The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with over 200 financial institutions who are Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organizations to develop and promote linkages between sustainability and financial performance. Through peer-to-peer networks, research and training, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.
AccountAbility is a global consulting and standards firm that works with businesses, investors, governments, and multi-lateral organizations to achieve opportunities, advance responsible business practices, and transform their long-term performance. For over two decades, organizations large and small, private and public, have come to rely on AccountAbility’s principles-based frameworks – the AA1000 Series of Standards – to guide their approach to sustainability strategy, governance, assurance, and operations. We focus on delivering practical, effective, and enduring results that advance the sustainability agenda and enable our clients to succeed.
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a 501 (c)(3) national nonprofit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.
We are the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies, including developers, manufacturers, top financial institutions, major corporate renewable energy buyers, grid technology providers, utilities, professional service firms, colleges & universities and allied nonprofit groups.
ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening leaders across key constituencies, facilitating partnerships, educating senior officials on important policies, publishing research and analysis on pressing issues, and undertaking strategic outreach on the policies and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth.
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit 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 100 members that manage $400 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).
Representing the interests of institutional investors, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance promotes good governance practices in Canadian public companies and the improvement of the regulatory environment to best align the interests of boards and management with those of their shareholders, and to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the Canadian capital markets.
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.
Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017.
This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change.
CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces.
Our mission: Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
With more than 25 years of wealth management and pension experience, the founders of Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC are proud to serve individuals in the academic community, business owners and high net worth clients throughout the United States. Our firm brings value to our clients by providing them with peace of mind as we guide them through the unique perspectives of their financial landscape. We specialize in providing comprehensive, customized financial management solutions advising on more than $1 billion in assets*.
GRESB was established 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 covers US $5.3 trillion in real estate and infrastructure value and is used by more than 100 institutional and financial investors to make decisions that are leading to a more sustainable real asset industry
ICMA is a not-for-profit membership association, with offices in Zurich, London, Paris and Hong Kong, that serves the needs of its wide range of member firms in global capital markets. As of March 2020, ICMA has around 600 members in 62 countries.
Among its members are private and public sector issuers, banks and securities houses, asset managers and other investors, capital market infrastructure providers, central banks, law firms and others.
Through its committees, ICMA brings together members from all sectors of the wholesale and retail debt securities markets to inform its work on regulatory and market practice issues, which impact all aspects of international market functioning. ICMA prioritises four core fixed income market areas – primary; secondary; repo and collateral; and green, social and sustainable.
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) is a global, industry-led initiative to standardize the measurement and disclosure of greenhouse emissions of loans and investments (i.e. financed emissions). Currently, over 75 banks and investors have subscribed to the PCAF initiative and work together to jointly develop the Global Carbon Accounting Standard for the financial industry. By measuring and disclosing their financed emissions, PCAF institutions take the first step required to assess climate-related risks, set targets in line with Paris Climate Agreement and develop effective strategies to decarbonize our society.
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.
The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) provides an open forum for the development and promotion of the risk profession. With chapters around the world, PRMIA is a non-profit, member-led association dedicated to defining and implementing the best practices of risk management in a broad range of industries through education, including the Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) Designation and several certificates; webinar, virtual, and corporate learning programs; events; networking; mentoring; and online resources. The PRMIA Institute serves the global risk management community with leading thought, peer-vetted research, and stewardship of the risk management profession.
RIA Members include asset managers, asset owners, advisors, and service providers who believe incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions can provide superior risk-adjusted returns and positive societal impact.
Established in 2007 and headquartered in London, UK, Climate Action establishes and builds partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’.
We do this by providing a global media and events platform across which stakeholders can share knowledge, technologies and expertise, and identify innovative solutions to the challenges faced by climate change and a growing population.
For our partners and supporters we help engage the private sector, bringing innovations, technologies and finance to the debate.
For our clients we help generate profitable business opportunities and partnerships, provide top-level access to emerging markets and reinforce their commitment to, and their position as leaders within, the global sustainability industry.
FORESIGHT Climate & Energy is the essential read from Denmark on the global transition to a decarbonised energy economy — objective reporting on what really matters by expert journalists and writers from around the world.
IFC Media is the leading publishing house for the global wealth management industry. Representing international finance centres across the globe while creating a comprehensive archive of commentary, analysis and technical articles, IFC Media publications include the flagship IFC Review annual, the biannual IFC Economic Report and regional reviews such as Invest Africa, Caribbean Review and Asia Pacific Review.
Supplementing our hard copy publications is ifcreview.com, which houses the monthly IFC Review E-Journal and the IFC Review digital library and archive. Created as an online resource for wealth management professionals, ifcreview.com combines reference materials with highly technical articles and thought-provoking commentary from industry leading contributors. With continually updated coverage from over 30 international finance centres and daily news bulletins, ifcreview.com is a one-stop-shop for wealth management professionals right across the globe.
IFC Media delivers an integrated knowledge base for the world’s leading IFCs and their wealth management professionals.