Platform management

The platform is run by the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI).

The platform development was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education an Research (BMBF) and under patronage of Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of UNEP. A wide range of stakeholders was involved in the development process.

Patronage Statement by Prof. Töpfer

Vision & Mission

Our mission is to contribute essentially to market transparency and growth of the SRI-market through a publicly available database. An increase of transparency will not only help the SRI market grow. It also strengthens the role and impact of SRI as a driver for corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Our vision is to create a multilingual network.

Currently you find 380 european funds on the platform. We will widen the scope step by step in the next months. For this purpose and the further development of the platform we are looking for partners. Your ideas are most welcome. Please let us know if you are interested in a cooperation. The maintenance of the platform is sponsored by a group of companies. Additional funding by companies and foundations is needed for further development. Please let us know if you consider a financial contribution.


Dr. Paschen v. Flotow
Executive Director
Sustainable Business Institute (SBI).
Oestrich-Winkel, July 15th, 2003


These aims and principles were first published February 14th on "".