Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies and nonprofits, we inspire action and drive equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.


The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is the European membership body for investor collaboration on climate change and the voice of investors taking action for a prosperous, low-carbon future. IIGCC has around 400 members, mainly pension funds and asset managers, across more than 20 countries, with over €65 trillion in assets under management. Our mission is to support and enable climate action within the investment community, driving significant and real progress towards a climate resilient future. This will be achieved through capital allocation decisions, stewardship and successful engagement with companies, policy makers and fellow investors. IIGCC works to support and help define the public policies, investment practices and corporate behaviours that address the long term risks and opportunities associated with climate change and biodiversity loss.  and @iigccnews

Finance for Biodiversity Foundation

Finance for Biodiversity Foundation is a financial institutions network that started with 26 financial institutions signing the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge in 2020. We are now represented by over 100 financial institutions and host several working groups on engagement with companies, impact assessment, public policy and target setting with the goal to exchange knowledge and set up collaborative action on reversing nature loss this decade.

Planet Tracker

Planet Tracker is a non-profit financial think tank producing analytics and reports to align capital markets with planetary boundaries. Our mission is to create significant and irreversible transformation of global financial activities by 2030. By informing, enabling and mobilising the transformative power of capital markets we aim to deliver a financial system that is fully aligned with a net-zero, nature-positive economy. Planet Tracker proactively engages with financial institutions to drive change in their investment strategies. We ensure they know exactly what risk is built into their investments and identify opportunities from funding the systems transformations we advocate.

Launching Investor Group

Liudmila Strakodonskaya

ESG Analyst

AXA Investment Managers

Adam Kanzer

Head of Stewardship - Americas

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Julie Tanner

Managing Director

Christian Brothers Investment Services

Bess Joffe

Head of Responsible Investment

Church Commissioners for England

Harry Ashman

Vice President, Responsible Investment

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Mary Beth Gallagher

Director of Engagement

Domini Impact Investments

Sonya Likhtman

Engagement and Stewardship Manager

Federated Hermes Limited

Andrew Niebler

Executive Vice President

Karner Blue Capital

Peter van der Werf

Senior Manager Engagement, Executive Director


Emine Isciel

Head of Climate and Environment

Storebrand Asset Management

Kelly Hirsch

Head of ESG

Vancity Investment Management