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Global Sustainable Investement Alliance

About the contributing GSIA members European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) Eurosif is the leading European membership association whose mission is to develop sustainability through European financial markets. It was founded in 2001 and works as a non- for-profit partnership of eight Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs) with the support and involvement of Member Affiliates. The national SIF members of Eurosif are based in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Affiliation to Eurosif is open to organisations with a commitment to sustainable investing at a European level and its Member Affiliates include a range of stakeholders covering the value chain of the sustainable investment industry, from institutional investors and asset managers to financial services providers, ESG analysis firms and NGOs. Eurosif mainly focuses on advocacy work at the European level, on the promotion of the European SRI Transparency Code and on research around market practices and their evolution. www.eurosif.org US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment US SIF – formerly the Social Investment Forum (SIF) – is the U.S. membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Its vision is a world in which investment capital helps build a sustainable and equitable economy. US SIF’s members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, banks, credit unions, community development organizations, non-profit associations, and pension funds, foundations and other asset owners. US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501c3 organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including the 2012 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States. Both organizations have staff in Washington, DC and a 17 member board. www.ussif.org Global Sustainable Investment Review 2012 38


Global Sustainable Investement Alliance
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