The Network for Sustainable Financial Partners (NSFM) engages and collaborates with a broad range of partners across industry and academia, to cross-promote. develop and organize relevant activities and content for the next generation of sustainable finance experts.
At NSFM, we work with investors, corporates, policy makers, academic institutions, partner networks and industry bodies, other think tanks and research networks and media providers on global education, mentorship and talent management programs which are all part of the #NSFMNextGen initiative.
We keep our partners informed about market developments, macro trends and relevant content. We cross-reference relevant partner content via our multi-media channels.
Welcome to Investec, a distinctive specialist bank and asset manager. We know you want solutions relevant to your needs and ambitions, so we fashion everything we do around you, the client.We provide financial products and services, imbued with a personal approach, to a select client base in three principal markets: the UK and Europe, Southern Africa and Asia-Pacific. Investec was founded in South Africa in 1974. We entered the UK in 1992, and have since expanded through a combination of substantial organic growth and strategic acquisitions.Today Investec employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and is publicly traded in London and Johannesburg. Our divisions include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Private Banking, Wealth & Investment, and Asset Management.
WIEFF is an independent, international forum which aims to create a networking platform for industry professionals to meet, collaborate, support and promote the interests of the ethical and Islamic finance industry. The long term vision of the forum is to achieve the expansion of the sector through educational seminars, events and promotion of best practice globally to the highest standards. The goals of WIEFF are thus two fold: 1) To support, encourage and promote women globally in Islamic finance. 2) To create a platform which fosters links between the Islamic and ethical finance industry for the expansion and advancement of the sector. Headquartered in London, UK, WIEFF was founded in 2007 by Samina Akram, a UN Ambassador of Peace, who also ranks amongst the 5th most influential woman in Islamic finance (ISFIRE Islamic Finance Review - 2013). The forum began as an informal network bringing together industry professionals within the Islamic finance space to simply meet and share industry ideas. In 2013 the network branched out to include professionals from the ethical finance industry and came to be known as "The Women in Islamic & Ethical Finance Forum" (WIEFF). WIEFF started with 30 keen enthusiasts and today has over 8000 professionals in over 25 countries.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank championing sustainable solutions to 21st–century problems. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. We do this through research, analysis and knowledge products that support sound policy making. Our bigpicture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today: ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate. IISD’s staff of over 120 people, plus over 50 associates and 100 consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. Our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries. Part scientist, part strategist—IISD delivers the knowledge to act.
The world will benefit when economy supports well-being. We are about creating an inclusive values-based economy. The aim is to maximize investment flows into sustainability initiatives by highlighting the benefits of triple bottom line investing. The Definition Of TBLI Triple bottom line (abbreviated as TBL or 3BL) is an accounting framework with three parts: social, environmental (or ecological) and financial. These three divisions are also called the three Ps: people, planet and profit, or the "three pillars of sustainability". (Source: Wikipedia). The "I" stands for investing and thus as a whole refers to investments made involving the aforementioned, three bottom lines, instead of just one.
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. Pensions for Purpose is run by Karen Shackleton and Stephanie Windsor. They are supported by an Oversight Committee of Influencer members who meet quarterly.
Global Thinkers Forum
The Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) is a global platform bringing together a diverse network of thought leaders and creating meaningful networking and conversations around global challenges and trends. GTF’s mission focuses on three areas: fostering accountability in leadership, promoting women’s empowerment and creating opportunities for young people to develop. GTF is also a bridge-builder, and an organisation that promotes public-private sector partnerships and opens conduits for collaboration and stakeholder engagement. The Forum is London-based and was incubated at Oxford University’s Said Business School in 2011. It has been created with the vision to help our societies and leaders navigate a very complex world. GTF launched officially in 2012 in Amman (Jordan) under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. We have since partnered with some of the world’s top brands, organisations and foundations. It features a prestigious Advisory Board with thought leaders and decision makers from over 20 countries. The Global Thinkers Forum organises a wide range of activities including meetings, seminars, fora, roundtable discussions, workshops, networking events, and its not for profit initiatives such as the mentoring programmes and Awards for Excellence. The Global Thinkers Forum network comprises pioneering minds and values-driven thought leaders who are passionate about creating a better world. Our work has introduced an arena of open-mindedness, inspiration, collaboration and accountable leadership. Women have an influential role in this ecosystem, shaping a new reality for social progress and excellence. Our world needs women forerunners who can understand that collaboration is key for progress and sustainable development and will seek partnerships with unanticipated stakeholders. GTF invites like-minded individuals and organisations to partner and create Global Thinkers Forum events that advance and expand its initiatives, three-fold mission and nurture positive change in the world.
The Global Governance Research Fund (GGRF), facilitated by Sustain Worldwide, was set up in 2018 to garner private sector support for the purposes of funding independent research on matters concerning corporate governance, human rights, and anti-modern slavery. Through the GGRF, Sustain Worldwide is able to ensure that the necessary research is carried out independently and free of influence. The objectives of the GGRF are: * To hold to account the largest UK organisations by turnover and champion continuous improvement in their governance performances on human rights * To provide market intelligence through the ‘scorecards’ and underpinning analysis derived from the evaluation of the organisations undertaken to produce the report and league tables * To accelerate the shift to greater corporate accountability for human rights in global supply chains. The GGRF is not supported by or aligned with any political party or movement, nor any NGO, nor any religious or faith-based group. The initial contributors to the GGRF are BRE and Marshalls. Through their early support, these entities are helping advance the GGRF’s objectives.
Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.
Pangea Strategic Intelligence provides on-demand consulting services to clients in the Energy sector – connecting them to subject matter experts when they have specific information needs. We enable clients to get a qualitative perspective on a quantitative (i.e. a story to the data); our focus is on augmenting the quality of technical and commercial research.
Sustain Worldwide is a strategic communications business. Working with clients and partners we create compelling communications campaigns that generate deep press coverage, devise and implement social media activities that generate brand awareness, organise dynamic professional events that facilitate best practice in sustainable thinking across supply chains, and develop critical leadership platforms that stimulate knowledge transfer and collaborative partnership working. Our activities and services, primarily delivered across the built environment sectors, support innovative and progressive organisations and companies to adapt successfully to take advantage of the opportunities and overcome the challenges the global transition to a low carbon economy presents.