Sustainable & Responsible Investment Forum Ireland

Sustainable & Responsible Investment Forum (SIF) Ireland is the national platform for policy makers, capital providers and intermediaries to advance sustainable & responsible investing across all asset classes.

Responsible investment is an approach to investing that aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions, to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns.

Globally significant momentum is building around the sustainable and responsible investment agenda. It is driven by a number of factors, including the recognition in the financial community that ESG factors play a material role in determining risk and return; legal and regulatory requirements protecting the long-term interests of beneficiaries and the wider financial system; and the influence of a new generation looking for transparency in how their money is being invested. The UN supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), which is the leading voice for responsible investment globally, now has over 2,000 signatories from over 50 countries with over $80 trillion AUM.

In November 2018, SIF Ireland published Ireland’s inaugural Responsible Investment State of Play Report. You can read the findings here .

To find out more watch our SIF Ireland founding members video on what Responsible Investment means to them.

Further Reading

To gain more understanding on the topic of Responsible Investment, the following websites and reports provide a good overview:

About SIF Ireland

SIF Ireland was established in 2017 by leading members of the Irish investment community as a national platform to advance responsible investment practices across all asset classes. This is in line with Irish government policy with regard to raising awareness of responsible investment nationally, under government’s IFS2020 Strategy.

Our Goals

  • Grow the market by increasing understanding, acceptance and demand.
  • Act as a voice for the agenda in Ireland to inform and influence stakeholders.
  • Provide networking and member support to maximise our collective strength.
  • Collaborate with other organisations both at home and abroad.


Forum activities are overseen by a Committee that consists of Amundi, Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund, Irish Life Investment Managers, Mediolanum, KBI Global Investors, Cantor Fitzgerald, Amundi, KPMG, the Irish Department of Finance (observer) and the Irish Association of Pension Funds.

The Forum is a member of EuroSIF, Europe’s leading responsible investment trade association. In its work the forum is also supported by the UN Principles of Responsible Investment.



Open to institutional investors (pension funds, unit trusts and others), asset owners and managers, industry bodies, as well as other organisations with activities in Ireland that have a substantial interest in ESG.

Download the SIF Ireland Membership Brochure now to learn more about the benefits of joining SIF Ireland.


SIF Ireland Members

   Observer Status


Download our SIF Ireland Membership Brochure.

To get involved and learn more about the network’s activities please contact [email protected]