Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) was established by His Majesty The King when he was The Prince of Wales in 2004, with the aim of working with the finance and accounting community to ensure sustainable business is business as usual. We aim to:- Inspire finance leaders to adopt sustainable and resilient business models. - Transform financial decision making to reflect the opportunities and risks posed by the climate crisis and other environment and social issues. - Scale up action to transition to a sustainable economy.
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) aspires to be a positive force and a prominent voice in the UK pensions industry today. We believe that given the inherently complex nature of UK pensions and the increasing burden being placed on trustees, that far more support should be made available to member nominees.We are a not-for-profit organisation supporting member-nominated trustees, member-nominated directors and employee representatives of UK based pension schemes in the private and public sector (funded and unfunded).
City Hive is a think tank and advocacy group working in partnership with companies and grassroots to build an inclusive investment management industry and an equitable and sustainable society. They believe that to achieve social equality the investment industry needs to better represent society and access to investing and investment must be democratised. Founded by Bev Shah and Mandy Kirby, the award-winning leadership team is a recognised driving force in the movement for change within the Investment Management Industry championing greater accessibility, accountability and equality in the sector.
The EIRIS Foundation is a research, advice and advocacy charity that seeks to bridge gaps and pioneer the next steps for sustainable finance. Its vision is a financial system that works for people and planet. The Foundation has over 30 years’ experience of providing free and objective information on ethical finance and corporate activity to other charities and the public. For more information please visit: www.eirisfoundation.org.
Global Canopy is the not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. In the deforestation space we hold financial institutions and companies to account for their actions, but also provide data, tools and guidance to show them how to change and make nature positive choices.
To achieve the transition to an inclusive, net-zero carbon and climate-resilient economy, both public and private finance is needed.
The Green Finance Institute was established in 2019 as a direct response to a key policy recommendation made by the industry-led Green Finance Taskforce to the UK Government in March 2018.
Sitting at the nexus of the public and private sectors, the Green Finance Institute convenes and leads sectoral coalitions of global experts, that identify and unlock barriers to investment towards impactful, real-economy outcomes, to benefit our environment, society, and business.
We are an independent, commercially focused organisation backed by government and led by bankers. We are fuelled by science and data and propelled by the creativity and ingenuity of the finance sector.
We design, develop and launch portfolios of scalable financial solutions that accelerate sector-specific transitions to a low-carbon future.
The Impact Investing Institute is an independent, non-profit organisation with the goal of making capital markets fairer and work better for people and the planet. Our mission is to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market in the UK and internationally.
The Investor Forum is a not-for-profit, practitioner-led membership organisation, set up by institutional investors in UK equities. The Forum’s purpose is to position stewardship at the heart of investment decision-making by facilitating dialogue, creating long-term solutions and enhancing value. It facilitates collective engagement between institutional investors and UK-listed companies. Once an engagement is undertaken, we engage with company boards to amplify and reinforce the key messages from the shareholders where we have established critical mass to engage collaboratively. Further the Stewardship 360 programme brings investors together to collaborate on wider material issues that impact companies, industries and the environment in which they operate. The Forum develops insights gained from engagement activities and seeks to address broader themes which are important to Members. Projects also focus on promoting well-functioning markets, or addressing wider stakeholder issues.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has been created to provide an independent infrastructure which will set, develop, guide and assess administration standards. PASA will act as a focal point and engage with industry and government to create protocols for understanding good administration - but also appreciates there is no one size that fits all. PASA will develop evidential accreditation practices which will allow benchmarking across and between the industry regardless of how the administration is being delivered.
As well as raising the profile of pension administration generally, PASA will focus on three core activities:
1. Defining good standards of pensions administration relevant to all providers, whether in-house, third party or insurers 2. Publishing Guidance to support those standards 3. Being an independent accreditation body, assessing the achievement of good standards by schemes (regardless of provider)
There is no organisation providing such services across schemes, yet there is a demand for evidence of service quality from scheme trustees, sponsors, administrators, insurers, scheme members and regulators.
We are a capacity building non-profit organisation at the intersection between philanthropy, social investment, ESG and impact investment. Our mission is to increase the flow of capital for good. We are a membership network creating opportunities to increase and improve philanthropy, social investment and ESG/impact investing.
We achieve this by building the will and capacity of professional advisors (private client advisors, wealth management, private banking, tax and legal sectors) to support their (U)HNW private clients on their philanthropic and social impact investment journey . Our means for realising our vision includes thought leadership and sharing intelligence, events, CPD Certified CISI Endorsed training, bespoke networking opportunities, campaigning, publications including a magazine, and resources for advisors and other stakeholders.
For more than 15 years, ShareAction, the responsible investment NGO, has been working to shape a world where the financial system serves our planet and its people. Through research, campaigns and advocacy we mobilise global investors to drive up labour standards, tackle climate change, protect the natural world, and improve people’s health. We campaign for reforming the rules to ensure the financial system is working in the best interests of people and planet. Visit shareaction.org or follow us @ShareAction to find out more.
The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) is a Not for Profit organisation, founded in 2008, to help older people and their families find trusted accredited advisers who specialise in the financial needs of those in later life. The SOLLA Later Life Adviser Accreditation is widely recognised as the gold standard in later life financial advice.
SOLLA is committed to raising awareness of the financial issues faced in retirement and later life, raising the standards of practise for those engaging in advising older people, building relationships with organisations who are involved in the financial wellbeing of those in later life, actively inputting into legislative and policy changes, and identifying and developing best practice in later life financial issues.
The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has been established to develop and deliver an integrated risk management and disclosure framework for organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks, with the ultimate aim to support a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and toward nature-positive outcomes.
Forty Taskforce Members with assets of US$20.6 trillion are working with the TNFD Co-Chairs to develop the TNFD framework. Eighteen core knowledge partners from leading science, standards, and data bodies feed into the work of the Taskforce. A group of over 800 institutions support the work of the Taskforce as part of the TNFD Forum.
The TNFD will deliver its framework in September 2023, enabling organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks. Better information will allow financial institutions and companies to incorporate nature-related risks and opportunities into their decision-making processes.
We are a network of passionate individuals who want to help drive change in the investment industry. We have a keen interest in ESG, want to share our expertise, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to the evolution of ethical investment approaches. Through events, newsletters, and roundtables we aim to further the importance, understanding, and role of sustainable investing within the investment management industry. Our network is a space for debate, discussion, and reflection. Virtuvest was founded by Paris Jordan, Senior fund selector at Waverton, and Sophia Sednaoui, Business Development at Carmignac. We aim to educate, challenge, and combine our expertise to assist investment managers, investors, and existing initiatives in achieving a more ethical and sustainable world. Across the investment industry there is no one standard approach to ESG investing - however there are a number of experts with excellent insight. By harnessing the power of each of these specialists, we identified that we could work collectively to drive the sustainable change that the industry needs.
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