial returns through sustainability management."
(USA) "The site covers studies of corporate social
responsibility, socially responsible investing, and
sustainable investing up until the 2010-2011 timeframe."
(UK) "SRI-CONNECT will create an on-line marketplace of ideas that
will enhance relationships between all SRI industry participants and
make sustainability factors a fundamental part of investment
SRI Style Finder
(UK) "The purpose of this microsite is to introduce ‘Sustainable
& Responsible Investment′ options to individual investors… and help you
to identify your own best fit ′SRI Style(s)′."
(Global)"Sustainalytics is a global leader in sustainability
research and analysis, serving investors and financial institutions
around the world. Our international perspective is strengthened by 20
years of local experience and expertise in the Responsible Investment
(RI) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) markets."
Transition Pathway Initiative
toolkit permits the assessment of companies′ quality of
GHGs emissions management within a selected sector.
Coming soon: an assessment of companies′ carbon
performance against benchmarks and peers, within a
(France) "Transnationale provides comprehensive information on more
than 12,000 companies around the world. We report social and
UK Social Investment
(UK) "The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF)
is the membership association for sustainable and responsible financial
services. We promote responsible investment and other forms of finance
that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life
and safeguard the environment. We also seek to ensure that individual
and institutional investors can reflect their values in their
(Global) "Founded in 1992 in the context of the Earth Summit in
Rio, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Environment
Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) was established as a platform
associating the United Nations and the financial sector globally. The
need for this unique United Nations partnership arose from the growing
recognition of the links between finance and Environmental, Social and
Governance (ESG) challenges, and the role financial institutions could
play for a more sustainable world."
(USA) "The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the US
membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and
organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. US SIF
and its members advance investment practices that consider
environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate
long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact."
(France) "Vigeo was
founded in 2002 by Nicole Notat and has established
itself as the leading European expert in the assessment
of companies and organizations with regard to their
practices and performance on environmental, social and
governance (’ESG’) issues."
for Corporate Governance (Successor to the Investor
Responsibility Research Center Institute -- IRRCi)
(USA) "The Center′s mission is to provide a forum
for business leaders, members of corporate boards,
shareholders, the judiciary, the legal community,
academics, students and others interested in corporate
governance issues to interact, learn and teach, with the
goal of positively impacting and improving the field of
(UK) "Learn about how and where your money is invested,
search for green and ethical financial products, and
find out how you can help make finance more