SAIF Sustainable Investment Research Center Established


On November 26th, the Sustainable Investment Research Center (SIRC) of SAIF was inaugurated at the 2022 Shanghai International Financial Center (SIFC) Development Forum. The forum was organized by SAIF and co-organized by CCTV Shanghai, the Shanghai Xuhui District People’s Government, and the Shanghai Finance Society.

The SIRC aims to become a research hub and policy think tank in the sustainable investment area in China, as well as a high-end talent base for developing a new generation of investors and asset managers.

Based on the current sustainable development strategy in China, and benchmarking with China’s world-class finance institutions, SAIF established the SIRC with global partners including Franklin Templeton Investments and the China-U.S. Green Fund. SIRC works on academic research, policy think tanks, application consulting, and talent training in the field of sustainable investment.

The research of SIRC will cover systematic sustainable investment, including: the Definition and Implementation Methods of ESG, Industry Benchmarks, Development Strategy, and Evaluation and Regulation.

In terms of talent training, SIRC will develop new courses and establish a disciplinary system in the field of sustainable investment related to ESG — with summarized research knowledge and practical experience. It will cultivate high-end talent for government authorities, regulators, financial institutions, asset management companies, and enterprises interested in sustainable investment.

Meanwhile, the SIRC will enhance the influence of sustainable investment and promote a sustainable transformation of economic development through the annual Sustainable Investment Development Forum.