Sponsor

DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 692 bn of assets under management (as of 30 Sep 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.

Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe. NAM is an active asset manager with a global business model offering services in Europe, the Americas and Asia. With EUR 213.4bn in assets under management, NAM has been experiencing strong growth over the past decade. At Nordea, the work on sustainable finance is conducted across the group by two dedicated teams, Group Sustainable Finance working at Nordea Group level and a Responsible Investment Team covering the ESG research at Nordea Asset Management. In total there are 37 people working with Sustainable Finance at Nordea, in Group Sustainable Finance and in the Responsible Investment team for Nordea Asset Management together with the fund managers and analysts to help integrate significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis into our investment approach across portfolios.

Source: Nordea Investment Funds S.A. and Nordea Investment Management AB. Date: 30.06.2018

Co-sponsor

Carbon Delta is a climate change data analytics firm that quantifies investment impacts for equities, bonds and real estate investments along numerous climate change scenarios. With our automated and forward-looking climate risk metric "Climate Value-at-Risk" (Climate VaR) we aim to empower financial institutions with the tools necessary to protect assets from the worst effects resulting from climate change and also help identify new innovative low carbon investment opportunities.

https://www.carbon-delta.com

For more than 40 years, MSCI's research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world's leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.

MSCI serves 99 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.

S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the largest independent investment management firms in the world. We are a private firm whose sole business is investment management, and we serve as investment adviser for institutional clients in over 60 countries. Our most distinctive strength is our commitment to rigorous, proprietary research — the foundation upon which our investment approaches are built. Our commitment to investment excellence is evidenced by our significant presence and long-term track records in nearly all sectors of the global securities markets.

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the largest independent investment management firms in the world. We are a private firm whose sole business is investment management, and we serve as investment adviser for institutional clients in over 60 countries. Our most distinctive strength is our commitment to rigorous, proprietary research — the foundation upon which our investment approaches are built. Our commitment to investment excellence is evidenced by our significant presence and long-term track records in nearly all sectors of the global securities markets.   

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AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. As an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across private, public and social sectors, AVPN embraces all types of engagement to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.

The core mission of AVPN is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the social sector by connecting and empowering key stakeholders from funders to the social purpose organizations they support.

With over 500 members across 32 countries, AVPN is catalysing the movement towards a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

 

Visit us at: www.avpn.asia

Reach us on: [email protected]

Follow us on: Twitter @avpn_asia

Facebook @asianvp

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The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001. It is a multi-stakeholder organisation: its members are financial actors and other entities interested in the environmental and social effects of financial activity. FFS’s mission is to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the policies and processes adopted by the investors. 

Since 2012, FFS has been promoting the Italian Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week (or “Settimana SRI” www.settimanasri.it). 

FFS is a Board member of Eurosif, an association committed to promoting sustainable finance across European markets. 

http://www.finanzasostenibile.it

Finance Matters is a London-based community working to put sustainability at the heart of finance. We believe the financial system that will work for the future will have sustainability at its heart - led by the actions of individuals inspired to make this opportunity a reality.

We provide the tools that finance professionals need to turn a single-bottom line career into a double- or triple-bottom-line one – whether through workplace innovation, moving to an impact-focused role, or investing personal time & money in companies and projects that are driving meaningful, positive social and environmental change.

Today, we are a community of over 300 individuals working in finance or associated with the London financial services industry. We have hosted dozens of events and workshops that provide new knowledge or help our members new concepts into practice. Finance Matters is hosted by The Finance Innovation Lab.

 

Since 2006, Global Sustain provides a wide range of services and solutions to support its members and clients succeeding triple bottom line results. Based in London and Athens, with offices in Berlin, Brussels, London, New York and Nicosia, Global Sustain offers innovative online and off-line services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, responsible investing, green economy, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights and accountability. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, academic institutions, media, professional bodies, service providers, chambers, think tanks and other public or private entities. Global Sustain:

  • Facilitates synergies among members, between the corporate and third sectors as well as key stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicates CSR and sustainability news, reports, events and information on behalf of members and clients, with a global audience.
  • Is a UN Global Compact signatory and founding member of the Global Compact Network Hellas since 2008 and member of United Nations Global Compact Network Belgium, since November 2012.
  • Is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative.
  • Is a member and partner of leading global media organisations such as CSRwire, Inc., Ethical Performance, Business Wire etc.
  • Is a GRI Gold Partner.
  • Has financed 24 charitable projects carried out by Global Sustain NGO members to date.
  • Participates in, presents at and officially supports local, regional and international conferences, events and exhibitions organised by prestigious companies and organisations, including Economist Conferences, Ethical Corporation, FT Business, Social Capital Media - SOCAP/Europe, Transparency International, TBLI Conference B.V., EBD Group AG, Institute of Directors (IOD) India, Enterprise Asia and many others.
  • Organises conferences and events, including the Sustainability Forum, a training, networking and professional development event.
  • Conducts research on sustainability, CSR, the green economy and the third sector for members and clients.
  • Operates as a 100% carbon neutral firm.
  • Has published ten (10) Yearbooks to date.
  • Can be followed on Twitter (@GlSustain), Facebook (Global Sustain), LinkedIn (Global Sustain), Instagram (Global Sustain) and YouTube (Global Sustain).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korea Sustainability Investing Forum (KoSIF) is a non-profit organization, established on 3rd April 2007 with a view to contributing to the construction of sustainable society by promoting Sustainable Investment in Korea. Our missions are 1) to encourage ESG consideration in decision-making, 2) to assist active ownership by institutional investors, 3) to support a long term perspective in finance, 4) to introduce the international trends on sustainable finance to Korea market, and 5) to contribute for the integration and development of the global society through SRI movement. Currently 40 individual members and 10 corporate members are supporting KoSIF activities such as Annual Forum on Sustainable Finance, Engagement in law-makers and policy makers on CSR/SRI policy, Climate Change related Disclosure and so on. It is partnering with the international organizations including CDP. Konrad Adenauer Foundation, IIRC etc. Also it is closely cooperating with many national organizations including CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, CSR Forum of Korea National Assembly, Renewable Energy Forum of Korea National Assembly, Korean Academy of Business Ethics, UNEP/FI Korea Representative, UNGC Korea Network, National Anti-corruption Forum etc.

The Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG), is an independent and international, non-profit association created in Luxembourg in July 2006 by seven founding partners, the Luxembourg Government (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure), ALFI, ABBL, ADA, the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg for Finance and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange who are the Charter members. LuxFLAG aims to promote the raising of capital for the Responsible Investment sector by awarding a recognizable label to eligible investment vehicles in Microfinance, Environment, ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), Climate Finance and Green bonds. The objective is to reassure investors that the labelled investment vehicles invest in respective sectors and activities in a responsible manner. www.luxflag.org

NordSIP is the leading news platform focused on impact and sustainable investing in the Nordics for professional investors. 

 

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. unpri.org

UKSIF is a membership organisation for those in the finance industry committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK. Our vision is a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment. UKSIF was created in 1991 and has 240+ members and affiliates include financial advisers, institutional and retail fund managers, pension funds, banks, research providers, consultants and NGOs.  For more information about UKSIF, please visit www.uksif.org.