Memberships

The Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) is committed to enabling foundations to implement and realize their work and objectives more effectively, now and in the future. By remaining in constant contact with public decision makers and opinion formers, as well as through statements and proposals and motions, the Association incorporates practice-oriented expertise into political decision-making processes and public reporting obligations.

Through the diversity of its events, the Association facilitates dialogue, and in particular the exchange of experience as well as the networking of foundations amongst their peers.

At the European level, the Association cooperates with other national foundation associations (e.g. via DAFNE), as well as with the European Foundation Centre (EFC).

The Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative focused on enabling conditions that support a material increase in private, return-seeking investment in conservation.

CPIC aims to facilitate the scaling of conservation investment by creating models (“blueprints”) for the successful delivery of investable priority conservation projects, connect pipeline providers of such projects with deal structuring support, and convene conservation project delivery parties with investors to execute investable deals.

EVPA is a membership association and network made up of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Established in 2004, EVPA aims to be the home as well as the highest-value catalytic network of European social investors, venture philanthropists and foundations committed to using venture philanthropy and social investment tools to target societal impact.  

EVPA defines Venture Philanthropy as an approach to build stronger investee organisations with a societal purpose by providing them with both financial and nonfinancial support in order to increase their societal impact. The venture philanthropy approach includes the use of the entire spectrum of financing instruments (grants, equity, debt, etc.) and pays particular attention to the ultimate objective of achieving societal impact. The approach includes both social investment and high engagement grant making. 

The association’s membership covers the full range of venture philanthropy and social investment activities and includes venture philanthropy funds, social investors, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks and business schools. EVPA members work together across sectors in order to promote and shape the future of venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe and beyond. 

Currently the association has over 220 members from 29 countries, mainly based in Europe, but also outside Europe, such as Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Asia. 

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.

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. It 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.

 

GIIN Investors’ Council

Finance in Motion is a member of the GIIN Investors’ Council, where leading impact investors gather. Comprising asset owners and asset managers with diverse interests across sectors and geographies, the Investors' Council provides a forum for experienced impact investors to strengthen the practice of impact investing.
 

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.

The United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the financial sector, with a mission to promote sustainable finance. Over 200 institutions, mostly mainstream banks, insurers, and investors work with UNEP to bring about systemic change in finance to support a sustainable world.

The Inclusive Finance Luxembourg Asbl (InFiNe.lu) is the Luxembourg platform that brings together key stakeholders from the public, private, and civil society sectors to leverage the expertise of its members to foster the deployment of inclusive finance worldwide.  

In 2014 the network was created with the aim to further stimulate financial inclusion as a key for poverty alleviation and empowerment of low-income groups.