The City of London Corporation – the body responsible for running London's Square Mile – regards green finance as prudent, profitable and one of the best tools available in the race to cut carbon. That's why, in January 2016, we launched our Green Finance Initiative in partnership with government.
The initiative brings together international expertise from across the financial and professional services sector. It aims to:
CPR AM is an investment management company certified by the French Financial Markets Authority, an autonomous and wholly owned subsidiary of Amundi Group. CPR AM works exclusively in third-party investment management (for institutional, corporate, insurance, private banking, fund management, and wealth management clients). CPR AM covers the main asset classes (equities, convertible bonds, asset allocation, fixed income and credit) to offer flexible, effective and dynamic investment solutions, specifically tailored to the needs of its clients.
It relies on the know-how and expertise of its experienced teams to deliver, over the long-term, robust results, by applying a conviction-based management style.
As a fully-owned subsidiary of Amundi, CPR AM's strengths are its unique set-up and profile, combining the responsiveness and accessibility of a human-scale player with the financial strengths and operational capabilities of a large-group.
By end March 2018, CPR Asset Management had close to €47bn assets under management.
Founded in 1998, Impax Asset Management (“Impax”) is a specialist asset manager focused on investing in the transition to a more sustainable global economy. As at 29 June 2018 Impax’s total assets under management and advice is $15.5 billion.
Impax believes that:
Impax invests in companies and assets that are well positioned to benefit from the shift to a more sustainable global economy. Impax offers a well-rounded suite of investment solutions spanning multiple asset classes seeking superior risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long term.
Across investment portfolios, Impax seeks to invest in higher quality companies with strong business models that demonstrate sound management of risk.
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.
Sustainalytics is an independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 15 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Today, the firm has more than 300 staff members, including 170 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise of more than 40 sectors. Through the IRRI survey, investors selected Sustainalytics as the best independent responsible investment research firm for three consecutive years, 2012 through 2014 and in 2015, Sustainalytics was named among the top three firms for both ESG and Corporate Governance research. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com
Trucost is part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. A leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis, Trucost assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. Companies and financial institutions use Trucost intelligence to understand their ESG exposure to these factors, inform resilience and identify transformative solutions for a more sustainable global economy. S&P Global’s commitment to environmental analysis and product innovation allows us to deliver essential ESG investment-related information to the global marketplace.
For more information, visit www.trucost.com
Carbon Delta is a climate change data analytics firm that quantifies investment impacts for equities, bonds and real estate investments along numerous climate change scenarios. With our automated and forward-looking climate risk metric "Climate Value-at-Risk" (Climate VaR) we aim to empower financial institutions with the tools necessary to protect assets from the worst effects resulting from climate change and also help identify new innovative low carbon investment opportunities.
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.
Eurosif is the leading pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans across over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain.
These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the alliance of the largest SIFs around the world.
The main activities of Eurosif are public policy, research and creating platforms for nurturing sustainable investing best practices.
The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001. It is a multi-stakeholder organisation: its members are financial actors and other entities interested in the environmental and social effects of financial activity. FFS’s mission is to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the policies and processes adopted by the investors.
Since 2012, FFS has been promoting the Italian Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week (or “Settimana SRI” www.settimanasri.it).
FFS is a Board member of Eurosif, an association committed to promoting sustainable finance across European markets.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), is the pre-eminent European forum for investor collaboration on climate action and the voice of investors taking action for a prosperous, low carbon, future. It has over 160 investor members across 12 countries with over €21 trillion assets under management. IIGCC's mission is to mobilise capital for the low carbon transition by working with business, policy makers and investors to encourage public policies, investment practices and corporate behaviours that will address the long term risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
NordSIP is the leading news platform focused on impact and sustainable investing in the Nordics for professional investors.
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.
It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.
The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations. unpri.org
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.