CECP was founded by Paul Newman and John Whitehead who believed corporations and their leaders can and should be a force for good in society. CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) is a logical extension of this vision —creating a forum where CEOs can present long-term plans to long-term investors, and demonstrate the greater sustained earnings power proven to come from longer-term thinking. The Strategic Investor Initiative is developing a new platform for leading companies to develop, convey and deliver their long-term plans to long-term investors. SII will spark the movement of trillions of dollars of capital to companies demonstrating performance excellence over the long-term and will help build trust in capitalism as an engine of global prosperity.
Confluence has four strategic goals: 1) To build a network of practice and philanthropic leadership in mission-related investing through education, outreach, and peer-to-peer learning; 2) To increase the capacity of foundations and donors to practice mission-related investing by providing technical assistance; 3) To accelerate the field of mission-related investing by fostering systemic thinking and effective cross-sector partnerships, thereby creating a space in which philanthropic innovation can emerge; and 4) To provide our members with a strong organization, with the capacity to effectively advance Confluence Philanthropy’s mission and goals.
Criterion is a non-profit think tank that works with social change-makers to demystify finance and broaden their perspectives on how to engage with, and shift, financial systems. We have made a long-term commitment to gender-based violence, directing one third of our resources over the next five years toward reimagining possibilities for using finance as a tool to effect change on the issue. We are building a coalition of investors, engaging gender-based violence experts to design financial solutions, and working with fund managers to develop products that address gender-based violence. Through this work, our goal is to move US$10 billion in investment capital by 2022.
The ImpactAssets team brings several decades of experience in impact investing, innovative financial services, philanthropy and wealth management. ImpactAssets is an independent 501(c)3 organization.
Inspiring Capital was founded in 2013 as a one-woman consulting firm to help nonprofits find more sustainable ways to finance their work. From there, we have evolved our model in response to market feedback, forming a unique hybrid company that combines consulting and training. Inspiring Capital's unique, hybrid approach to learning and consulting provides the integrated, purpose-driven and business-minded approach that professionals and organizations need to succeed in today’s changing markets.
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition promotes communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting. The IIRC’s mission is to establish integrated reporting and thinking within mainstream business practice as the norm in the public and private sectors.
Led by investors responsible for assets under management in excess of $US 34 trillion, ICGN is a leading authority on global standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship. We promote high standards of professional practice among companies and investors alike in their pursuit of long-term value creation contributing to sustainable economies world-wide communicated by the ICGN Global Governance Principles and Global Stewardship Principles.
The Investor Alliance for Human Rights is a collective action platform connecting institutional investors with tools and strategies to promote corporate respect for human rights.
Investors' Circle / Social Venture Network builds and serves communities of inspired and informed impact investors and business leaders to make social, economic, and environmental change
KnowTheChain is a resource for companies and investors to understand and address forced labor risks within their global supply chains. Through benchmarking current corporate practices and providing practical resources that enable companies to operate more transparently and responsibly, KnowTheChain drives corporate action while also informing investor decisions. KnowTheChain is committed to helping companies make an impact in their efforts to address forced labor.
Mission Investors Exchange is the leading impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change. With over 200 members, we provide resources, inspiration, and connections to help our members increase the scale and impact of their impact investing practice. Members come to Mission Investors Exchange and each other for best practices, new investment opportunities, deal partnerships, and innovations in impact investing around the world.
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.
The Social Impact Exchange is dedicated to building a capital marketplace that scales proven solutions to improve the lives of millions. Our ultimate goal is to create a marketplace that efficiently delivers capital to the most effective nonprofits so they can spread their impact in cities and states across the country. Such a marketplace has the potential to direct billions of dollars each year to hundreds of high-impact nonprofits that will improve the lives of millions of people.
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations and nonprofit organizations.