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Initiatives

What are Initiatives?

Initiatives, also called Networks, Coalitions or Alliances, are membership-based communities or groups that aim to raise awareness and support firms by facilitating best practice and information sharing, or by providing tools and guidelines.

Why joining an Initiative?

To get support or guidance on a particular topic. To use their networking platforms to share challenges and identify best practices.

When joining an Initiative?

An Initiative can be a useful support in the early stages of an organisation’s path towards sustainability, i.e. when the sustainability related strategy and the governance around it are being developed. Finding the most appropriate depends on the overall objectives of an organisation, its nature, its  geographical focus, etc.

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The table below will help you navigate the main Initiatives relevant for financial actors. You can filter by Theme or Region or search by key word. To ensure the full usability of this page, we recommend you to access it through your laptop and make the browser window full screen. 

wdt_ID Name Description Targets Themes Region Members/AUM
1 Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) Create awareness and encourage action regarding the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and net-zero investing. Asset Managers, Asset owners, Service Providers, Institutional Investors Climate Change East Asia, South East & Pacific 41/ $26 trillion
2 Banking Environment Initiative (BEi) Lead the banking industry in directing capital towards sustainable economic development. Banks Biodiversity, Environment, Climate risk Global 8 / NA
3 Business for Nature (BfN) Bring together all types of organizations calling for governments to adopt policies to reverse nature loss. Companies,Financial Institutions Environment, Biodiversity Global 900 / $4.3 trillion (companies’ revenues)
4 Capitals Coalition (CC) Redefine capitals approach to empower decisions making, understanding how success is underpinned by natural, social and human capital. Academia, Financial Institutions, Companies, Governments, Organisations Accounting, Biodiversity, Capitals Approach, Environment, Social Global 380 / NA
5 Ceres Investor Network Transform the economy to build a sustainable future & advance investment practices, corporate engagement, and policy solutions. Asset Owners, Asset Managers, Institutional Investors Climate Change, Energy, Reporting, Water North America 195 / $37 trillion
6 Climate Action 100+ (CA 100+) Focus on +160 companies that are critical to the net-zero emissions transition to ensure they take actions on climate change. Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Institutional Investors, Service Providers Climate Change Global 615 / $55 trillion
7 Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative (CA in FI) Make climate change a core component of financial institutions' businesses, working on best practices and innovative approaches. Central Banks, Development Banks, Financial Institutions Climate risk, Climate Change Global 52 / NA
8 Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Promote investment in climate change solutions or a rapid transition to a climate resilient economy. Developed the Climate Bonds Standard. Banks, Bond Issuers, Stock Exchanges, Securities Markets, Service Providers Disclosure, Environment, Infrastructure, Reporting, Climate Change Global NA
9 Climate Safe Lending Network (CSL) Accelerate the decarbonization of the banking sector, providing a peer-learning space to implement climate finance strategies. Asset Owners, Academia, Banks, Institutional Investors Climate Change Europe, North America NA
10 ClimateWise (CW) Respond to the risks and opportunities of climate change - facilitated by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Insurances Climate Risk Global,United Kingdom 24 / NA
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