FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Conference & Awards 2013

Supporting Partners

CSR Middle East is a professional non-profit platform and the regional source and network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainability in the Middle East. CSR Middle East promotes corporate social responsibility in the region based upon the sharing of CSR updates, solutions and shaping the modern day business.

CSR Middle East platform is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports and information from the Middle East. CSR Middle East members are companies and NGOs, agencies and organizations interested in communicating their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible initiatives through CSR Middle East’s network and weekly CSR Digestives.

CSR Middle East content covers issues of Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance.


Established in 2006, EuroCharity maintains offices in Athens and Brussels. It is a rapidly-expanding family of members and offers innovative on-line and off-line services to 470+ members from the corporate, financial, public, third and academic sectors. The firm owns and daily updates the carbon neutral Web portal www.eurocharity.eu that acts as a reference point for sustainability. EuroCharity also publishes a multi-stakeholder Yearbook, two comprehensive fortnightly e-newsletters, facilitates networking among members (M2M), organizes events and the Sustainability Forum, a training, networking and professional development event.  www.eurocharity.eu

Environmental Finance provides comprehensive coverage of how environmental issues impact the key investment, insurance and trading decisions affecting industry. First published in 1999, Environmental Finance’s award-winning team of journalists and established network of industry insiders deliver timely news, commentary and analysis on a broad range of topics - including renewable energy finance, emissions markets and ‘green’ investments - to our subscribers across the globe.


With over 1,800 members who serve on over 2,600 boards in 51 chapters on six continents, WCD acts as a bold catalyst for thought leadership and connections for women directors. WCD is a champion for women on boards and a vital source of governance expertise. Not only has WCD developed a trusted community for advice and experience to help women directors share best practices and learn from this valuable network but WCD has also helped secure board and advisory board positions for over 250 women around the world.  In addition to dinners in local chapter, there are National, Americas, and Global Institutes, and our first Asia Institute will be in September2013.  Members can attend events on six continents.



Blue & Green Tomorrow wants to help grow businesses that balance the needs of the planet, its people and prosperity. We aim to provide our readers with the knowledge they need to make informed choices without prejudice, scaremongering or Greenwash. On our site they’ll find insights into how to invest sustainably, travel responsibly, shop ethically and use cleaner sources of energy.

We want the world to be as blue and green tomorrow as it was yesterday. There is no plan(et) B.


Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. is a knowledge management, strategies and advisory organization providing leaders in the investment, corporate management, social, and public governance sectors with services related to ESG factors, Sustainability, CSR, and SRI. G&A Institute is a GRI Organizational Stakeholder and the GRI Data Partner for the USA, UK and Ireland.

SustainabilityHQ.com™, the Institute’s premium platform, offers ESG/Sustainability news, commentary and research and provides clients and subscribers with resources to help identify, monitor and effectively manage relationships with ESG investor interests, Sovereign Wealth Funds, US Public Employee Pension Funds, and capital market and corporate reputation influencers.


The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is the membership network for sustainable and responsible financial services.

We promote responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment.

We also seek to ensure that individual and institutional investors can reflect their values in their investments.


CSRwire is a digital media platform and the leading global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically just and environmentally sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. Through innovative techniques and strategic partnerships, CSRwire continues to expand its content, communication technology and distribution channels exponentially.



Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) is an association of investment professionals offering two programs:

·         SFG Communities: raising the awareness amongst professional investors about responsible investment solutions.

·         SFG Global: promoting the Swiss financial center as major actors of sustainable finance. Switzerland’s unique position as a center for international organizations addressing global challenges, for sustainability-focused businesses and for many financial services firms, makes it the ideal place to promote sustainable finance.

By covering all the topics, SRI and microfinance but also impact investing, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and ESG research, data and rating, SFG provides its members with a unique exchange platform enabling a broad overview of the industry. 



The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors. It provides investors with a collaborative platform to encourage public policies, investment practices, and corporate behaviour that address long-term risks and opportunities associated with climate change. 

IIGCC currently has over 80 members, including some of the largest pension funds and asset managers in Europe, representing around €7.5trillion in assets.

IIGCC pursues its mission through two strategic objectives:

·  To change market signals by encouraging the adoption of strong and credible public policy solutions that ensure an orderly and efficient move to a low carbon economy as well as measures for adaptation.

·  To inform investment practices to preserve and enhance long-term investment values.