April 2009- Public Policy Paper related to Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI)

14 April 2009

In this position paper, Eurosif recommends that the European Commission adopt three proposals to increase transparency from various segments in the financial chain that would foster a longer-term, more sustainable economy within the EU:

Transparency from Companies:

  • European institutions should mandate disclosure of ESG data by publicly traded, large corporations. Such reporting would be principles-based and use a limited number of standardised Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), some of them being sector-specific.

Transparency from Institutional Investors:

  • European institutions should introduce a mandatory Statement of Investment Principles (“SIP