Earth Capital (EC) 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. EC has a close relationship with several sustainability related thought leadership bodies and institutions. A summary of these is provided below:
EC is a signatory to 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 has 99 supply chain members with a combined purchasing power of over $3 trillion. In addition there are over 650 investor members (including Earth Capital Partners LLP), holding over $87 trillion in assets under management.
EC is a member of the Policy Working Group of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), including membership of the Policy Working Group. 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.
The Nobel Sustainability® Trust (NST) was established in 2007 by four members of the Nobel family. NST encourages research, development, action and implementation of sustainable solutions. A key component will be the creation of an Award for Sustainability. This award, given annually, will be an accolade for those who make outstanding contributions to sustainability.
The Nobel family, have, with great concern, been observing the devastation of the world’s vital, natural and non-renewable resources. This overconsumption has led to an increase in global temperatures and pollution of land, food, water and air.
The founders believe that the economic and social health of civilisation will, to a large extent, depend on the availability of energy and a sustainable approach to agriculture, forestry, industrial manufacturing and water reclamation. This will require substantial intellectual and financial effort. It is the aim of NST to assist with this process. The objective of NST is to improve quality of life, which is, today, threatened by pollution, climate change and depletion of natural resources. Sufficient food, water, air and energy, in clean conditions, is essential to reaching this objective.
EC has been a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment since 2009 (PRI). The PRI were developed to reflect the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices.
EC Co-chaired the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) steering Committee 2009-2012; 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.
EC’s Chief Sustainability Officer is a Fellow and Faculty member of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The CISL 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.