Memberships

Earth Capital Partners is committed to contributing and sharing sustainable investment best practice.  One of the ways we achieve this is through our active participation in sustainability related memberships, groups and bodies.

ECP has a close relationship with several sustainability related thought leadership bodies and institutions.  A summary of these is provided below:

  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), including contribution and best practice knowledge sharing with the Private Equity working group (ECP has been ranked an Upper Quartile investment manager in 2010 and 2011 for implementation of the UNPRI principles);
  • United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).  ECP Co-Chaired the UNEP FI Steering Committee 2009-2012; 
  • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), including member of the Policy Working Group;
  • University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL), including Fellows and Faculty members;
  • UK Sustainable Investment and Finance (UKSIF), including membership of the 'Leadership Committee';
  • Signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) on Climate Change Durban, Cancun, Copenhagen and Poznan Communiques.

Further details including web links where additional information on the activities of these organisations can be found are provided below:

 

UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 170 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance. Earth Capital Partners Co-chaired the UNEP FI Steering Committee 2009-2012.

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The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) works with business, government and civil society to build the capacity of leaders to meet both the needs of society and address critical global challenges.

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The Principles for Responsible Investment were developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. The process was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General.  In signing the Principles, we as investors publicly commit to adopt and implement them, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities. We also commit to evaluate the effectiveness and improve the content of the Principles over time. We believe this will improve our ability to meet commitments to beneficiaries as well as better align our investment activities with the broader interests of society.  We encourage other investors to adopt the Principles.  ECP's 2011 'Reports on Progress' in implementing the UNPRI can be downloaded as a PDF document from the UNPRI page on this website, found under the Sustainability tab.  It is also available on the UNPRI website.    

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The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) launched in 2000 to collect and distribute high quality information that motivates investors, corporations and governments to take action to prevent dangerous climate change. CDP acts on behalf of 475 institutional investors (including Earth Capital Partners LLP), holding $55 trillion in assets under management and some 60 purchasing organizations to encourage companies in some 60 countries around the world to measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies.

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UKSIF is a membership network for sustainable and responsible financial services which promotes responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment. James Stacey, Partner ECP sits on the UKSIF 'Leadership Committee'.  

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The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a forum for investors to collaborate on climate change.  IIGCC’s mission is to mobilise capital for the low carbon future by amplifying the investor voice and collaborating with business, policymakers and investors

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