ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance
Three broad categories that encompass socially responsible investing topics.
SRI – Socially Responsible Investing
CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility
MsOS – Multi-Stakeholder Operating System
MSM – Multi-Stakeholder Management
Originally proposed by R. Edward Freeman in 1984 book “Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach”.
USSIF – US Sustainable Investment Forum
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing.
UNPRI – United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing
1360 Companies have become signatories to their PRI.
Website is http://www.unpri.org
UNGC – United Nations Global Compact
Participating companies commit to abide by their Ten Principles.
Principles involve human rights, labor, and environment.
Website is http://www.unglobalcompact.org
ILO – International Labor Organization
Sets labor conventions through four strategic objectives.
Devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights.
IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.
ISO 26000 or ISO SR – Socially Responsible Standards Guideline
International Organization for Standardization launched an International Standard providing guidelines for social responsibility with 7 key principles.
GSIA – The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance
GSIA is an international collaboration of membership-based sustainable investment organizations. Mission is to deepen the impact and visibility of sustainable investment organizations at the global level.
SI Institute – Sustainable Investments Institute.org
A non-profit organization conducts impartial research on social and environmental issues.