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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

UNGC – United Nations Global Compact

Participating companies commit to abide by their Ten Principles.

Principles involve human rights, labor, and environment.

Website is

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

A non-profit organization conducts impartial research on social and environmental issues.


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