Introducing Principles and Standards for Responsible Investment

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2023-67-5-90-99
Yu. Danilov,
Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1-46, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation.

Received 18.01.2023. Revised 01.02.2023. Accepted 01.03.2023.

Abstract. The article provides information on the latest developments in the field of building sustainable finance standards as an integral element of the sustainable development model. The rapid growth of responsible investment naturally created a demand for the formation of principles and standards both for responsible investors themselves and for corporations wishing to attract responsible investments. The development of standards, norms and rules that ensure the effectiveness of responsible investments is carried out in close cooperation with international financial organizations, associations of market participants and regulators. The article presents a general picture of this process, including information about its main participants, their most important decisions and achievements in the field of implementing the concept of sustainable finance. It is divided into 4 blocks. The first block talks about the rules and regulations for responsible investment, including the requirements developed by such investors in relation to themselves. The second block briefly describes the process of standardizing the disclosure of non-financial information and the problems of ensuring its reliability. The standards for disclosure and confirmation of the reliability of information about the adherence of corporations to the principles of sustainable development create the basis for the formation of long-term trust, which is a prerequisite for the functioning of the sustainable development model. The third block briefly describes the styles of responsible investing and the trends in their application. The fourth block is devoted to proposals and projects for central banks to change their monetary policy in order to stimulate responsible investment. The article is aimed at the widest range of readers interested in the problems of responsible investment, focusing on the most important documents in this area developed abroad in recent years.

Keywords: responsible investment, ESG, sustainable development, sustainable finance, stakeholder corporation, nonfinancial reporting, taxonomy, green bonds, greening monetary policy


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Danilov Y. Introducing Principles and Standards for Responsible Investment. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2023, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 90-99. EDN: UUVRGM

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