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

website is http://www.unpri.org

1360 Companies have become signatories to their PRI

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. Our 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.