At #NSFMNextGen we aim to provide support for the next generation of financial industry professionals and stakeholders. We want to inspire changes in financial markets by considering truly global and holistic perspectives.
To achieve this #NSFMNextGen provides a framework and structure for member-led workstreams. Currently we are working to launch workstreams in knowledge exchange, mentorships and career/talent management.
Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
Its team of financial market, energy and legal experts apply groundbreaking research using leading industry databases to map both risk and opportunity for investors on the path to a low-carbon future.
It has cemented the terms “carbon bubble”, “unburnable carbon” and “stranded assets” into the financial and environmental lexicon.
ChangeNOW is the world’s largest event for the planet.
Every year the 3-day international summit brings together the most innovative solutions and impactful changemakers tackling our planet’s biggest challenges, to take action, together. ChangeNOW builds bridges between the entrepreneurs, business leaders and policy-makers to accelerate change.
Charities must be careful how they spend their donor money, and pension schemes are expensive to manage, so we’ve designed membership to the Charities Pensions Club (CPC) to bring a strong return on investment from day one.
We enable pension professionals in the charity sector to share collective knowledge and experience. This community provides an invaluable network to soundboard ideas, find solutions to issues and benchmark data to protect their future.
Charities often have a different pensions focus than other employers, so the opportunity to work as a collective to gain intel can bypass expensive consultancy services. Through meetings and a group forum, CPC members access clear, practical information on industry trends.
Our membership includes some of the UK's leading charities.
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Climate Bonds Initiative is an international NGO working to mobilise global capital for climate action.
We promote investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy.
The strategy is to develop a large and liquid Green and Climate Bonds Market that will help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects in developed and emerging markets; to grow aggregation mechanisms for fragmented sectors; and to support governments seeking to tap debt capital markets. We empower our Partner organisations with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate, influence, and instigate change.
Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit. Our work therefore is an open source public good and falls into three workstreams: Market Intelligence, developing market standards, and providing policy models and advice.
ECCR’s vision is a more just and sustainable world. A registered charity, we work to encourage joined-up financial choices and campaigning actions. The money that we spend, save, invest or give away has the potential to harm or to do good.
Over the years, we’ve worked to help churches and church members have a better understanding of finance and corporate responsibility, and how they can contribute to positive change. We’ve done this by providing research and materials for campaigning and advocacy and more recently, have run the Ethical Money Churches programme in the South West and the West Midlands to help Christians connect the dots between faith and finance.
Building on this work, we launched Money Makes Change in January 2020. The programme aims to open up these conversations further and encompasses a broad set of free resources for discussion and action, catering for people where they’re at.
Emergent is a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the speed and scale of tropical forest conservation to combat the climate crisis.
Forests are crucial for life on earth. Protecting the world’s forests represents perhaps the greatest and most cost-effective opportunity to turn the corner on climate change over the next two decades. Nature-based solutions (NBS) have the potential to provide nearly one-third of the solution to climate change, yet NBS receive roughly 3 percent of international climate finance.
Emergent mobilizes large-scale finance for national and sub-national tropical forest and climate protection programs known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, or REDD+.
Emergent connects buyers and sellers of large-scale emissions reductions from jurisdictional REDD+ programs, providing a reliable means of transacting large volumes of high-quality international forest carbon credits while helping to navigate market complexities and policy uncertainties.
The Global PSSL initiative represents the most progressive and determined move towards uniting the sustainable finance ambitions of market leaders with the tenets of sustainable securities lending.
Global PSSL will advance sustainable securities lending, and the broader global sustainable finance market, through cutting edge market leadership, research and educational innovation, international collaboration, and tangible impact. Drawing on the collective experience of the initial working group, the ISLA Council for Sustainable Finance (ICSF) and broader roundtables, Global PSSL is uniting the efforts and aspirations of these groups under a globally recognised market standard.
Global PSSL is a not-for-profit, impartial and impact-driven social enterprise that provides a hub for all key stakeholders to co-create, maintain and progress this critical agenda.
Global PSSL will focus on the following objectives:
Global Market Standard: To secure recognition of the Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending as a global market standard for sustainable securities lending by early 2021 (following a consultation at the end of 2020).
Market Influence: Through participation and active engagement, market leaders will have a stake in Global PSSL, allowing it to achieve genuine and positive market changes in the long term.
Global Impact: Through its interconnectedness, Global PSSL will contribute to the broader sustainable finance agenda (i.e. sustainable development goals, market liquidity, active ownership and stewardship and the community interest).
IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is the largest global development finance institution focused on the private sector in low- and middle-income countries. For six decades, IFC has been at the forefront of impact investing. In 2019, IFC developed and launched - in consultation with a group of asset owners and managers - the Operating Principles for Impact Management to bring greater discipline and transparency to impact investing. IFC has been a pioneer of green, social and sustainable bonds, and led the creation of the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles. IFC has mobilized around $15 billion from institutional investors to co-invest in long-term debt and equity, and engages with asset owners to encourage the trillions of dollars in investments necessary to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The Impact Investing Institute is an independent institute which aims to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market in the UK and globally.
It will do this by raising awareness, addressing barriers and increasing confidence in investing with impact.
Launched in 2019, the Institute is based in London and brings together two existing groups: the Implementation Taskforce for Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK, led by Dame Elizabeth Corley, former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, and the UK National Advisory Board on impact investing, led by Sir Harvey McGrath, former Chair of Man Group and Prudential, and Chair of Big Society Capital.
It is part of a global network of national advisory boards, grouped together in the Global Steering Group for impact investment.The Institute actively engages across the spectrum of investors and investees – with individuals, asset owners, managers and intermediaries and with businesses, social enterprises and other organisations committed to making a social impact. It works with national governments, regulators and multilateral bodies to influence policy and advocate for impact investment.
We want to Make Money Matter
Make My Money Matter is a people-powered campaign fighting for a world where we all know where our money goes, and where we can demand it builds a better future.
We’re going to create public demand to invest in people and planet
We’re going to help people find out where their money’s going, and we’re going to enable them to demand it does better. We’re going to connect this call with changemakers in the private and the public sector. And together, we’ll demand that the financial system transforms to put people and planet on a par with profit.
Doing this, we’ll help move trillions of pounds – away from investments which harm people and planet, and into investments which drive the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement.
Now is the time
With a unique window presenting through the UK’s presidencies of COP26 and the 2021 G7, we plan on harnessing this opportunity and catalysing this energy to build a movement that ensures every member of the public has the power to Make Money Matter.
The Maturity Institute (MI) was established in 2012 as a new, multi-disciplinary professional development institution to help all enterprises address their changing, global, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) responsibilities. MI’s purpose is to maximise the creation of Total Stakeholder Value (TSV), which incorporates both company performance and societal value. We welcome all professions as practising members; including investment professionals, board members, senior executives and managers. MI integrates all management disciplines into a single, coherent, organizational system under a common purpose of TSV. Our OMINDEX® diagnostic and ESG standard is increasingly used by investors, as a key ESG measure, and by corporates as a Total Value Management system.
Minerva Analytics is a new kind of proxy advisor. Based in the UK, Minerva is Europe’s only independent provider of global proxy voting services with a sustainability-centric approach. Following the acquisition of Manifest in March 2018, Minerva offers clients a tightly-connected and carefully designed suite of services comprising electronic voting, research, bespoke ESG voting policies, and a comprehensive range of key governance data to support an evidence-based approach to stewardship. Minerva enables clients to fulfil their stewardship responsibilities with easy to use analytical tools which offer real insight into governance practices, not just during the proxy season but all year round.
For the past two decades, Minerva has helped organisations such as the OECD, the British Government, Financial Reporting Council, academics, asset owners and managers tackle the challenges of analysing ESG and shareholder voting-related data.
For more than 45 years the Pensions Management Institute has been at the forefront of professional development and standards within the pension industry. Our wide range of educational programmes and courses have supported some 7,000 members establish, maintain and advance the highest levels of pensions knowledge so that they have the right skills to manage and advise some of the largest institutions in the world. This is an ongoing challenge. Like any industry, pensions continue to develop and evolve and as an educational institute for the sector, we are committed to supporting our members throughout their careers through our qualifications and insight for the benefit of both pension scheme members and society at large.
Pensions for Purpose also recognises the value of shared knowledge and experience, particularly as it pertains to impact investment and the positive effect this can have on both the environment and society. We are pleased to partner with them to further this endeavour.
Silver Linings is a competition addressing the fact that care for the older generations needs investable ideas to ensure beneficiaries are provided for, and that this provision is sustainable.
Launched on January 18th by Responsible Investor, the sustainable finance media company, in collaboration with Sally Bridgeland, FIA (trustee, non-executive director and adviser), and Dr Rachel Melsom, MBBS, BSc. (Director, Medical Matrix Consulting, and practicing physician with a special interest in Older Persons Care), the competition solicits Brainwaves and investable Business Plans to help improve care for older generations, build on the values we believe are important, and make these financially investable, sustainable and socially desirable.
Social Invest is a communications consultancy helping investors and businesses tell their story and define and amplify their positive social and environmental impact. We use specialisms in communications to promote ESG, socially responsible investing (SRI) and sustainable finance, in UK placemaking and the built environment.
Through our unrivalled sector knowledge, values-driven approach and creative expertise, we offer engaging and compelling narratives for organisations in the financial sector and not-for-profit, public and private sectors, operating across housing, regeneration, real estate and infrastructure.
Our approach is built around shared values, bridging the communications gap and helping clients better understand the organisations and sectors they are looking to partner with.
The Surrey Pension Fund manages the pensions of over 100,000 members and has a fund value of approximately £5bn.
The Fund has a long-standing commitment to transparency and responsible investing. It has produced a TCFD report since the financial year 2019/20 and continues to examine ways to improve information flow and understanding between its stakeholders.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, are the guiding principles for the Fund’s approach to ESG engagement. In 2020, the Fund commissioned a mapping exercise to better understand the positioning of the Fund relative to the SDGs and will further integrate this approach into our investment strategy in the years ahead.
More recently, the Fund has launched its own RI Policy, having run a consultation process with all members, employers and open to the public. The results were extremely supportive of the Fund’s approach to ESG. The Policy and consultation feedback can be found on our website.
ESG runs through our investment strategy and our latest TCFD highlighted the significant reduction in carbon exposure within the Fund over the last 3 years, driven by both asset allocation and positioning within funds. The Fund has long-standing private market investments in renewable and clean energy and in 2022 committed a further £235m to the Border to Coast Climate Opportunities Fund which seeks to have a real-world impact.
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Continental Business Network (CBN) was established by African Union Heads of State and launched in June 2015, as an exclusive infrastructure and private sector investment advisory platform, engaging and interfacing high-level African policy makers and captains of finance and institutional investment, on a range of strategic issues, to deepen the African investment community’s participation in the Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA) and African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) industrial and digital infrastructure related projects, sector policy and the overall promotion of investment projects.
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is the global champion of impact investing, dedicated to increasing its scale and effectiveness around the world. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help to accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
Our aim is to make sustainable business, business as usual.
HRH The Prince of Wales established A4S in 2004 to work with the finance and accounting community to:
A4S has three global networks:
Tobacco Free Portfolios is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Bronwyn King in 2010 that works exclusively with the finance sector. We are focused on encouraging and enabling the adoption of a framework to aid the implementation of tobacco-free finance across pension funds, asset managers, insurers, banks, ratings agencies, research houses and all associated activities.
Tobacco Free Portfolios work with leaders in finance across the globe. Our flagship initiative The Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge was launched in 2018 during United Nations General Assembly week, and currently has more than145 signatories, from 22 countries, representing AUM of over US $10.9 trillion.
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is the UK’s leading membership organisation for sustainable finance, committed to promoting a financial system that works for the benefit of the environment, society, and us all. UKSIF represents a diverse range of financial services firms committed to these aims, and our nearly 300 members, representing over £19trn of global assets under management (AUM), include investment managers, pension funds, banks, financial advisers, ESG data and research providers, NGOs, among others.
UKSIF and our members have played a prominent role to embed sustainability in the UK’s policymaking and regulatory framework over recent years, and find ways to overcome barriers to the growth of sustainability in the UK. For example, UKSIF is a representative of the UK’s Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG) advising on the delivery of the UK’s ‘green taxonomy’, and we are working to ensure the taxonomy can set the highest standard possible for green investment for the rest of the world to follow.