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Global Collaborations

Generation is proud of its close relationship with a number of leading organisations around the world working towards a more sustainable future:

We also fully support the (UK) Financial Reporting Councils (FRC) UK Stewardship Code (the Code). The Code aims to enhance the quality of engagement between asset managers and companies so as to help improve long-term returns to shareholders by setting out good practice on engagement with investee companies to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire. Generation takes its responsibility as stewards of its clients assets extremely seriously and feels the code is relevant to all investments, and not only those within the UK. Our response to the Code can be found here.

Memberships and Initiatives

To support Generation's commitment to strengthening the field of sustainability research within the investor community, we participate in the following initiatives:

Asian SRI Association

Founded in 2001, ASrIA is a not for profit, membership association dedicated to promoting sustainable finance and responsible investment across Asia. www.asria.org

Business for Social Responsibility

A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. www.bsr.org

Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project provides a secretariat for the world's largest institutional investor collaboration on the business implications of climate change and natural resource protection, now representing $87 trillion of assets under management. CDP represents a process whereby institutional investors collectively sign a single global request for disclosure of information on Greenhouse Gas, Water and forest footprints. www.cdproject.net

Ceres

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilises a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. www.ceres.org

European SRI Association

The European Social Investment Forum is the pan-European stakeholder network whose mission is to encourage and develop sustainable and responsible investment and better corporate governance. www.eurosif.org

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change is a UK based collaborative organisation of institutional investors focused on helping investors to better understand the implications of climate change and of climate change policy for investment portfolios. www.iigcc.org

International Corporate Governance Network

The ICGN is the leading investor-led authority on corporate governance and a network for the exchange of views and information about corporate governance issues internationally. www.icgn.org

Investor Group on Climate Change Australia/New Zealand (IGCC)

The IGCC represents institutional investors, with total funds under management of approximately $1 trillion, and others in the investment community interested in the impact of climate change on investments. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuants and unit holders. http://www.igcc.org.au

Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)

The Investor Network on Climate Risk (a project of Ceres) is a network of 100 institutional investors representing more than $11 trillion in assets committed to addressing the risks and seizing the opportunities resulting from climate change and other sustainability challenges. www.ceres.org/investor-network/incr/

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

The United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (UN PRI) is a network of international investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. The Principles were devised by the investment community. Generation participated in a working group that brought the UN PRI to life and was a founding signatory. The principles reflect the view that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios and therefore must be given appropriate consideration by investors if they are to fulfil their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty. The Principles provide a voluntary framework by which all investors can incorporate ESG issues into their decision-making and ownership practices and so better align their objectives with those of society at large. www.unpri.org

The UN PRI also administers a Clearing House as a way to facilitate collaborative engagement within the investor community. Mark Mills, a partner at Generation, has chaired the Sustainable Palm Oil Investor Working Group since 2010. Its mission statement can be viewed here.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit association that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry—oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs—to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. http://www.rspo.org

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

UKSIF's aim is to support the UK finance sector as the world leader in advancing sustainable development through financial services. It seeks to promote responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment. www.uksif.org

UN Global Compact

The Global Compact is a voluntary international corporate citizenship network initiated to support the participation of both the private sector and other social actors to advance responsible corporate citizenship and universal social and environmental principles to meet the challenges of globalisation. www.unglobalcompact.org