(February 8, 2015)
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Summary:                          Created with the support of:                The Study highlights the scale of Sustainable and Responsible Investment practices and trends in Europe and across 13 European countries. For the first time, the Study provides new detailed insights on Exclusions, European Impact investing and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration practices. Some of the […]
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Latest News

One third of the investment market in Spain is socially responsible


Monday 22 May 2016 - One third of the investment market in Spain, some 125,000 million euros, is managed with socially responsible criteria, according to Spainsif’s  President Jaime Silos, who highlights that this trend is growing “very significantly” .

In an interview with EFE-RSC, Mr Silos indicated that Spainsif’s members – the association which promotes socially responsible investment (SRI) in Spain has grown exponentially, from 34 to 54 members in the last three years .


Latest Policy Position

Eurosif publishes reply to consultation on non-financial reporting guidelines


The European Commission seeking to collect views on non-binding guidance on methodology for reporting of non-financial information by large companies launched in January a public consultation so as to be able to provide further guidance and help companies implement provisions laid out in several EU, OECD and UN-based frameworks.

Eurosif, the leading European association for the promotion and advancement of sustainable and responsible investment across Europe, representing long-term investors that bring together expertise in reporting of non-financial information, has provided its feedback to the regulator stressing in particular:

  • Non-financial information should focus on the material aspects for a company, representing a true and fair account of the way it does business and interacts with different stakeholders.
  • The guidelines should determine the main issues that are material for companies and investors, and set specific minimum reporting requirements based on reporting standards that companies are already using.
  • Company KPIs and other reporting requirements should be accompanied by disclosure of metrics, targets and objectives both quantitative and qualitative and they should be directly correlated to the triple bottom line.


Eurosif Insight

Eurosif March Insight - Swiss pension funds come together to form an RI coalition


On the 3rd of December 2015, the following institutions : BVK Personalvorsorge des Kantons Zürich, compenswiss (Ausgleichsfonds AHV/IV/EO), comPlan, Pensionskasse Post, Pensionskasse SBB, Swiss Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA and Suva joined forces to establish the «Swiss association for responsible investing (SVVK-ASIR)». SVVK-ASIR’s founding members manage a total of over 150 billion Swiss Francs. The fiduciary duty of the funding members requires the inclusion of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) criteria. By setting up SVVK-ASIR, the founding members fulfil this requirement in the most effective way.

To find out more, Eurosif has interviewed Mr. Patrick Wirth, Vice Chair at FNG – Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen and Managing Director at GES and Mr. Patrick Uelfeti – Deputy CIO, Swiss Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA, founding member of the Association.