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.
CAMRADATA, established in 2003, provides institutional investors with data and analysis to research and report on their investments. We enable these investors to conduct rigorous assessments on over 5000 vehicles offered by in excess of 700 global asset managers.
In December 2017 CAMRADATA acquired the specialist publishing house, Funds Europe, thus boosting our research arm, publishing capabilities, events and reach into Europe and Asia. Being at the hub of the investment community, the research and publishing divisions enable us to regularly table, discuss and progress the topics of sustainability and impact investing.
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.
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).
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.
The Impact Management Project (IMP) provides a forum for building global consensus on measuring, managing and reporting impacts on sustainability. It is relevant for enterprises and investors who want to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, as well as those who also want to contribute positively to global goals.
The IMP convenes a community of over 2,000 practitioners to share best practices, delve into technical issues and identify areas where further consensus is required in impact measurement and management. It also facilitates standard-setting organisations that, through their specific and complementary expertise, are coordinating efforts to provide comprehensive standards for measurement, management and reporting of impacts on sustainability. This includes 16 organisations that have formed a structured network to work together with the IMP’s support.
Learnership is an independent and relatively new provider to the Pensions Sector, bringing 20 years' experience of supporting Board and leadership groups within both private and public sectors.
Learnership’s governance-centred online reviews provide a truly objective assessment to Trustee development, with a strong focus upon ESG, Effectiveness, and Board Dynamics. By fulfilling the central objectives within TPR’s 21st Century policy review, and Board certification requirements for ongoing Trustee development, the tool will provide all that is required to both facilitate and evidence an improvement ethic within the Board, but also enable Chairs to open up constructive critique and new ideas through fully independent inputs from each Trustee.As well as being available in generic format, customised and branded options can be specified, making it suitable for multi-Board organisations. No local set-up is required, screens are notable for their ease of completion, and within as little as two days from completion by all Trustees, a professionally presented report is provided.
Maanch™ is an impact-platform for philanthropy, impact investors and corporates. We are a B-Corp building an engagement and stewardship platform to support the investment management industry. Our dashboards and intelligence solutions enable our clients to understand, measure and visualise their impact like never before.
Our revolutionary M INVEST SaaS tool for investors, fund and asset managers:
Streamlines ESG and SDG impact tracking
Enables cost efficiencies
Provides real-time investee engagement
Empowers fund managers to make impact inclusive decisions across their portfolio.
The competitive edge we have is that our algorithms automate alignment with the UN SDGs. Also our expert teams customise our solutions to the internal processes of our clients to help them fully understand how their Strategy impacts society and the planet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.