A publication from Emerging Markets ESG
Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Sumantra Sen, Founder and Principal Researcher, Responsible Investment Research Association (RIRA), India – February 25, 2011
By Geoffrey on February 25, 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 Sumantra Sen, Founder and Principal Researcher at Responsible Investment Research Association (RIRA), India.
Sumantra Sen is a Chartered Wealth Manager with over 17 years experience in global capital markets and wealth management. In his recent assignments, he has led large teams of analysts engaged in portfolio analytics, wealth structuring and investment research in the institutional, private and premier client space. He is an active member of the Network for Sustainability in Financial Markets and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI) Academic Network. He is the Founder and Principal Researcher at Responsible Investment Research Association (RIRA), which focuses on research and advocacy around mainstreaming of ESG factors into institutional and private investment management. Sumantra holds a MBA degree and is a Fellow Researcher at Management Development Institute, India. He is a Fellow at the Corporate Governance & Sustainability International Group, Leeds Metropolitan Business & Law School, United Kingdom; is a fellow member at Institute of Directors, New Delhi and is the Honorary Convener of ESG initiatives at the Academy of Corporate Governance.