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Key People

Names are in alphabetical order, hyperlinked to LinkedIn, else Facebook. Listing is based on prior experience in an area, plus a connection to Singapore in some way.

Durreen Shahnaz, En Lee, Robert Kraybill, Watanan Petersik

International Initiatives

The Principles for Responsible Investment are an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. Within Singapore, only Arisaig Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd, CSR Asia and Responsible Research Pte Ltd are the only 3 signatories as of the end of 2009.

The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, and to facilitate investment in those companies. Transparent management and criteria alongside the FTSE brand make FTSE4Good the index of choice for the creation of Responsible Investment products.

A parallel development in the social enteprise field is the development of the The Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS), which is the result of collaboration between some of the leading organisations in social capital markets. It includes a set of "impact reporting and investment standards" a much-needed attempt to develop common definitions of the main terms used in social capital markets."

SG Initiatives

Impact Investment Exchange Asia will be a regulated trading platform for securities issued by sustainable for-profit and not-for-profit Social Enterprises in Asia, providing a liquid and transparent market where social enterprises can raise capital for expansion to multiply their social an environmental impact, and impact investors can achieve both financial and social/environmental returns.


These are the climate change funds available on Fund Supermart: DWS Glb Climate Change Cl A SGD and HGIF Climate Change SGD Cl AD Schroder ISF Gb Climate Ch Eq A Acc SGD

These are the Islamic finance funds available on Fund Supermart: DBS Mendaki Global DWS Noor Prec Metals CL A USD DWS Noor Prec Metals CL J SGD

UOB Global UNIFEM Singapore fund was an open-ended unit trust with an objective of long term capital appreciation. The fund invested in global securities that show a commitment to the empowerment of women. One-third of the management fee of the fund was donated by UOBAM to UNIFEM Singapore. The Fund was launched in 1999 and was a pioneer in the region in socially responsible investing. It was terminated on 30 September 2008.

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