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EIRIS - Empowering Responsible Investment

EIRIS - Empowering Responsible Investment
EIRIS is a global leader in the provision of environmental, social, governance (ESG) research for responsible investors. As a social enterprise we work to help our clients develop the market in ways that benefit investors, asset managers and the wider world. Our mission is to empower responsible investors with independent assessments of companies’ ESG performance and advice on integrating them with investment decisions. EIRIS provides responsible investment services to more than 200 clients including asset owners, asset managers, banks, stock brokers and governments around the world – as well as major index providers. We bring 30 years’ experience of promoting responsible investment and helping global investors, consumers, charities and financial advisers to invest responsibly. A recent addition to the EIRIS global research platform is EIRIS Conflict Risk Network, which provides timely, reliable and focused information on corporations operating in Sudan.

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What is ESG? ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. There is growing evidence that suggests that ESG factors, when integrated into investment analysis and decision making, may offer investors potential long-term performance advantages. ESG has become shorthand for investment methodologies that embrace ESG or sustainability factors as a means of helping to identify companies with superior business models.

Mistra Urban Futures-Knowledge about and Approaches to Fair and Socially Sustainable Cities - KAIROS KAIROS is a transdisciplinary research project with focus on the social dimension of sustainability. The premise of the project is the way in which globalisation, migration and urbanisation characterise our time and place new demands on participation and co-creation. Cities' role in a changing world The complex societal problems that come with the on-going societal transformation is embodied and impacts on a local level. Cities, and their transnational networks, play an increasingly important role in facing the demands for sustainable development. At the same time, the rapid pace of urbanisation with growing income and health inequalities as a consequence, increases the risk for medium-sized cities of developing into arenas of social conflict.

The Social License To Operate The Social License has been defined as existing when a project has the ongoing approval within the local community and other stakeholders, ongoing approval or broad social acceptance and, most frequently, as ongoing acceptance. At the level of an individual project the Social License is rooted in the beliefs, perceptions and opinions held by the local population and other stakeholders about the project. It is therefore granted by the community. 2013 Human Development Report Skip to main content Home 2013 Human Development Report Human Development Report 2013 Investors in People We are the UK's most successful framework for business improvement through people management. The Investors in People Framework underpins everything we do. Based on 20 years of leading practice, it was designed by business, for business. Written in consultation with customers, employees and people management specialists, it provides a path to organisational change.

UNEP Corporate Sustainability Reporting > Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 The Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 is a government led initiative that was formed by Brazil, Denmark, France and South Africa, pioneers in sustainability reporting practice and policy. The Group was born in June 2012 following acknowledgement of the importance of corporate sustainability reporting in Paragraph 47 of the Outcome Document of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Since then, the Governments of Austria, Chile, Colombia, Norway and Switzerland have joined the Group. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) support the group in a Secretariat capacity and provide technical support and guidance in concert with others. In order to create enabling conditions for this, the Group aims to advance the promotion of corporate sustainability reporting by: [Go Back]

The Natural Step / Det Naturliga Steget also known as the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FFSD) The FSSD is a process of continual learning that incorporates other methods, tools, and concepts into a shared, structured overview. No successful attempt to develop such an overview would ignore other approaches – instead, this framework will make better use of them. We have deduced the FSSD from empirical data on systems and impacts from unsustainable development, tested it in the real world, refined it, tested it again on empirical data, and so forth. The framework and methods, tools and concepts can help decision makers design the problem out of the system. The growing numbers of international participants in this research include leading experts and the prominent pioneers of methods, tools, and concepts for sustainable development.

Press release: Disclosure of non-financial information by certain large companies (proposal to improve transparency) European Commission Statement Brussels, 26 February 2014 Disclosure of non-financial information by certain large companies: European Parliament and Council reach agreement on Commission proposal to improve transparency The European Parliament and the Council have reached agreement on an amendment to existing accounting legislation to improve the transparency of certain large companies on social, environmental and diversity matters.

Home Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability Programme - Blekinge Institute of Technology The Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) Programme is a 10-month transformational masters programme in Karlskrona, Sweden that focuses on advancing your knowledge, skills, and global networks, in order to build your capacity to be a strategic leader in the co-creation of thriving, sustainable societies. Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, one of the programme´s co-founders, on the essence of MSLS: Applications close on March 30th! Please click here for how to apply

Our Approach Futureye’s approach is to reduce the gap between stakeholder expectations and perceived company performance. Depending on the circumstances, this can involve adjusting stakeholder expectations, improving actual company performance or a combination of both. Futureye has identified that when gaps exist between stakeholder expectations and perceived performance, the views of a small but vocal minority can quickly gain broader support and affect a company’s reputation. As the negative public attention grows, so too does the company’s vulnerability to political and regulatory forces. To protect itself from the uncertain outcomes of community concern and public outrage, a company must earn the acceptance and trust of its stakeholders and the community.

Accessible Social Impact Assessment Twelve sustainability experts from leading companies have come together in the Roundtable for Social Metrics, aiming to make social impact assessment more accessible and meaningful through the development of a handbook for social impact assessments of products and services along value chains. The draft handbook that was developed in Phase 1 has undergone external consultation. Phase 2 recently started, with five new companies joining this initiative. The Initiative The Roundtable for Social Metrics is a pioneering endeavour in sustainability that seeks to fill the current gaps in product social sustainability assessment. It aims to bring together principles and metrics for social impact assessment, to align goals and insights with other global initiatives, and to embed social sustainability metrics in product design and decision making.

EIRIS is a leading global provider of research into corporate environmental, social and governance performance.Empowering responsible investors with independent assessments of companies and advice on integrating them with investment decisions by sosmart_eu Aug 24

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