Memberships

The survival and well-being of all species requires healthy ecosystems, the conservation of which depends on the availability of long-term, extensive and effective funding. As a collaborative network, the CFA helps to address the challenges of sustainable financing for conservation. Together, governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs, private companies, academic institutions, and independent experts, cooperate to promote conservation finance solutions by exchanging information and developing studies and tools.

Eurosif is the leading pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs) with the direct support of their network, which spans over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain. These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial service providers and ESG research organisations representing over EUR 8 trillion in total assets. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, an alliance of the largest SIFs around the world. The main activities of Eurosif target public policy-making, research, and the creation of platforms for nurturing best practices in sustainable investments.

Eurosif’s EU Transparency registration number with the European Commission is 70659452143-78.

The Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC) is a membership council representing the leading private entities making active, long term, and sustainable equity investments in institutions focusing on under- or un-served clients, with the goal of achieving greater financial inclusion.

The FIEC acts as a collective industry voice for members, and engages in targeted advocacy on behalf of their membership. The Financial Inclusion Equity Council aims to be forward-looking and continuously learn and evolve as the industry changes. The Council promotes responsible impact investing in financial inclusion, and looks to improve transparency.

FIEC primarily focus on issues related to good governance, providing members with relevant transaction and valuation data, tracking the global flow of funds, the impact of new entrants and business models in the market, and technical fund management issues.

Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), founded in 2001, is the industry association promoting sustainable investment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It has over 150 corporate members, including banks, investment management companies, insurance companies, rating agencies, investment companies, asset managers, financial advisors, and NGOs, as well as approximately 30 individual members.

FNG’s Aims

  • To provide comprehensive and up-to-date information to the general public, to investors, and to decision-makers in the realms of politics, business and academia.

  • To increase awareness of sustainable investments in the financial sector and among the general public.

  • To highlight the positive impact of sustainable investment in order to promote social and environmental change.

  • To encourage networking between relevant players.

  • To take an active part in promoting the development, transparency, and quality of sustainable financial products.

  • To help shape the necessary political, legal and economic framework.

The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating measurable social and environmental impacts in addition to a financial return. They can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns, from below market to market rate, depending on the circumstances. The GIIN addresses systemic barriers to effective impact investing by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that attract more investment capital to poverty alleviation and environmental solutions.

The Microfinance Centre is a regional microfinance resource center and network. It brings together 103 organizations (including 78 MFIs) in 27 countries across Central Europe and Asia that serve over 800,000 low-income clients.

Its mission is to contribute to poverty reduction and the development of human potential by promoting a socially-oriented and sustainable microfinance sector that provides adequate financial and non-financial services to a large number of poor families and micro-entrepreneurs.