21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the opening plenary session, President Bill Clinton formally kicked-off the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), announcing collaboration with Doug Woodring, one of the co-founders of Project Kaisei, and his project partners ASrIA (The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) and HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) to implement the tracking and reporting of plastics used inside businesses.
ASrIA has been an operating partner of the Carbon Disclosure Project in Asia for the past five years, and based on that experience we look forward to effectively launching the Plastic Disclosure Project in collaboration with our partners.
Project Kaisei, in collaboration with ASrIA and HKUST, will organize the annual survey on behalf of the investor signatories.
At a weeklong conference in Hong Kong, Calvert, along with half a dozen other firms, launched ASrIA, a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to promoting sustainable and responsible investment within the Asian capital markets.
We believe that the formation of ASrIA is a very important first step in furthering socially responsible investing (SRI) in Asia," said Barbara J.
ASrIA plans to use several strategies to spread social investing throughout Asia: