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Official Event Partner
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.
NN Investment Partners
NN Investment Partners is the asset manager of NN Group N.V., a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam. NN Investment Partners is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands and manages approximately EUR 287 bln* (USD 313 bln*) in assets for institutions and individual investors worldwide. NN Investment Partners employs around 1,000 staff and has offices in 15 countries, servicing clients across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
NN Investment Partners is part of NN Group N.V., a publicly traded company.
* Figures as of 30 September 2019
Moody’s is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions.
Investors are looking for ways to generate positive investment outcomes and impact, while managing financial risks and returns. Moody’s capabilities in ESG and climate risk expanded in 2019 with majority investments in two new affiliates: Four Twenty Seven, a leading provider of climate intelligence and data, and Vigeo Eris, a global leader in specialized research, decision-making tools and assessments for sustainable and ethical investments.
BuildingMinds transforms the way building portfolios around the world are managed. Providing an unprecedented scope of relevant business KPIs in one central depository, the SaaS-platform enables advanced data-driven real estate management. It caters to both strategic and operative roles along the entire building lifecycle and multiple management areas: operational efficiency, business value generation and risk management, sustainability, people productivity and well-being.
With decades of experience in the index space, Euronext is one of the leading index providers in Europe. Euronext is registered as Benchmark Administrator under the EU Benchmark Regulation (BMR). Euronext is responsible for six major national indices in Europe: the AEX®, BEL 20®, CAC 40®, OBX®, PSI 20® and ISEQ 20®
Over the last few years Euronext has become a leading European ESG index provider. Euronext provides an open architecture platform, onboarding leading ESG data providers and thought leaders in climate change assessment. Euronext works with many different ESG data providers, including Carbone 4, CDP, ISS-ESG and V.E. This allows us to offer suitable solutions for our client needs. In 2019, over 50% of new ESG structured product AUM was linked to Euronext ESG indices in Europe. In November 2020, the BNP ETF based on the Euronext Low Carbon Europe 100® PAB index contained 70% of the total AUM in PAB indices.
Euronext also launched the Euronext® Eurozone ESG Large 80 Index which shows the performance of the top 80 Eurozone Large Cap companies selected for their ESG and Energy Transition performance. Euronext offers a futures contract on this index, providing investors with an effective hedging tool while offering the opportunity to take exposure in the Eurozone sustainable economy.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Ratings is the only credit rating agency with a comprehensive, systematic and credit-focused approach showing how ESG factors affect credit ratings from the sector to entity level. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; BMI Research, an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
Qontigo is a financial intelligence innovator and a leader in the modernization of investment management, from risk to return. The combination of the group’s world-class indices and best-of-breed analytics, underpinned by technological expertise and customer-driven innovation, enables its clients to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Qontigo’s global client base includes the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. Created in 2019 through the combination of Axioma, DAX and STOXX, Qontigo is part of Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Eschborn with key locations in New York, Zug and London.
Riskthinking.AI develops standards, regulator-ready data, and analytics to enable forward-looking, climate risk management stress-testing software. Our implementations are based on the latest science and algorithms that automate consistent, scenario-generation.
Our solutions include:
A comprehensive, consistent, and science-based Data Exchange that provides subscribers with a central location for accessing geo-specific, aligned Climate Risk Data™. This data is needed to identify, evaluate, stress-test and rate potential financial impacts of climate change on industries, economies, portfolios and assets.
CLIMATE RISK CLASSIFICATION STANDARD (CRCS™)
An emerging global standard designed to provide a consistent and transparent methodology for classifying transition and physical risk related to climate change. CRCS codifies Climate Drivers, Climate Risk Factors and their geographic specific impacts on society, economies, industries, corporations, portfolios and assets over time.
MULTI-FACTOR SCENARIOS & OTHER SERVICES
We build benchmarks, ratings and provide bespoke multi-factor scenarios. Using Climate Risk Data and our multi-factor Scenario Generation Algorithm, we work with clients to conduct Climate Risk Stress-Tests and to measure the financial impact of climate change.
We are building a global community of climate risk experts who contribute to and enjoy the benefits of our products and services.
Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW) is a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets. Founded in 1996, Tradeweb provides access to markets, data and analytics, electronic trading, straight-through-processing and reporting for more than 40 products to clients in the institutional, wholesale and retail markets. Advanced technologies developed by Tradeweb enhance price discovery, order execution and trade workflows while allowing for greater scale and helping to reduce risks in client trading operations. Tradeweb serves approximately 2,500 clients in more than 65 countries.
Triodos Investment Management
We believe how we invest defines the world we want to live in, recognising the instrumental role and creative power of capital when used consciously. As a financial institution, we use money as a driving force towards a society that is humane, ecologically balanced and works for the benefit of all. For more than 30 years, we have offered impact investment solutions that connect investors who want to make money work for positive change with innovative entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses doing just that.
Authentically active, responsible and high-conviction portfolios.
With over 30 years’ experience of conviction investing, we offer only authentically active portfolios that aim to exploit market inefficiencies. We believe such inefficiencies arise because markets fail to accurately reflect macroeconomic and geopolitical factors, and because persistent behavioural biases cause asset prices to diverge from their intrinsic fair value. To successfully exploit asset mispricing, we therefore believe it is crucial to integrate informed top-down views with rigorous bottom-up company analysis.
Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players, offers its 100 million clients – retail, institutional and corporate – a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets.
With its six international investment hubs, financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape.
Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 4,700 employees in more than 35 countries. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages more than €1.700 trillion of assets of which €378 billion in responsible investing3.
Amundi, a trusted partner, working every day in the interest of its clients and society
 Source: IPE “Top 500 Asset Managers” published in June 2020, based on assets under management as at 31/12/2019
 Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo
 Amundi data as of 31/12/2020
With over 125 years as one of the world’s leading news and information organisations, the FT provides businesses, governments and education institutions across the globe, with award-winning journalism and tools to help them achieve their goals faster.
MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.
ABOUT MSCI ESG RESEARCH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
MSCI ESG Research products and services are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC, and are designed to provide in-depth research, ratings and analysis of environmental, social and governance-related business practices to companies worldwide. ESG ratings, data and analysis from MSCI ESG Research LLC. are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI ESG Research LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and a subsidiary of MSCI Inc.
To learn more, please visit www.msci.com
Util is a London-based financial technology company seeking to change the way the world invests. Using machine learning to measure the impact of every company, we’re working with investors to build the next generation of investment solutions.
The Carbon Trust is an expert partner for businesses, governments and organisations around the world – supporting them in realising ambitious plans for a sustainable, low carbon future. We believe that environmental sustainability and economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand as we address the climate crisis. The Carbon Trust has been a trusted partner to a wide range of organisations grappling with energy issues for over 19 years. We have been engaged in what could be described as ‘first of a kind’ energy systems work, for example helping UK power distribution network companies understand how best to integrate electricity storage assets onto networks, quantifying uncertainty in future energy system business models for multinational corporates, and developing deployment roadmaps for renewable energy technologies and smart (mini-) grid architectures for governments around the world.
Who we are: Our time is calling – begging – for egos and national interest to be set aside and for us to awaken to collaborative and collective governance for the Common Good. Our climate security and a sustainable, peaceful and just planet to live on for next generations will depend on it.
AccountAbility is a global consulting and standards firm that works with businesses, investors, governments, and multi-lateral organizations on ESG matters to achieve opportunities, advance responsible business practices, and transform their long-term performance.
The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) is the voice of all Europe’s wholesale financial markets, providing expertise across a broad range of regulatory and capital markets issues.
We represent the leading global and European banks and other significant capital market players.
We advocate for deep and integrated European capital markets which serve the needs of companies and investors, supporting economic growth and benefiting society.
We aim to act as a bridge between market participants and policy makers across Europe, drawing on our strong and long-standing relationships, our technical knowledge and fact-based work.
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.
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The world’s economy looks to CDP as the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action.
Climate Disclosure Standards Board is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the global mainstream corporate reporting model to equate natural capital with financial capital.
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 the climate crisis, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces. Our mission: Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
Climate Bonds Initiative
Climate Bonds Initiative is an international investor-focused not-for-profit organisation working to mobilise capital markets for climate action. The Climate Bonds Initiative carries out market analysis, policy research, market development; advises governments and regulators; and administers an international Standard & Certification Scheme for best practice in green bonds issuance.
Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE)
Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE), created in 1992, gathers around 50 French and international large companies from all sectors of the economy, who work together to better integrate environment into both their strategies and their day-to-day management.
All members share the vision of environment as a source of opportunities and progress, with a broad understanding of ‘environment’ covering: raw materials, energy & climate change, water, biodiversity, pollution, waste, health issues, etc. EpE strongly believes that, just as actors cannot develop sustainably within a degraded environment, caring for the environment is a source of long-term value for businesses.
Eurosif is the leading European association for the promotion and advancement of sustainable and responsible investment across Europe, for the benefit of its members.
Finance for Tomorrow
Finance for Tomorrow therefore brings together all private, public and institutional players in the Paris financial centre who wish to commit themselves to a finance that focuses on a sustainable future and combines long-term investment with consideration of environmental and social challenges.
Global Infrastructure Investor Association
GIIA is the membership body for the world’s leading infrastructure investors and the advisors to the sector. Our aims are:
1) Make the case for private investment in infrastructure across the world through evidence-based advocacy;
2) Promote improved understanding and dialogue between governments and the private sector to create the right environment for private investment;
3) Foster a community of infrastructure professionals to collectively shape the future of the sector.
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 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 270 members, mainly pension funds and asset managers, across 16 countries, with over €35 trillion in assets under management.
Institute of International Finance
The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with more than 450 members from more than 70 countries. Its mission is to support the financial industry in the prudent management of risks; to develop sound industry practices; and to advocate for regulatory, financial and economic policies that are in the broad interests of its members and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth. IIF members include commercial and investment banks, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, central banks and development banks.
Long Term Infratsructure Investors Association
Founded in 2014 by investors and for investors, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) is a not-for-profit international professional association; most of our members are institutional investors and fund managers with responsibilities over long-term and open-ended infrastructure investment mandates. Our action circle includes leading global and regional discussion fora, information powerhouses and service providers to the infrastructure marketplace.
LTIIA works with a wide range of stakeholders, including infrastructure investors, policy-makers and academia, on supporting long-term, responsible deployment of private capital to public infrastructure around the world. Its members, hailing from various jurisdictions, collectively manage close to US$ 12 t of assets, out of which over $ 350b of infrastructure assets.
LuxFLAG is an independent and international non-profit association created in Luxembourg in July 2006 by seven public and private founding partners.
The agency aims to promote the raising of capital for the Responsible Investment sector by awarding a recognisable label to eligible investment vehicles amongst others. The labels’ objective is to reassure investors that the applicant invests in the Responsible Investment sector. The applicant may be domiciled in any jurisdiction that is subject to a level of national supervision equivalent to that available in European Union countries.
PCAF is a global partnership of financial institutions that work together to develop and implement a harmonized approach to assess and disclose the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their loans and investments.
The harmonized accounting approach provides financial institutions with the starting point required to set science-based targets and align their portfolio with the Paris Climate Agreement. PCAF enables transparency and accountability and will develop an open-source global GHG accounting standard for financial institutions.
PensionsEurope represents national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for workplace and other funded pensions. Some members operate purely individual pension schemes.
PensionsEurope has 24 member associations in 17 EU Member States and 4 other European countries.
PensionsEurope member organisations cover different types of workplace pensions for over 110 million people. Through its Member Associations PensionsEurope represents more than € 4 trillion of assets managed for future pension payments. In addition, many members of PensionsEurope also cover personal pensions, which are connected with an employment relation.
Pensions for Purpose
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.
Principles for Responsible Investment is a United Nations-supported international network of investors working together to implement its six aspirational principles, often referenced as “the Principles”.
ShareAction has spent the last 12 years building the movement for responsible investment.Our vision is of an investment system that truly serves savers and communities, and protects our environment for the long term.
We’re working towards a system in which long-term thinking is recognised as the best way to guarantee healthy returns. We believe that anyone can play a part in changing the investment system for good.
Spainsif is the meeting and reference platform for sustainable and responsible investment in Spain, whose primary 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.
The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)
The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) is a leading industry association, representing the common interests of securities lending and financing market participants across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Its geographically diverse membership of over 160 firms includes institutional investors, asset managers, custodial banks, prime brokers and service providers.
UKSIF is a membership organisation for those in the finance industry committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK.
We inform, influence and connect UK Finance, policymakers and the public to achieve our vision of a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment.
Absolut Research GmbH was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing institutional investors in German-speaking countries with innovative know-how and practical research for daily investment practice, strategic and tactical asset allocation, risk management, product selection and the evaluation of external asset To deliver to managers.
The company’s fundamental philosophy for institutional asset management is based on the approach of broad diversification, incorporating the latest findings from portfolio theory and risk management. Traditional investments are given equal consideration alongside alternative investments.
In 2001 Absolut Research GmbH launched the first specialist publication for institutional asset management. The Absolut | report is the most innovative medium available to the institutional investor.
In addition to the Absolut | report, Absolut Research GmbH publishes other specialist publications that are geared towards the daily practice of capital investors.
Ethical Markets is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide. We share the goals of all our non-profit groups and friends listed on our Partners/Links page. We research, assist and report on all the new organizations: civic, non-profit and for-profit, as well as individuals working for the transition to the new economies of the dawning information-rich solar age.
Foresight Climate & Energy
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.
Funds Europe, is produced by a dedicated team of professionals with experience of reporting on the European fund markets stretching back over many years. Funds Europe covers all areas of asset management – institutional and retail markets, traditional and alternative investments, front and back office administration.
Since its establishment in 2006, IFC Media has been the leading publishing house for the global wealth management industry which represents international finance centres across the globe while creating a comprehensive archive of commentary, analysis and technical articles.
IPE Magazine is the most relevant and targeted medium for investment managers and other sevice providers to deliver their message to the decision makers in Europe’s pensions community. Since the very first issue in 1997, IPE has led the field with a unique brand of information, analysis, news and data dedicated to Europe’s pension fund community. Close connections with that community are our hallmark.
NordSIP is a media platform focused on Nordic sustainable investing. NordSIP brings to you a selection of the latest news and research related to sustainable investing in the Nordics and targeted at institutional investors.
As an expert in sustainable finance and a reference media for economics, business & sustainability, Novethic combines approaches to offer financial players, companies and their employees the keys to a sustainable transformation. Our mission is to spread a sustainable culture among finance and business professionals, to empower decision-makers and facilitate their action. Founded in 2001, Novethic is a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts Group.
Savvy Investor is a world-leading content platform for institutional investors and service providers. Our dedicated Content Team curate the best investment articles, white papers, blogs and more from across the web, putting it all in one place for the ease of our members.
We have over 50 topics to choose from on site with sections such as ESG and Ethical Investing, Cleantech Investing, Global Strategy Outlook and more.
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