Monday, February 8, 2010

SRI Monitor marks first anniversary

It’s fair to say that Sucheta and I really had no idea what to expect when we started the SRI Monitor blog this time last year. We did have a decent working knowledge of the socially responsible investment sector along with a strong belief that many stories related to SRI simply weren’t been covered by mainstream media. We hoped to fill that void and promote SRI at the same time.

Since the blog began in January 2009, we’ve written 157 stories on a wide variety of topics including shareholder advocacy, pensions, green energy, sustainability, ESG disclosure and transparency, along with our core topic of socially responsible investing. We’ve covered numerous conference and events, including the annual Social Investment Organization conference, held last summer in Winnipeg.

Sucheta and I have penned the bulk of the SRI Monitor stories, however our guest blogger list includes Christie Stephenson of Ethical Funds, Eugene Ellmen of the Social Investment Organization, Jordan Berger of Mercer Investment Management, Lisa Hayles from EIRIS and Karim Harji of Social Finance (we cross-post articles with the Social Finance website.)

We’d love to expand that list and invite readers to submit their own articles for publication. In addition, we welcome suggestions for topics you’d like to see covered in the blog.

SRI Monitor currently has about 130 subscribers, either through e-mail or newsreaders, and we’ve tallied about 9,000 page views since start-up.

We’re happy with those numbers but we do feel that the interest in SRI in Canada is much larger. We encourage you to spread the word about SRI Monitor - e-mail the link to your friends and co-workers and if you haven’t already, please join the list of subscribers.

Thanks for your support!


  1. Congrats to completing the first year. An interested reader based in the US.

  2. Thanks Mehrdad.

    Any other non-Canadians reading this blog?

    Doug Watt