The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) is the voice of all Europe’s wholesale financial markets, providing expertise across a broad range of regulatory and capital markets issues. We represent the leading global and European banks and other significant capital market players. We advocate for deep and integrated European capital markets which serve the needs of companies and investors, supporting economic growth and benefiting society. We aim to act as a bridge between market participants and policy makers across Europe, drawing on our strong and long-standing relationships, our technical knowledge and fact-based work.


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Bankers for Net Zero (B4NZ) is the UK Country Chapter of the UN-Convened Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA), which is one of the four main pillars of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).

Our focus is strategic policy alignment – by creating clarity on which areas of the net zero transition require policies which can optimise the contribution banks can make to the real economy, we enable both policymakers and banks to play their part in accelerating the transition to net zero.


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The Biodiversity Credit Alliance (BCA) exists to provide guidance for the establishment of a credible and scalable market that stands up to the scrutiny of multiple stakeholders. Key among them are Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities at the frontline of the biodiversity crisis. Through BCA Communities Advisory Panel, BCA is working together with the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to ensure strong foundations and principles exist and can be applied by all market participants going forward.

With support from United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), BCA was launched during the CBD COP 15 as a voluntary international alliance that brings together diverse stakeholders to support the realization of the GBF, in particular Targets 19(c) and (d), which “encourage the private sector to invest in biodiversity” utilizing, amongst others “biodiversity credits … with social safeguards.”

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The Capitals Coalition is a global collaboration redefining value to transform decision making. We sit at the heart of an extensive global network which has united to advance the capitals approach to decision-making. The Coalition provides an overview of the landscape, highlights connections, engages in outreach and facilitates expert advice within the capitals community. We ensure that different parts of the system are connected to one another and that leading organizations and experts are working collaboratively to achieve our shared ambition. By working with our many thousands of global partners we accelerate momentum, leverage success, connect powerful and engaged communities and identify the areas, projects and partnerships where we can collaboratively drive transformational change.


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For the past decade, Ecosystems Knowledge Network has played a unique role in the practical application of natural capital approaches throughout the UK. Its mission is to harness the good that the natural environment offers for wellbeing and prosperity. The Network achieves its goals through sharing innovation and resources as well as by fostering new collaboration.

Ecosystems Knowledge Network was initiated by HM Government. It now operates as an independent and impartial charitable organisation that serves professionals in the public, private, third and academic sectors throughout the UK. The Network, which is free to join, runs events that bring new together new mixes of professionals required for the effective restoration of land, water and nature. It also undertakes commissioned work as well as providing e-Learning and training.

The Network was one of the first organisations in the UK to foster dialogue between the financial services sector and environmental restoration experts in the UK. It hosts a year-round free-to-join Nature Finance Learning Group to support those who want to learn about the increased use of private money in the stewardship of land, water and nature.


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UKSIF exists to bring together the UK’s sustainable finance and investment community and support our members to expand, enhance and promote this key sector. Our work drives growth and new opportunities for our members as global leaders in the sustainable finance industry.

UKSIF represents a diverse range of financial services firms committed to these aims, and our 320+ members, managing over £19trn in assets under management (AUM), include investment managers, pension funds, banks, financial advisers, research providers, NGOs, among others.

UKSIF and our members have been hugely active in, and supportive of, efforts to promote the sustainable finance agenda and worked closely with policymakers and others to find new ways to overcome the barriers to the growth of sustainability and deliver progress towards decarbonisation of the economy.