Socially Responsible Investment in EU Member States: Overview of government initiatives, SRI experts' expectations and rating methodologies. Final Report to the EU High-Level Group on CSR

Reinhard Steurer, Sharon Margula, Robert-Andre Martinuzzi

Publication: Book/Editorship/ReportResearch report, expert opinion


This report focuses on government initiatives on Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) at the national level of all EU Member States. SRI is a concept that combines investors' financial objectives with their concerns about social, environmental and ethical (SEE) issues (Eurosif, 2006).
The study supports a structured exchange among the members of the High-Level Group (HLG) on CSR. DG Employment and Social Affairs (Tender No VT/2005/063) commis-sioned the research for this report, and it comprises the following four parts:
Part I: Introduction to SRI in Europe, including an overview of rating methods used in the context of CSR/SRI;
Part II: Survey among public administrators on national SRI initiatives in EU Member States, including a description of interesting SRI initiatives;
Part III: Survey of SRI experts from the financial services sector across Europe about what they expect from governments;
Part IV: Synthesis of the results of the two surveys.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 506014 Comparative politics
  • 502022 Sustainable economics
  • 502052 Business administration

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