SRI stands for "Socially Responsible Investment", that is, socially responsible capital investments. This broader term includes strictly sustainable financial investments which verify ecological, social and ethical criteria. Controversial sectors, such as the armaments industry, can be excluded in order to influence companies or to work towards compliance with international standards.

Other than SRI, Impact Investing is a type of investment which does not focus solely on the return; rather, investors follow a particular ecological strategy and social targets. Foundations in particular follow this segment with great interest.