CoreRatings analysts and 90 SG Research equity analysts recently joined
forces to analyse a total of 200 European companies. The resulting report
Pan-European Equity Research, SRI Impact on Valuations, concludes that
SRI benchmarks are not yet widely used by asset management firms. A number
of reasons (such as differing definitions of social responsibility,
differing methodologies, and low returns in comparison with other indices)
are identified as well as actions that might be taken in order to reverse
the current trend.