Socially responsible investing and financing sustinable development: a case study in Quebec

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Senior advisor, SRI, Mouvement Desjardins

Seminar Management of Innovation | Wednesday October 16, 2013 - 8h45 - 10h45

Since the beginning of 2000‚ a school of thought, inspired by sustainable development, has been spreading in the area of traditional finance. This approach, which has often been referred to as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), aims to reconcile economic performance with social and environmental impact by financing companies and public bodies which contribute to sustainable development in all sectors of activity. Rosalie Vendette‚ senior SRI advisor at Mouvement Desjardins‚ the largest financial co-operative in Canada‚ explains the way in which SRI has evolved, how it operates in practical terms, the challenges it meets, and the impacts it can have on sustainable development.

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This session was published in issue n°107 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Distance et engagement.

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