EIRIS CRN works with public funds, universities, fund managers and socially responsible or values driven investors to support their diverse strategies from risk management, engagement, screening or managing segregated mandates in line with client expectations.
To address the connection between corporate actors and conflict effectively, an institutional investor constituency needs answers to certain key questions:
- Which companies are materially involved in conflict?;
- What are the risks and what steps can they take to act responsibly?
- What steps have they taken so far?
Institutional investors may then look to act collaboratively in response to the answers. EIRIS CRN addresses these needs by focusing its work on three key areas:
EIRIS CRN informs stakeholders by producing comprehensive research and compiling financial data on companies materially involved in select conflict-affected areas. EIRIS CRN also informs stakeholders of the risks associated with company activities as well as suggested actions to address the conflict risk.
On behalf of the network membership, EIRIS CRN engages companies directly with the goal of persuading them to adopt the responsible practices that support peace and stability in areas affected by conflict.
Corporate Social Responsibility Standards
Drawing on established principles and standards, its research, and in consultation with country experts, partner organizations, and others, EIRIS CRN may develop and advocate for specific corporate responsibility recommendations for responsible corporate behavior in select areas affected by conflict.