A publication from Emerging Markets ESG
Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Bogomila Hristova, Chair, Bulgarian Investor Relations Society – April 15, 2011
By Geoffrey on April 15, 2011
Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:
To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners; To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets; To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets; and To enable SRI practitioners in emerging markets to network with peers around the world. This week’s interview is with Bogomila Hristova, Chair, Bulgarian Investor Relations Society (BIRS).
Bulgarian Investor Relations Society (BIRS) is an organization of professionals active in investor relations (IR) and IR related activities. BIRS aims to stimulate the good performance of securities issuers through perfecting their relations with the investment community. BIRS does its best to establish high criteria of professionalism and ethics in the investor relations profession in Bulgaria and works actively to introduce the best international practices in the field of investor relations. Recent BIRS activities for Bulgarian IR professionals include: job descriptions and standards for IR professionals, an educational program and an online library. These activities are the result of a project realized by BIRS and Foundation Burov, and financed by the EU funds program OPAC. Bogomila Hristova is Chair and one of the founders of BIRS. She is the investor relations director of Industrial Holding Bulgaria plc as well as a representative of BIRS at the Global Investor Relations Network and a member at the Bulgarian National Corporate Governance Commission.