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.

Founded in 1998, Impax Asset Management (“Impax”) is a specialist asset manager focused on investing in the transition to a more sustainable global economy.

Impax believes that:

  • Capital markets will be shaped profoundly by global sustainability challenges including climate change, pollution as well as by essential investments in human capital, infrastructure and resource efficiency
  • These trends will drive growth for well-positioned companies and create risks for those unable or unwilling to adapt
  • Fundamental analysis which incorporates long-term risks, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, enhances investment decisions
  • 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.

  • 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

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Guernsey Green Finance is Guernsey’s strategic sustainable finance initiative, committed to delivering action on green finance as part of our commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It is a member of the UN’s Financial Centres for Sustainability network alongside more than 20 leading global finance centres, and is working with the UK’s Green Finance Institute in the development and promotion of the sector.

 Guernsey launched the world’s first regulated green fund product – the Guernsey Green Fund – in 2018.

 Guernsey has been a financial centre for more than 50 years, specialising in investment funds, particularly private equity, private wealth and insurance, and is the closest global finance centre to London.

We’re a charity, bank and champion for better giving, and for over 90 years we’ve been helping donors, companies and charities make a bigger impact. Our independence, expertise and reach mean we’re uniquely placed to do this.

https://www.cafonline.org/

Finance Matters is a platform supporting finance professionals who are positively transforming their industry from within Finance Matters is an initiative of the Finance Innovation Lab, a charity working for a financial system that serves people and planet. Members of the Finance Matters community are supported through workshops, coaching, networking events and leadership development opportunities. 

The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the representing body of the German private equity industry covering private equity firms, from venture capital through growth capital to buyouts, as well as institutional investors. BVK has 200 full and more than 100 associated members and offers an ideal access point to German-speaking private equity landscape in the D-A-CH region.

http://www.bvkap.de/en

GRESB was launched in 2009 by a group of large pension funds who wanted to have access to comparable and reliable data on the ESG performance of their investments. In the intervening years, we have grown to become the leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world.

Our ESG data and benchmarks now cover USD 4.5 trillion in real estate and infrastructure value and are used by more than 100 institutional investors to make decisions that are leading to a more sustainable real asset industry.

We have an engaged community of asset managers who are proud to participate in our annual benchmarking process and a group of inspirational industry partners, media partners and ESG service providers who amplify our reach.

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. IIRC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, IIRC etc. Also it is closely cooperating with many domestic 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.

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

https://nordsip.com

 

Pensions for Purpose is a collaborative initiative of impact managers, pension funds, social enterprises and others involved or interested in impact investment.

Our aim is to promote understanding of impact investment by effectively sharing news stories, blogs, case studies, academic research and thought leadership papers and acting as a first port of call for journalists seeking comment on impact investment-related issues.

Pensions for Purpose is run by Karen Shackleton and Stephanie Windsor. They are supported by an Oversight Committee of Influencer members who meet quarterly.

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

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.

http://www.finanzasostenibile.it

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is the European membership body for investor collaboration on climate change and the voice of investors taking action for a prosperous, low-carbon future. IIGCC has more than 170 members, mainly pension funds and asset managers, across 13 countries, with over €23 trillion assets under management.

Our mission is to mobilise capital for the low carbon transition and to ensure resilience to the impacts of a changing climate by collaborating with business, policy makers and fellow investors. IIGCC works to support and help define the public policies, investment practices and corporate behaviours that address the long-term risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Members consider it a fiduciary duty to ensure stranded asset risk or other losses from climate change are minimised and that opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy – such as renewable energy, new technologies and energy efficiency – are maximised.

For more information visit www.iigcc.org and @iigccnews.

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) engages, empowers and connects limited partners (LPs) to maximize their performance on an individual, institutional and collective basis. LPs serve as trusted financial stewards who direct critical capital into private equity investments on behalf of their beneficiaries which include retirees, teachers, firefighters, police officers, universities, charities, and insurance policyholders. With over 500 member institutions representing more than $2 trillion USD of private equity assets under management (AUM), ILPA is the only global organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of LPs and their beneficiaries through best-in-class education, research, advocacy and events.

 From its origins as an informal networking club comprising a few dozen LPs, ILPA has grown its membership to more than 5000 professionals today across 50+ countries, managing 50% of the global institutional private equity AUM. Members represent all investor categories of small and large institutions including public pensions, corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance and investment companies, development financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.

The Climate Markets & Investment Association is an independent, non-profit membership association with a mission to stimulate a shift in the direction and scale of private and public financial flows into investments which are consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. CMIA is one of two active private sector observers to the UN Green Climate Fund and holds an observer role at the World Bank's Climate Investment Funds.