The last two decades has witnessed key stakeholders in financial markets across the globe embracing sustainable and responsible investment (SRI). Developments in the SRI subsector present an opportunity to examine its benefits and the challenges and most importantly the role regulation plays in this sector. This chapter provides a discussion on what sustainable and responsible investments entails as well as issues pertaining to its regulation, generally and within the context of sub-Saharan Africa. The chapter further discusses the rational for SRI regulation, as well as the challenges in the area. The need to introduce regulation that enhances transparency, consistency and resilience of SRI performance and reporting metrics is also expatiated. Such tailored regulation formulation and implementation by key stakeholders and policy makers in developing countries is expected to ground the ethical imperatives of SRI in law and ultimately foster sustainable development.
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