The Association’s working group for corporate governance is working to ensure that SRI becomes, in every respect, a matter for every available fund.
Sustainable and responsible investments, SRI, are a high priority issue for the Swedish Investment Fund Association. The Association was one of the parties that initiated the drafting by the Ethical Fund Marketing Committee in 2009 of a new statement on the rules governing the marketing of funds that claim to give special consideration to environmental, social or other similar ethical considerations. The fund management company shall, for example, provide easily accessible reports on its investment policy and selection process, and the ways in which this process is monitored and ensured.
The Association is a member of SWESIF, a forum that brings together the forces working for and with sustainable investment in Sweden.
The Swedish Investment Fund Association is also a network supporter of the UN initiative PRI, Principles for responsible investments. PRI is working to increase understanding of responsible and sustainable investments. The basis for the work lies in six non-binding principles that summarise what is expected of the signatory companies.
Almost half of the Swedish Investment Fund Association’s member companies have signed up to the principles to date, and interest levels are also high amongst those who have not yet done so.
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