SRI-CONNECT and SRI Network are provided to improve communications and investment research and decision-making within the SRI industry.

This is done by enabling the sharing of information including news, data, analysis & opinion. The information we provide and record can be categorised into:

  • Information published by SRI-CONNECT
  • Information published on the SRI-kipedia section of the site
  • Information sourced from RSS feeds and channelled through the New(s)ources function
  • Information contributed by users through SRI Network
  • Communications information
  • Site usage and activity information
  • Information provided within organisational profiles
  • Personal information held within individuals’ profiles

Information published by SRI-CONNECT

This includes all information published on the site, regardless of format, by the SRI-CONNECT team. This includes all web pages, all contextual information, the SRI Fundamentals reports and the SRI Dynamics reports. It does not include information posted within the social networking and Market Buzz sections.

Information published on SRI-kipedia

The SRI-CONNECT site contains a wiki, called SRI-kipedia. The original contributions to this were made by the SRI-CONNECT editors. However, over time, it is envisaged that subscribed members of SRI-CONNECT will edit and update this shared body of information.

Information sourced from other places on the internet

The New(s)ources section of the site combines an RSS Aggregator with a human editor to filter and sort incoming news sourced from the websites of over 200 contributing sources.

Information contributed by users through SRI Network

You are actively encouraged to share information in the form of news, data, analysis and opinion via the site’s networking functions – including Blogs, Market Buzz, Discussion Groups, Events etc.

Other information

Communications information

‘Communications information’ is the information generated by communication between users of the SRI-CONNECT site.

  • Some of this communication is private (i.e. ‘one-to-one’ messaging) – this will clearly remain private
  • Some of it is in restricted groups (i.e. ‘private discussion groups’) – see notes below on posting and viewing ‘Content’
  • Some of it is public discussion (i.e. ‘public discussion groups’) – see notes below on posting and viewing ‘Content’

SRI-CONNECT endeavours to give clear guidance on how the site’s privacy settings function.

You bear sole responsibility for determining how much or how little you wish to communicate and for selecting the mechanism that gives you the level of privacy that you desire.

Searching and other private activity

SRI-CONNECT provides tools that can be used privately (for example, searching). Any information generated from such activity may be used to refine our service but will not be used in any other way or distributed to other ‘users’ or to Third Parties (i.e. non-site-members).

Information for organisational profiles

  • Organisational profiles contain a wide range of information about organisations including:
  • Information about the organisation itself
  • Information about its exposure to sustainability and SRI
  • Tags connecting the organisation to other organisations and users of SRI-CONNECT

Information within the organisational profiles was initially compiled by the SRI-CONNECT editors. However, employees are actively encouraged to take on the editorial control of their employer’s organisational profile. (The current editor of an organisation’s profile is shown within the profile on the ‘Profile Manager’ tab).

Tags and connections may be edited by both parties to the relationship. (For example, the fact that EcoInc Analysis is a supplier of SRI research to AB Capital may be entered into the profile records by both EcoInc Analysis and AB Capital.)