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Association for Responsible Investment Services

Identification number in the register: 70271085323-71
Registration date: 16/02/2011 17:58:27

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/01/2015 09:21:25
The date of the last annual update was: 20/01/2015 09:21:25

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Association for Responsible Investment Services

ARISE

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    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Rue du Progrès, 333
P.O. box: 7
Brussels 1030
BELGIUM

(+32) 2 203 60 29

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    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Herwig Peeters

Voorzitter

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Herwig Peeters

Voorzitter

    Goals / remit

Responsible Investment Research (RIR) organisations from across Europe have come together to form the Association for Responsible Investment Services (ARISE).

The RIR sector continues to expand due to increasing popular interest throughout the world. At the same time pressure on RIR groups to raise quality and be transparent and professional has grown. ARISE, therefore, has been created to develop and promote high professional standards for organisations in the field.

The roots of ARISE go back to 2004, when the AI CSRR - Association for Independent Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Research - was founded as the first global professional trade association on sector level within the field of responsible investment research. The goal was to carry out the objectives of the European Union: to promote Corporate Social Responsibility throughout Europe, to stimulate convergence, transparency, accountability, objectivity and quality in RI research and to develop a professional quality standard for RI research.

In the fast changing world of RI research, co-operation on a sector level and engagement with companies and asset managers is essential. ARISE aims to develop better tools and understanding and to improve the social impact of SRI. ARISE continues to put transparency, openness and accountability central to the CSR and RI agendas, providing the independent verification the sector requires in order to maintain and enhance its quality and credibility. This is achieved through the management of a voluntary quality standard, ARISTA 3.0®.

ARISE owns and manages ARISTA 3.0® and its related instruments and processes and is responsible for organising the independent, external certification audits.


The mission of ARISE is to:

- Defend and promote the interests of the independent RI research (RIR) sector;

- Represent the RIR sector – inside and outside Europe - to professional users, public authorities and the SRI community and the general public, by way of direct communication, open dialogue and transparency;

- Develop, promote and maintain high professional standards, expertise and codes of conduct for the RIR sector;

- Contribute - where this is in the interest of its Members - to the attainment of the European Union’s aims in the field of CSR/SRI;

- Provide the EU and EC authorities and institutions and national governments and authorities (including those beyond Europe) with means for ascertaining the quality and integrity of RIR products and services;

- Strive to present co-ordinated views on appropriate policies and other issues to regulatory bodies, governments and other institutions relevant to the RIR professional sector;

- Secure international validation and acceptance of the qualifications of RI professionals;

- Encourage the harmonisation or development of concepts, definitions, norms and standards in the domain of RI and CSR research, if and only when this serves its members and their clientele and when this improves the quality and credibility of the RIR profession;

- Protect the ownership of the quality standard ARISTA® and its related technical instruments for accountability and verification, to (co)manage its development and to promote it to and within the SRI community;

- Be a network and venue for exchanging ideas and expertise and for discussion between professionals;

- Improve co-operation, consultation and collaboration among the members of the association;

- Collect information and study any matter which concerns its members;

- Provide services for its members (information, advice, training, …);

- Cultivate and obtain reciprocal relations with kindred associations whether of a national or an international nature;

- Organise all activities and other initiatives needed to achieve the objects mentioned above

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    Activities

# Defend and promote the interests of the independent RIR sector;
# Represent the RIR sector – inside and outside Europe - to professional users, public authorities and the RI community and the general public, by way of direct communication, open dialogue and transparency;
# Develop, promote and maintain high professional standards, expertise and codes of conduct for the RIR sector;
# Contribute - where this is in the interest of its Members - to the attainment of the European Union’s aims in the field of CSR/SRI;
# Provide the EU and EC authorities and institutions and national governments and authorities (including those beyond Europe) with means for ascertaining the quality and integrity of RIR products and services;
# Strive to present co-ordinated views on appropriate policies and other issues to regulatory bodies, governments and other institutions relevant to the RIR professional sector;
# Secure international validation and acceptance of the qualifications of RIR professionals;
# Encourage the harmonization or development of concepts, definitions, norms and standards in the domain of SRI and CSRR, if and only when this serves its members and their clientele and when this improves the quality and credibility of the RIR profession;

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

1

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

Ecovalores Satnam AC - www.ecovalores.org
Greeneye - www.greeneye.co.il
CAER, Corporate Analysis. Enhanced Responsibility - www.caer.org.au
ECODES, Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo - www.ecodes.org
EIRIS - www.eiris.org
Forum ETHIBEL, Advancing Socially Responsible Investing - www.forumethibel.org
EthiFinance, Independent CSR research agency - www.ethifinance.com
GES - www.ges-invest.com
Inrate SA, Sustainable Investment Solutions - www.inrate.com
imug investment research - www.imug.de
oekom research AG - www.oekom-research.com
Vigeo - www.vigeo.com

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 50,000  €

0 €

0 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.