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Profile of registrant

Association for Responsible Investment Services

Identification number in the register: 70271085323-71
Registration date: 16/02/11 17:58:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/02/14 11:40:33
The date of the last annual update was 03/02/14 11:40:33


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Association for Responsible Investment Services
Acronym: ARISE
Legal status: asbl
Website address: http://www.aristastandard.org

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Herwig Peeters
Position: Voorzitter

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Herwig Peeters
Position: Voorzitter

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 333 Rue du Progrès 
P.O. box: 8
Brussels 1030
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 2 206 11 14
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


# 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;

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Trans-European Networks

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




Ecovalores Satnam AC - www.ecovalores.org
Greeneye - www.greeneye.co.il
KOCSR, KOREA CSR Research Service - www.ko-csr.com
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

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

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