An interview from Emerging Markets ESG
Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, Analyst, Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao S.A. (CDM Pekao SA Securities), Warsaw, Poland – May 13, 2011
By Geoffrey on May 13, 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 Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, Analyst, Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao S.A. (CDM Pekao SA Securities), Warsaw, Poland.
Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao S.A. (CDM Pekao SA Securities) is one of the largest brokers on the Polish equities market. It is part of the Pekao Group and indirectly part of UniCredit Group, one of the largest financial groups in Europe. CDM Pekao SA Securities offers investment products for individual customers/investors. With its support, individuals can open an investment account and trade on Warsaw Stock Exchange and 16 other foreign markets. In addition, they can choose from approximately 150 investments funds and other financial products such as bonds, futures, options and shares. Piotr Kazmierkiewicz is an analyst with CDM Pekao SA as well as the author of research and presentations about SRI. In his work, he strives to combine the achievements of portfolio analysis with the use of fundamental approach and SRI filters as a criterion in portfolio selection. Since January 2010 he has been a member of the responsible investment group under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Szczecin. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D. thesis in the field of the influence of CSR on the cost of equity capital.