Stephen Hine is the Head of International Relations at EIRIS,Ethical Investment Research Services, responsible for the promotion of EIRIS Ethical Portfolio Manager (EPM) in Europe and beyond through partners and directly. This software platform allows fund managers to develop and implement their own SRI strategies on integrating corporate, social, environmental, governance and ethical policy and performance into their investments. He has worked closely with EIRIS overseas research partners for the acquisition of CSR/SRI data for EPM. Stephen is also responsible for policy development at EIRIS working with the Global Reporting Initiative, UK Social Investment Forum, Eurosif, OECD, UNEP PRI and Governments amongst others.He is also responsible for EIRIS media and press work and for overseeing EIRIS services and products for the general public and financial advisors. Stephen represents at EIRIS on a steering committee working on the Voluntary Quality Standard for Corporate Sustainability and Responsible Research set up by independent SRI research groups in Europe.He is the Chair the FairShare Foundation and Treasurer of the Association for Independent Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Research. Previously, Stephen was Head of Research at EIRIS in which capacity the developed and implemented EIRIS' research strategy and prior to that was a research analyst undertaking much of the research done by EIRIS. He has a BA in Politics and History from the University of Toronto and an MA Dipl in Peace Studies from Bradford University in the UK. Previous employment was in local government, environmental and other NGO's, and community radio.