The Launching Investor Group includes AXA Investment Managers, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Church Commissioners for England, Domini Impact Investments, Federated Hermes Limited, Karner Blue Capital, Robeco, Storebrand Asset Management, and Christian Brothers Investment Services.

Investors interested in participating in Nature Action 100 are encouraged to join and can request more information here.

The Secretariat is co-led by Ceres and Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). The Secretariat is responsible for administration, communications, fundraising, reporting and evaluation, and finance.

The Corporate Engagement Working Group is co-led by Ceres and IIGCC and is responsible for coordinating and supporting investor engagements with companies.

The Technical Advisory Group is co-led by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation and Planet Tracker and is responsible for developing science-based investor guidance and tools to inform the initiative’s work and support investor engagements with companies.

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

Rebecca Woods

RI Analyst

Church Commissioners for England

Joe Horrocks-Taylor

Biodiversity Lead

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



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.


IIGCC brings the investment community together to work towards a net zero and climate-resilient future. We create change the world needs by unlocking investor action on climate change. Our work supports investors in generating returns for clients and beneficiaries, which in turn provides financial wellbeing for future generations. We work with our members to address climate risk and ensure they are well positioned to make the most of investment opportunities offered by climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, ensuring that their investments contribute towards a better world for us all to live in. Our team supports investors to create practical solutions that can make a real difference in tackling climate change – providing guidance and support on investment practices, policies and corporate behaviours that have real impact and deliver change that the world needs. For more information visit 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.