BNP Paribas Global Markets, part of BNP Paribas' Corporate and Institutional Bank, provides cross-asset investment, hedging, financing, research and market intelligence to corporate and institutional clients, and private and retail banking networks. Global Markets' sustainable, long term business model seamlessly connects clients to capital markets throughout 38 markets in EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas, with innovative solutions and digital platforms.

Global Markets offers a range of green financing and investment solutions designed to facilitate the energy transition and greenhouse gas reduction through the capital markets. In particular BNP Paribas Global Markets plays an active role in the green bond markets and sustainable equity solutions.

 

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi.

Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, the world’s n°13 bank measured by Tier One Capital  (The Banker, July 2018). The Bank offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, investment banking, structured finance and corporate banking, structured around six major divisions: Client Coverage & International Network, International Trade & Transaction Banking, Global Investment Banking,Structured Finance,Global Markets, Debt Optimisation & Distribution. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network with a presence in major countries in Europe, America, Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa.

For many years Crédit Agricole CIB has been committed to sustainable development. The Bank was the first French bank to sign the Equator Principles in 2003. It has also been a pioneer in Green Bond markets with the arrangement of public transactions from 2012 for a wide array of issuers (supranational banks, corporates, local authorities, banks) and was one of  the co-drafter of Green Bond Principles and of the Social Bond Guidance.  Relying on the expertise of a dedicated sustainable banking team and on the strong support of all bankers, Crédit Agricole CIB  is one of the most active banks in the Green bonds market.

HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.
Global Banking and Markets has offices in more than 60 countries and territories. Managed as a global business, we offer clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.
Our clients are served by teams that bring together relationship managers and product specialists to develop financial solutions that meet individual client needs. Our Client-focused business lines deliver a full range of banking capabilities:

  • Investment banking and financing solutions, including corporate banking, investment banking, and leveraged acquisition finance
  • One of the largest markets businesses of its kind, with 24-hour coverage and knowledge of local markets and providing services in credit and rates, foreign exchange and money markets
  • Global asset management solutions for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors worldwide
  • A broad range of research services including macro, sector and company coverage complemented by trading ideas and strategies
  • Global transaction banking services, including trade services, global liquidity and cash management, and securities services

For more information please visit http://www.hsbc.com/about-hsbc/structure-and-network/global-banking-and-markets

J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world's most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $20.5 trillion of assets under custody and $390.8 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. It is also committed to environmental sustainability and is a leading underwriter of Green Bonds. The firm was a co-author of the Green Bond Principles and currently serves on its Executive Committee. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.

 

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.

Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 147,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 31 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions. The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:

  • French Retail Banking which encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands. Each offers a full range of financial services with omnichannel products at the cutting edge of digital innovation;
  • International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates, with networks in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets;
  • Global Banking and Investor Solutions, which offers recognised expertise, key international locations and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale is included in the principal socially responsible investment indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (World, Europe and Eurozone), four of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices, and the MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index. For more information, you can follow us on Twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com

Established in 2001, the Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

  • We work with corporates and governments, helping them to align their strategies with climate science and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • We provide expert advice and assurance, giving investors and financial institutions the confidence that green finance will have genuinely green outcomes
  • We provide independent insight and support the development of low carbon technologies and solutions, building the foundations for the energy system of the future

FTSE Russell is a leading global index provider creating and managing a wide range of indexes, data and analytic solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, style and strategies. Covering 98% of the investable market, FTSE Russell indexes offer a true picture of global markets, combined with the specialist knowledge gained from developing local benchmarks around the world.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds, ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. FTSE Russell indexes also provide clients with tools for asset allocation, investment strategy analysis and risk management.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on index innovation and customer partnership applying the highest industry standards and embracing the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, visit ftserussell.com.

Franklin Templeton Investments

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to one goal: delivering exceptional asset management to our shareholders. By bringing together multiple, world-class investment teams in a single firm, we are able to offer specialised expertise across styles and asset classes, all supported by the strength and resources of one of the world's largest asset managers. This has helped us to become a trusted partner to individual and institutional investors across the globe.

We are an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients.
Our broad product line supports clients' needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office. We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.

  • Asset owners use our research, data, benchmarks and multi-asset class risk management tools to determine whether the managers they hire are delivering appropriate risk-adjusted returns
  • Chief investment officers use our extensive, high-quality data to develop and test investment strategies. They also use our models and performance attribution tools to understand the drivers of return in their portfolios
  • Active managers rely on our factor models, data and portfolio construction and optimization tools to build portfolios and keep them aligned with their investment objectives
  • Passive managers use our index data, equity factor models and optimizer to construct their index funds and ETFs
  • Chief risk officers choose our risk management systems to understand, monitor and control risk in the portfolios they are safeguarding

Visit: www.msci.com

S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.

About Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics is a leading independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For over 25 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world's leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. With 17 offices globally, Sustainalytics has more than 500 staff members, including over 200 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups. Over the last three consecutive years, investors named Sustainalytics among the top three firms for both ESG and corporate governance research in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment Survey. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

UniCredit is a simple successful pan-European Commercial Bank, with a fully plugged in CIB, delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern European network to our extensive client franchise: 26 million clients.

UniCredit offers both local and international expertise to its clients, providing them with unparalleled access to leading banks in its 14 core markets through its European banking network: Italy, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. Leveraging on an international network of representative offices and branches, UniCredit serves clients in further 18 countries worldwide, giving access to 4,000 correspondent banking relationships.

UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) is fully plugged into UniCredit Group – serving 1,500 multinational corporations and key financial institutions, and supporting the wider group in delivering services to 600,000 corporate and public sector clients. CIB also delivers investment solutions to UniCredit's retail and private banking clients.

AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 1,900 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 80 members that manage $500 billion of private credit assets globally.  AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) represents the face and voice of the Luxembourg asset management and investment fund community. The Association is committed to the development of the Luxembourg fund industry by striving to create new business opportunities, and through the exchange of information and knowledge.

Created in 1988, the Association today represents over 1,500 Luxembourg domiciled investment funds, asset management companies and a wide range of business that serve the sector. These include depositary banks, fund administrators, transfer agents, distributors, legal firms, consultants, tax advisory firms, auditors and accountants, specialised IT and communication companies. Luxembourg is the largest fund domicile in Europe and a worldwide leader in cross-border distribution of funds. Luxembourg domiciled investment funds are distributed in more than 70 countries around the world.

AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. As an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across private, public and social sectors, AVPN embraces all types of engagement to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.

The core mission of AVPN is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the social sector by connecting and empowering key stakeholders from funders to the social purpose organizations they support.

With over 500 members across 32 countries, AVPN is catalysing the movement towards a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

 

Visit us at: www.avpn.asia

Reach us on: knowledge@avpn.asia

Follow us on: Twitter @avpn_asia

Facebook @asianvp

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1531427/ 

 

The Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA) is an independent, not for profit trade association providing leadership to the private sector in the delivery of climate investment policy and market mechanisms since 2008. Our diverse membership is comprised of companies and organisations involved in shifting the trillions that will enable a transition to a low-carbon global economy through climate policy, finance and investment. CMIA is one of two active private sector observers to the Green Climate Fund as well as holds the private sector observer role at the World Bank's Climate Investment Funds and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

Finance Matters is a London-based community working to put sustainability at the heart of finance. We believe the financial system that will work for the future will have sustainability at its heart - led by the actions of individuals inspired to make this opportunity a reality.

We provide the tools that finance professionals need to turn a single-bottom line career into a double- or triple-bottom-line one – whether through workplace innovation, moving to an impact-focused role, or investing personal time & money in companies and projects that are driving meaningful, positive social and environmental change.

Today, we are a community of over 300 individuals working in finance or associated with the London financial services industry. We have hosted dozens of events and workshops that provide new knowledge or help our members new concepts into practice. Finance Matters is hosted by The Finance Innovation Lab.

 

Since 2006, Global Sustain provides a wide range of services and solutions to support its members and clients succeeding triple bottom line results. Based in London and Athens, with offices in Berlin, Brussels, London, New York and Nicosia, Global Sustain offers innovative online and off-line services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, responsible investing, green economy, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights and accountability. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, academic institutions, media, professional bodies, service providers, chambers, think tanks and other public or private entities. Global Sustain:

  • Facilitates synergies among members, between the corporate and third sectors as well as key stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicates CSR and sustainability news, reports, events and information on behalf of members and clients, with a global audience.
  • Is a UN Global Compact signatory and founding member of the Global Compact Network Hellas since 2008 and member of United Nations Global Compact Network Belgium, since November 2012.
  • Is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative.
  • Is a member and partner of leading global media organisations such as CSRwire, Inc., Ethical Performance, Business Wire etc.
  • Is a GRI Gold Partner.
  • Has financed 24 charitable projects carried out by Global Sustain NGO members to date.
  • Participates in, presents at and officially supports local, regional and international conferences, events and exhibitions organised by prestigious companies and organisations, including Economist Conferences, Ethical Corporation, FT Business, Social Capital Media - SOCAP/Europe, Transparency International, TBLI Conference B.V., EBD Group AG, Institute of Directors (IOD) India, Enterprise Asia and many others.
  • Organises conferences and events, including the Sustainability Forum, a training, networking and professional development event.
  • Conducts research on sustainability, CSR, the green economy and the third sector for members and clients.
  • Operates as a 100% carbon neutral firm.
  • Has published ten (10) Yearbooks to date.
  • Can be followed on Twitter (@GlSustain), Facebook (Global Sustain), LinkedIn (Global Sustain), Instagram (Global Sustain) and YouTube (Global Sustain).

Korea Sustainability Investing Forum (KoSIF) is a non-profit organization, established on 3rd April 2007 with a view to contributing to the construction of sustainable society by promoting Sustainable Investment in Korea. Our missions are 1) to encourage ESG consideration in decision-making, 2) to assist active ownership by institutional investors, 3) to support a long term perspective in finance, 4) to introduce the international trends on sustainable finance to Korea market, and 5) to contribute for the integration and development of the global society through SRI movement. Currently 40 individual members and 10 corporate members are supporting KoSIF activities such as Annual Forum on Sustainable Finance, Engagement in law-makers and policy makers on CSR/SRI policy, Climate Change related Disclosure and so on. It is partnering with the international organizations including CDP. Konrad Adenauer Foundation, IIRC etc. Also it is closely cooperating with many national organizations including CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, Renewable Energy Forum of Korea National Assembly, Korean Academy of Business Ethics, UNEP/FI Korea Representative, UNGC Korea Network, National Anti-corruption Forum etc.

The Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG), is an independent and international, non-profit association created in Luxembourg in July 2006 by seven founding partners, the Luxembourg Government (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure), ALFI, ABBL, ADA, the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg for Finance and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange who are the Charter members. LuxFLAG aims to promote the raising of capital for the Responsible Investment sector by awarding a recognizable label to eligible investment vehicles in Microfinance, Environment, ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), Climate Finance and Green bonds. The objective is to reassure investors that the labelled investment vehicles invest in respective sectors and activities in a responsible manner. www.luxflag.org

NordSIP is the leading news platform focused on impact and sustainable investing in the Nordics for professional investors. 

Spainsif is the reference platform for sustainable and responsible investment in Spain, whose main mission is to promote the integration of environmental, social and good governance criteria in investment policies through dialogue with different social groups, contributing to the sustainable development, as well as raising awareness and promoting changes in investment processes in the investment community, Public Administrations, companies and citizens in general. We are a non-profit association formed in 2009 by entities interested in promoting Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Spain, thus creating a space composed of financial entities, asset management entities, ISR service providers, non-profit organizations linked to SRI and labour unions. Spainsif currently has 69 associates

SRI-CONNECT is the online research and communications network for sustainable institutional investors and responsible listed companies.

UKSIF is a membership organisation for those in the finance industry committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK. Our vision is a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment. UKSIF was created in 1991 and has 240+ members and affiliates include financial advisers, institutional and retail fund managers, pension funds, banks, research providers, consultants and NGOs.  For more information about UKSIF, please visit www.uksif.org.