Dr Zeti: SRI has significant appeal to Islamic finance

According to Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Socially responsible investment (SRI) will appeal significantly to Islamic finance. In particular, the recent global financial crisis has played an important role. He further explains that apart from financial returns, SRI accords primary consideration to the impact on economic activity and on the broader society as well. This way, the important dimensions of environmental sustainability, social responsibility and governance can be incorporated.