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Socially Responsible Investing

03/16/2016 - 10:30 AM

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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is a strategy of financial investments which takes into account both the investors' desire for profit and the social impacts of investments on the surrounding Community

With the evolution of financial markets, the various forms of Socially Responsible Investing  which have been developing in the last decades have become genuine investment products and today the investment industry can count on a growing number of SRI funds.

Generally, socially responsible investors prefer companies that promote respect for the environment, human rights and cultural diversity. They often also take into account governance and other risk factors.

Trends drawn by Vigeo in their report "Green, social and ethical funds in Europe - 2015 Review" show that the phenomenon is growing, in particular, at the moment, in France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.

In order to satisfy the ever growing interest of financial markets in sustainability, Telecom Italia holds meetings with SRI investors as well as roadshows.

Moreover, Telecom Italia regularly undergoes the examination of sustainability rating agencies - agencies in charge of assessing the sustainability of companies in order to rank them so as to allow investors with a quick tool of choice. Some rating agencies have developed sustainable financial indexes, both benchmark and tradeable