About Us

Sustainalytics is a global leader in ESG and Corporate Governance research and ratings. Over the last 25 years, we have brought together leading ESG research and client servicing professionals to retain that personal touch that has helped us to grow. Today, Sustainalytics supports hundreds of the world’s foremost investors who incorporate ESG and corporate governance insights into their investment processes.

VISION

We believe that it is imperative for the global economy to become more just and sustainable.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide the insights required for investors and companies to make more informed decisions that lead to a more just and sustainable global economy.

VALUES

  • We have a positive impact on our world
  • We embrace diverse perspectives
  • We foster excellence through continuous collaboration
  • We are adaptable and entrepreneurial
  • We treat others as we like to be treated

HISTORY

1992

Jantzi Research

Michael Jantzi, currently Sustainalytics’ CEO, launches Jantzi Research to evaluate companies’ sustainability performance.
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1997

Triodos Research

Triodos Bank, the world’s leading sustainability bank, sets up Triodos Reseach to conduct in depth research on companies’ sustainability performance.
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2000

Scoris

Scoris was founded as a joint venture of several European rating agencies with Axel Wilhelm being the founder, shareholder and managing director.

Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Research launches the Jantzi Social Index in partnership with Dow Jones Indexes and State Street Global Advisors.

SiRi Group

The foundation of SiRi Group marks the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration between Scoris (Germany), Jantzi Research and Triodos Research
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2002

Dutch Sustainability Research (DSR)

Triodos Bank, FortisMeesPierson and PGGM found DSR as an independent spinoff of Triodos Research

Global Ethical Standard®

GES International introduces the norms-based screening model Global Ethical Standard®
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2003

SiRi Company

SiRi members and DSR create SiRi Company, a for-profit entity, to expand consulting services and research activities
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2004

Online Client Platform

SiRi Company launches SiRi Pro, an innovative web-based ESG research and ratings tool
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2005

AIS Joins SiRi Company

Analistas Internacionales en Sostenibilidad (AIS) joins SiRi Company to promote ESG in Spain and support research activities in Spain, Portugal and Latin America

Engagement Forum

GES International launched GES Engagement Forum, its client interface for active ownership
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2006

Global Compact Compliance Service

DSR launches a service to help investors identify companies that breach, or risk breaching, the principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact.

GLOBE Awards - The Capital Markets Award for Sustainable Investment & Banking

Sustainalytics was recognized for its innovation in helping financial markets integrate environmental factors into investment and banking decisions.
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2007

Controversial Weapons Radar

DSR launches a service that identifies companies’ involvement in controversial weapons
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2009

Sustainalytics

SiRi Company is dissolved and Sustainalytics is born from a merger of DSR, Scoris and AIS

Jantzi Research & Sustainalytics

Canada’s leading ESG research provider merges with Sustainalytics with Triodos Bank, MeesPierson, PGGM and Michael Jantzi as shareholders

First US Office

Sustainalytics opens its first office in the US (Boston)

Responsible Research

Responsible Research is founded in Singapore to conduct ESG research on Asian and key emerging market companies
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2010

Country ESG Risk Research & Ratings

Sustainalytics launches Country ESG Risk Research & Ratings, a service to monitor country-level ESG risks and opportunities

IPE/TBLI: Best ESG Research House

Sustainalytics is recognized as the Best ESG Research House

Canadian SRI Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Jantzi is awarded for his contribution to SRI in Canada
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2011

European Expansion

Sustainalytics opens an office in Romania to support its research operation and an office in Paris and Copenhagen

STOXX: Global ESG Leaders Index

STOXX launches the Global ESG Leaders Index family using data provided by Sustainalytics

NEWSWEEK: Green Rankings

Sustainalytics was selected as the research partner for NEWSWEEK’s Green Rankings, which look at the environmental policies, programs and disclosure of the 500 largest US and global companies

ESG Leaders Award

GES was named the Best ESG Consultancy/Research House at the IPE-TBLI Group ESG Leaders Awards ceremony.
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2012

Responsible Research & Share Dimension

Sustainalytics acquires Responsible Research, an award-winning sustainability research house based in Singapore, and Share Dimension a software firm in Romania

South American Expansion

Sustainalytics hires a senior responsible investment advisor to advance the firm's business opportunities and brand awareness in South America

IRRI: Best RI Analysis Firm 2012

The first-ever Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey recognizes Sustainalytics as the best ESG research provider and awards three of the company’s staff members:
  • Best Environmental & Social Analyst: Dayna Linley
  • Best Corporate Governance Analyst: Laurence Loubieres
  • Best Client Services/Sales Person: Darragh Gallant
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2013

IRRI: Best RI Analysis Firm 2013

Investors recognize Sustainalytics as the best ESG research provider and awards two of its top staff members:
  • Best Environmental & Social Analyst: Dayna Linley
  • Best Client Services/Sales Person: Catalina Secreteanu


Access to Medicine

Sustainalytics selected to provide research data for the 2014 Access to Medicine Index

Global Compact 100

The Global Compact 100 index marries corporate performance on ESG issues with a requirement of consistent base-line profitability
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2014

Additional European and US Offices

Sustainalytics opens an office in the UK (London) and second offices in the US (New York) and Romania (Bucharest)

Bloomberg Partnership

Sustainalytics’ ESG research assessments become available to Bloomberg Professional subscribers

IRRI: Best RI Analysis Firm 2014

Investors recognize Sustainalytics as the best ESG research provider and our analysts take the majority of the top ten spots in the following categories: Best Analyst for SRI Research; Best Analyst for Corporate Governance Research; Best Client Service/Sales Representative

Corporate Access Trip

Sustainalytics organizes ESG on the Ground, a one-week field trip to Asia where investors get the opportunity to visit companies and learn firsthand about ESG-related threats and opportunities

Stewardship and Risk Engagement

GES launches two new services: Stewardship and Risk Engagement and Extended Business Conduct Engagement
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2015

Corporate Governance Research & Ratings

Sustainalytics’ launches Corporate Governance Research & Ratings that analyzes companies’ governance structures and practices through an investment lens

Carbon Solutions Suite

Sustainalytics’ Carbon Solutions help investors to better understand their carbon exposure and provides them with the research solutions they need to implement low carbon mandates

ESG Analytics

Sustainalytics acquires ESG Analytics, a Zurich-based provider of web-based solutions designed to assist asset managers and owners analyze and manage ESG risks and opportunities

Global Access

Sustainalytics launches Global Access, a new and improved online client interface portal.

IRRI Survey

GES International voted Best Engagement Service Provider in the 2015 IRRI Survey.
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2016

Morningstar Sustainability Ratings

Morningstar launches the industry’s first ESG scores for global mutual and exchange traded funds with scores based on Sustainalytics’ ESG Research & Ratings

Glass Lewis Partnership

Sustainalytics partners with Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider or global governance services, to integrate ESG factors directly into the proxy voting and engagement process

Australian Office

Sutainalytics opens an office in Sydney
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2017

25th Year Anniversary

Sustainalytics celebrates its 25th year anniversary

Japan office

Sustainalytics opens an office in Tokyo
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2018

ESG Risk Ratings

Sustainalytics launches its next generation ESG Risk Ratings

ESG Indexes

Sustainalytics announces partnership with FTSE Russell to develop a series of ESG indexes

New Acquisition

Sustainalytics strengthens its research capacity with the addition of analysts and other resources from Solaron Sustainability Services

New ESG Research Products

Launches several new products including the Carbon Risk Ratings, Sustainable Products Research, and the Human Rights Radar

Corporate Governance Data

Sustainalytics teams up with Glass Lewis to offer corporate governance raw data

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2019

GES International

Sustainalytics acquires GES International, a leading provider of engagement, screening and fiduciary voting services to institutional investors. The acquisition combines Sustainalytics’ market leading ESG research and ratings with GES’ extensive engagement and screening services.
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SUSTAINABILITY

ENVIRONMENT

Embedding sustainability into our operations comes naturally to us. It’s part of our DNA and, of course, a smart way of doing business. Read more about our environmental policies in our Sustainability report Sustainable Momentum.

SOCIAL

We strive to create a motivating, positive and supportive environment. Sustainalytics’ Corporate Values help guide and nurture this environment. Since 2013, Sustainalytics has been organizing Global Volunteer Day, an annual event that reinforces our values while building a strong global culture.

GOVERNANCE

Sustainalytics has an independent chairman and two sub-committees to support the Board: The Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration & Employee Committee. Our Code of Conduct lays out the principles that guide employees’ behavior in the workplace

OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

For questions regarding our corporate sustainability, please contact us at info@sustainalytics.com.

LEADERSHIP

Michael Jantzi

CEO

Michael Jantzi is the CEO of Sustainalytics. He was the founder of Jantzi Research and has been active in the responsible investment field since 1990.

Bob Mann

PRESIDENT

Bob is responsible for managing the company’s executive team and working with the CEO to set the company’s strategic priorities.

Cheryl Gustitus

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Cheryl leads Sustainalytics’ global marketing and communications in addition to working to identify, develop and execute strategic business initiatives worldwide.

Diederik Timmer

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Over the past seven years, Diederik has helped build Sustainalytics into the largest independent provider of ESG research and analysis for the global investment community.

Hans-Ulrich Beck

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Hans-Ulrich oversees Sustainalytics’ product innovation and development, as well as selected strategic internal and client projects.

Jeremy Hammond

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jeremy is Sustainalytics’ CFO and bears overall responsibility for its global finance function.

Marius Cimpoesu

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Marius leads the company’s ICT unit, bringing technology towards the core of our products.

Nynke Doorenbos

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Nynke drives and manages Sustainalytics’ HR and Legal teams as well as overseeing the office operations.

Simon MacMahon

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Simon bears overall responsibility for Sustainalytics’ research activities.

Alan Broadbent

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD (TORONTO)

Alan Broadbent is Chairman and Founder of Maytree, and Chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation.

Melissa Brown

SINGAPORE

Melissa Brown is currently a partner at Daobridge Capital, a China-focused private equity advisory firm.

Michael Musuraca

NEW YORK

Mike Musuraca is managing director of Blue Wolf Capital Management, a private equity firm specialized in mid-market companies.

Steven Smit

AMSTERDAM

Steven Smit is Head of Sustainability at Morningstar and CEO of Morningstar Benelux.

Leadership Team

Dr. Hendrik Garz

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ESG Ratings & Thematic Research 

Hendrik heads the ESG rating and thematic research teams and oversees Sustainalytics’ Frankfurt office.

Claudia Volk

DIRECTOR, ESG Rating Products

Claudia is responsible for ESG Ratings and Controversies, including the ongoing development and improvement of our ratings framework and controversy indicators.

Dayna Linley-Jones

DIRECTOR, SECTOR RESEARCH

Dayna is one of the  research directors responsible for overseeing Sustainalytics’ comprehensive ESG research and ratings.

Doug Morrow

DIRECTOR, THEMATIC RESEARCH

Doug manages Sustainalytics’ thematic research products, including ESG spotlights, sector reports and thematic notes.

Esther Hougee de Vet

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Esther is responsible for Sustainalytics’ information intelligence.

Gary Hewitt

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, research Operations

Gary manages Sustainalytics’ research operations and quality teams, with responsibility for our research planning, operational processes and research delivery.

Irene Sosa

Director, Product Strategy and Development

Irene is responsible for product portfolio management and communication, executing product innovation projects and implementing the stage-gate process.

Kevin Ranney

DIRECTOR, PRODUCT STRATEGY & deVELOPMENT

Kevin helps  investors incorporate ESG considerations into their investment policies, strategies and processes.

Rachel Birenbaum

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PRODUCTS

Rachel is responsible for strategic resource management within the company’s research team.

Wilco van Heteren

DIRECTOR, sector RESEARCH 

Wilco leads the Enhanced Research team.

Product Managers

Anne Schoemaker

MANAGER, pRODUCT iNVOLVEMENT AND WEAPONS pRODUCTS

Anne is responsible for managing Sustainalytics’ Controversial Weapons Radar, Arms Trade and Product Involvement products.

Megan Wallingford

mANAGER, SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS RESEARCH & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ANALYTICS

Megan is responsible for providing clients with the data, tools and analysis needed to fulfill impact and Sustainable Development Goals ambitions and mandates.

Remco Slim

MANAGER, GLOBAL COMPACT COMPLIANCE SERVICE, COUNTRY INVOLVEMENT & HUMAN RIGHTS RADAR

Remco manages the Sustainalytics’ Controversy research, and the Global Compact Compliance Service, Country Involvement and Human Rights Radar products.

Teodora Blidaru

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Teo is the Product Manager for Sustainalytics’ Corporate Governance Research & Ratings.

Trisha Taneja

mANAGER, GREEN & SOCIAL bONDS

Trisha heads Sustainalytics’ Green & Social Bonds service in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Vikram Puppala

DIRECTOR, Carbon Solutions AND Indexes

Vikram Puppala manages the Carbon Solutions and Sustainability Indexes offerings at Sustainalytics.

Sector Managers

Alberto Serna Martin

Alberto Serna Martin

LEAD Analyst, Extractives & Utilities RESEARCH

Alberto has over six years of experience researching and assessing the sustainability performance of energy companies.

Angela Flaemrich

LEAD Analyst, Financials & Real Estate RESEARCH

Angela is the industry lead for the financials sector, providing expertise on banks and diversified financial companies.

Masato Takebayashi

LEAD ANALYST, ASIA-PACIFIC RESEARCH

Masato analyzes and rates the ESG performance of Japanese companies, with a focus on those in the industrial and infrastructure sectors.

Matthew Barg

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Technology Media & Telecommunications rESEARCH

Matthew oversees a team of analysts conducting research on the ESG performance of companies in the media and communications sectors.

Michelle McCulloch

DIRECTOR, SECTOR RESEARCH

Michelle manages a team of research analysts focused on analyzing the ESG performance of financial and real estate companies.

Roxana Dobre

MANAGER, Consumer Goods Research

Roxana manages a team of analysts conducting research on company’s management of ESG issues in the Consumer Goods sector.

Silvana van Schaik

Manager, Healthcare & Chemicals RESEARCH

Silvana manages a team of analysts conducting research on the ESG performance of companies in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare and chemicals sectors.

Sonja Wallenborn

Manager, Industrials & Infrastructure RESEARCH

Sonja manages the team of analysts focusing on equities in the industrials, infrastructure, transportation and commercial services sectors.

Yumi Fujita

Associate Director, Research Products

Yumi leads the team covering ESG research and analysis in the APAC region.

Product Management

Arik Brutian

HEAD OF DIGITAL INNOVATION

Arik is responsible for the development of Sustainalytics’ smart technologies – artificial intelligence, machine learning, information retrieval & extraction, and digital curation.

Darragh Gallant

Product MANAGER, CLIENT SYSTEMS

Darragh oversees the development of Sustainalytics’ client facing systems as well as managing the Boston office.

Martijn van Schaik

Product MANAGER, Data Services

Martijn is leading the development of Sustainalytics’ Data Services and manages the teams responsible for data management, analytics and deliverables.

Rommel Rojas

HEAD OF UX

Rommel leads the company’s UX team, where he is responsible for ensuring high impact design and consistency across products and services.

Functional Managers

Dr Adriana Paula Popițiu

HEAD OF DATA MANAGEMENT

Adriana leads the data management team and is responsible for providing the Sustainalytics organization and its clients with high quality data, data analytics and data driven tools to support product development.

Amit de Leeuw

HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE & SECURITY

Amit oversees the company’s ICT infrastructure and information security.

Andrei Stoicescu

HEAD OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Andrei is responsible for managing Sustainalytics’ customer relationship management and SharePoint platforms.

Iulian Ghinia

HEAD OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Iulian leads the software development and software architecture teams, supporting them in building robust, industry-leading software solutions.

Liliana Mihart

HEAD OF DATA DELIVERABLES

Liliana leads the data services team overseeing the provision of data deliverables to Sustainalytics’ clients.

Andrea van Dijk

Executive Director, CLIENT RELATIONS (EUROPE EX nORDICS)

Andrea leads the Client Relations team servicing institutional investor clients in Europe.

Azadeh Sabour

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS & STRATEGY, CLIENT RELATIONS

Azadeh leads planning and implementation of strategic priorities for, and heads operational oversight of, Sustainalytics’ global Client Relations team.

Catalina Secreteanu

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLIENT RELATIONS (REGIONAL MANAGING Director APAC & Asia)

Catalina works with investors in Asia and the Asia Pacific region.

Cecilia Cisana

Director, CLIENT RELATIONS (UK)

Cecilia leads the Client Relations team servicing institutional investor clients in the UK.

Loic Dujardin

MANAGING Director, JAPAN

Loic oversees the Japan office, including all business development and client relations.

Eimear Toomey

Director, CLIENT Relations (EUROPE)

Eimear oversees Sustainalytics’ business development for Europe.

Gary Hawton

Senior Director, client Relations (THE AMERICAS)

Gary oversees Sustainalytics’ business development and client relationships in Canada.

Kirsten Boer

ASSOCIATE Director, CLIENT Relations (the Americas)

Kirsten works with clients in the Americas.

Sarah Smith

EXECUTIVE Director, client Relations (North America)

Sarah leads Sustainalytics’ business development activities for the Americas.

Shila Wattamwar

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLIENT RELATIONS (INDEXES & PARTNERSHIPS)

Shila Wattamwar oversees Sustainalytics’ Client Relations in the United States and is responsible for passive products and distribution channels.

Heather Lang

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Heather is heading up our Sustainable Finance Solutions business unit, focusing on green bonds and sustainable lending.

Ian Howard

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Ian leads sales and product management for the sustainable finance solutions team.

Hanna Roberts

DIRECTOR, ENGAGEMENT

Hanna leads the Engagement Services department.

Josiane Fanguinoveny

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ENGAGEMENT

Josiane leads the Corporate Governance Engagement department.

Nathalie Rasmussen

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ENGAGEMENT

Nathalie is responsible for Sustainalytics’ Business Conduct Engagement.

Paulina Segreto

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ENGAGEMENT

Paulina supports the Engagement Director in implementing the overall engagement strategy.

Tytti Kaasinen

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ENGAGEMENT

Tytti is responsible for Sustainalytics’ Stewardship and Risk Engagement.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Morningstar launched the industry’s first ESG scores for mutual and exchange-traded funds based on Sustainalytics’ ESG research as well as creating a series of sustainability indexes.

Glass Lewis introduced an ESG profile page in their proxy papers that is based on Sustainalytics’ research . The ultimate aim is to fully integrate our research into Viewpoint®, Glass Lewis’ proxy research and vote management platform.

In 2011, STOXX introduced the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes. Based on research data provided by Sustainalytics, the new family of indexes set the standard for transparency and comprehensiveness in the ESG indexing space at that time.

FTSERussell

In 2018, FTSE Russell and Sustainalytics announces a strategic partnership in which Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings will be used to develop a range of ESG indexes based on the Russell 1000, 2000 and 3000 indexes.

RESEARCH AND MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS

Harvard Business Review chose Sustainalytics to provide the research data needed to compile its list of the World’s 100 Best-Performing CEOs

Sustainalytics partnered with Ceres to produce a series of reports assessing US companies’ progress with regards to the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. Download the reports here: Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability 

AWARDS

IRRI Award for Best RI Analysis Firm

Sustainalytics was consistently voted as one of the best independent RI research firms and won the award three times since 2012.

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Farsight Award

The Farsight Award identifies the best individual piece of analysis that integrates ESG research into traditional financial analysis. Sustainalytics won the award in 2015 for Banks – Like a Phoenix from the Ashes, in 2012 for The Future of Fish in Asia, and in 2017 for Water Scarcity: Will Investors be Left High and Dry?

TBLI Award for Best ESG Research House

Sustainalytics was named the best ESG Research House at the TBLI Conference in London in 2010.

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GLOBE Awards for Sustainable Investment & Banking

In 2006, Sustainalytics was recognized for its innovation in helping financial markets integrate environmental factors into investment and banking decisions.

Sustainalytics Global Capital Award for Second Party Opinions

Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards

The Sustainable and Responsible Capital Market Awards are the results of an extensive market poll in which issuers, investors, investment banks and other market participants choose the most innovative deals and most creative players. In 2017 and 2018, Sustainalytics was voted the Most Impressive Second Opinion Provider.

RIEF Sustainable Finance Award for Green Bond Second Party Opinions

Sustainable Finance Awards

Sustainalytics was awarded a Special Mention Sustainable Finance Award by The Research Institute for Environmental Finance (RIEF) Japan. Sustainalytics received this honor for its significant contribution to the growth of the Japanese Green Bond Market and for providing second-party opinions for several green and sustainability bonds issued in Japan.

Sustainalytics Green Bond Award for Second Party Opinion

Green Bond Pioneer Awards

Presented by the Climate Bonds Initiative, Sustainalytics was recognized as the Largest External Reviewer. The Green Bond Pioneer Awards recognize international leadership in green finance, showcasing the organizations, financial institutions, government bodies and individuals who have led the development of green finance and green bond markets in the past year.

MEMBERSHIPS

Signatory United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

International Corporate Governance Network

Pacific Pension and Investment Institute

American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham)

Danish Social Investment Forum

Dutch Association for Investors for Sustainable Development

European Sustainable Investment Forum

Forum pour l’investissement responsable (French Sustainable Investment Forum)

Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (German Sustainable Investment Forum)

Norwegian Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Spanish Social Investment Forum

Sustainable Nation (Ireland)

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Responsible Investment Association

 Council of Institutional Investors

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Ceres

Boston Area Sustainable Consortium (BASIC)

Responsible Investment Association Australasia

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