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Aktia Asset Management is a Nordic boutique manager backed by Aktia Bank Plc, a Finnish financial services group with history dating back to 1826. The first mutual funds were launched in 1987, laying the foundation for the businesses’ investment philosophy. Aktia Asset Management has built a strong track record in its chosen areas of expertise, which are Emerging Market Debt and European Credit, receiving recognition both domestically and internationally. It has EUR 13.6 billion of AUM, a well-established institutional client base in Finland and a growing international presence. Aktia Asset Management builds a sustainable future through responsibility and impact across all asset classes. Aktia’s Responsible Investment Policy, Climate Strategy and dedicated ESG team guide all investment activities.
ALIA AG is the special purpose entity to prepare the application and raise the equity for a banking license in Austria to implement the first impact bank for the DACH region.
Impact first: ALIA will focus its whole business-model on providing a positive and transparent impact of its actions on people, environment and planet and therefor wants to steward the transformation of the financial industry into a sustainable economic system.
Impact price: With the scientific developed ALIA Impact-Evaluation, ALIA can measure and transfer impact into pricing. Positive Impact reduces the costs of loans to sustainable investments. Its activities exceed the numerous political initiatives to regulate a sustainable economy by far (Green Deal, Taxonomy Directive, CSRD, etc.) and combine long-term social and ecological success with long-term economic success.
Clean money for clean investments. Let’s give money a new direction for a better world. ALIA – The Bank for Change (in formation)
Alianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 600 investment professionals in over 20 offices worldwide and managing EUR 521 billion in assets. We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.
Anthos Fund & Asset Management was established almost 100 years ago. Their mission is to provide comprehensive values-based asset management and investment advisory services to select, like-minded clients. Values-based asset management is implemented across various asset classes, with the aim to generate financial outperformance as well as positive impact.
Apollo is a high-growth alternative asset manager. Our asset management business provides companies with innovative capital solutions and support to fund their growth and build stronger businesses. Our retirement services business, Athene, provides a suite of retirement savings products to help clients achieve financial security. Across all parts of our business, we invest alongside our clients and take a responsible, knowledgeable approach to drive positive outcomes. At Apollo, Expanding Opportunity is core to our values, and we are dedicated to creating opportunities for more companies, employees and communities to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund focused on making a transformational impact on the global aquaculture industry whilst delivering stable/above market returns to investors.
Supplying over 50% of all seafood produced for human consumption, the global aquaculture market is currently valued at $280 Billion, with the value expected to rise 32% by 2025.
The growth of aquaculture has come at a high environmental cost. We urgently need to ensure that sustainability principles accompany the expected growth in the sector. Aqua-Spark is building a large, synergistic demonstration portfolio of 50-60 companies across the value chain that solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges, proving their commercial viability and influencing the way this industry develops.
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $ 140bn managed or advised in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company manages funds on behalf of more than 1,400 clients through Private Equity (Secondaries & Primaries, Co-Investments, Buyout, Expansion, and Growth), Real Assets (Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Real Estate Debt) & Credit (Private Debt & NAV Financing).
asc impact is an independent owner-led firm that primarily manages sustainable investments in the agriculture and forestry sector.
In 2022 the asc impact forestry fund celebrated a successful first closing with a subscription volume of over € 25 million. The fund invests according to strict ESG criteria in a diversified portfolio of up to 20 sustainable forestry projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Due to the strongly growing demand for sustainably produced timber, the fund combines high return potential with measurable benefits for climate and local communities.
All projects are actively managed by the asc impact management team, which combines decades of experience in agriculture and forestry with dedicated expertise in venture capital, start-up and legal.
Blue Earth Capital AG is a global impact investment firm headquartered in Switzerland, with operations in New York, Konstanz, and London. Blue Earth Capital seeks to invest in businesses that address pressing environmental and social challenges, whilst aiming for market-rate financial returns. The firm was initiated in 2015 by Urs Wietlisbach, one of the founders of Partners Group, and is backed by the Ursimone Wietlisbach Foundation.
Clarity AI is a sustainability technology platform that uses machine learning and big data to deliver environmental and social insights to investors, organizations, and consumers. As of January 2023, Clarity AI’s platform analyzes more than 70,000 companies, 360,000 funds, 198 countries, and 199 local governments – the broadest data coverage in the market with up to 13x more than other leading players. Clarity AI delivers data and analytics for investing, corporate research, benchmarking, consumer ecommerce, and reporting. Clarity AI has offices in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and its client network manages tens of trillions in assets.
Community Investment Management
Community Investment Management (“CIM”) is a global institutional impact investment manager that provides strategic debt funding to scale Fintech innovation and expand access to capital in traditionally underserved communities in the U.S. and emerging markets. Since 2014, CIM has partnered with 25 innovative digital lenders to provide over $2 billion in debt financing to 500,000 unique small businesses and individual borrowers.
Convero matches your private market opportunity with suitable investors.
- We provide emerging and selectively established managers with fundraising support
- We advise on complex secondary market transactions.
- We lead tailored debt & equity capital raises for your company.
Founded in 2018, Convero AG brings a combination of experience and a network of relationships gained both as investors – and sellers – of private market opportunities to provide solutions and advice tailored to your needs. To date, we’ve raised more than USD 3.0 billion from institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance groups, asset managers and family offices. Our experience spans the entire lifecycle of funds, as well as secondary and direct opportunities: from conception to strategic positioning, structuring, investor identification, and fundraising to closing. We understand how to navigate challenges to be successful in today’s private markets.
Ekiti State is in southwestern Nigeria, with the capital located at Ado-Ekiti. The State’s population, according to 2016 Census, is 3,270,798.
Agriculture is the main occupation of Ekiti people, providing income and employment for over 75% of the populace.
The State’s agricultural produce includes cash crops such as cocoa, oil palm, kolanut, plantain, bananas, cashew, citrus and timber; and food crops such as rice, yam, cassava, maize and cowpea.
Ekiti offers serenity and a wide variety of tourist attractions such as extended rivers, unique wildlife, vast tracks of unspoiled nature ranging from tropical forest, magnificent waterfalls, conducive hilltop holidaying climates, spectacular warm and cold-water springs oozing out and touching, yet retaining their thermal characteristics.
The State is currently transitioning to Green Economy towards net zero through agroforestry, climate-smart agriculture, circular economy, and trade facilitation, focusing on utilizing long-term investment as a means to achieve social-economic and environmental development, and the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
EthiFinance is an innovative European rating, research and advisory group serving sustainable finance and sustainable development. The Group provides investors, companies and organisations with solutions to the challenges of financing as well as environmental and societal transformation. Created in 2017, the Group is the result of the merger between Spread Research and EthiFinance, French financial and nonfinancial rating agencies both founded in 2004. EthiFinance provides its services to a wide range of leading international clients under the brands Spread Research (independent credit research), EthiFinance Ratings (credit rating agency), EthiFinance Analytics (Risk Modelling), and EthiFinance (nonfinancial rating and advisory agency). More specifically, EthiFinance provides all company stakeholders (in particular investors) with high- quality financial and ESG analysis, to assess their contribution to sustainable economic, financial and social development.
In 2023, EthiFinance acquired Imug Rating, a German pioneer in sustainable research We have more than 100 employees at your service, split between Granada, Hanover , Lyon, Madrid and Paris. More than 300 clients spread across Europe, including SMEs, mid-size companies and large corporations, as well as investors (management companies and institutional investors) and local authorities.
Finance in motion
Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in emerging markets and developing economies. The company structures, manages, and advises impact investment funds that bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.
Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of EUR 7.0 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Finance in Motion also manages technical assistance facilities to supplement these investments, providing support to investees, fostering responsible finance, and maximizing impact.
Through its 16 locally staffed offices that manage activities across more than 35 countries, Finance in Motion leverages its regional expertise and market proximity to help partners develop their businesses and demonstrate that sustainable and financial returns can go hand-in-hand.
Finreon was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and is today an established and competent partner when it comes to innovative investment concepts in the field of asset management and investment advisory. Based on client needs and many years of practical experience, the latest scientific findings in financial market theory are translated into innovative solutions. The team consists of doctoral students and graduates from the University of St.Gallen, the ETH Zurich and other universities, many of whom are also active in research themselves, thus ensuring a continuous knowledge transfer. As a think tank, Finreon focuses
Fürstlich Castell’sche Bank
Fürstlich Castell’sche Bank, founded in 1774, is an independent, family-owned private bank. Thanks to consistent customer orientation, a value-based approach and short decision- making paths, we create value for our customers – honestly, respectfully and with an eye to the future. Sustainable, i. e. ecologically and socially responsible, action has been a reality in the business operations of our owners, the Princes of Castell-Castell and Castell- Rüdenhausen, for generations.
The financial solutions and advice provided by Fürstlich Castell’sche Bank are tailored to the individual needs of our customers. Our claim: Make banking personal, simple and responsible. We provide transparent, eye-to-eye advice on financial issues so that our customers can devote themselves to their wealth issues in a well-founded and self- determined manner. Innovative products and a selected network of experts are available for this purpose.
The bank employs 197 people (as of December 31, 2022) and has locations in Würzburg, Nürnberg, München, Ulm, Frankfurt, Heilbronn and Bamberg.
Indefi, with headquarters in Paris and New York, is a leading strategy advisor for the global investment management business.
Established in 2007, Indefi helps asset managers shape their business strategies and build a sustainable competitive advantage. The firm’s expertise spans public and private markets, including infrastructure, private credit and equity, and real estate.
A PRI signatory, Indefi also advises asset managers in developing and implementing differentiated ESG strategies.
Impax New Energy
Impax is a specialist asset manager investing in the opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. Impax believes that capital markets will be shaped profoundly by global sustainability challenges, including climate change, pollution and essential investments in human capital, infrastructure and resource efficiency. These trends will drive growth for well-positioned companies and create risks for those unable or unwilling to adapt. The company seeks to invest in higher quality companies with strong business models that demonstrate sound management of risk. Impax offers a well-rounded suite of investment solutions spanning multiple asset classes seeking superior risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long term.
Invest in Visions
Invest in Visions is the German pioneer in impact investments and microfinance. Founded in 2006 by Edda Schröder, the asset manager oversees assets worth EUR 1.05 billion in mutual and funds (as of November, 20 2022).
The impact asset manager provides institutional and private investors with access to investments that offer social returns in addition to financial returns and have a positive impact on society and the environment.
In 2011, Invest in Visions reached an important milestone by initiating the first public microfinance fund in Germany that is also open to retail investors. In addition to microfinance, the financial services provider is also involved in the areas of renewable energies (decentralized projects) and the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises.
ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, helps investors develop and integrate responsible investing policies and practices, engage on responsible investment issues, and monitor portfolio company practices through a suite of industry-leading solutions. It also provides climate data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, ESG solutions cover corporate and country ESG research and ratings enabling its clients to identify material social and environmental risks and opportunities. For more information, please visit us at: www.iss-esg.com
KEPLER-FONDS KAG is the fourth biggest asset management company in Austria and is located in Linz. As of December 2022, we manage over 17 bn euros.
We offer 20 years of experience in fund management as well as in sustainable investing and are committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients.
KEPLER-FONDS employs specialists whose competences encompass sustainable investments, a defensive orientated equity strategy, the use of premium bonds with reduced liquidity and dynamic asset allocation.
We are highly customer orientated and offer an advanced level of transparency including direct contact with our portfolio managers.
KEPLER-FONDS has signed the UN PRI in 2014 and consistently works to advance sustainable investing.
We have been awarded with numerous awards, which highlight our top
KPMG is an organization of independent member firms with more than 265,000 employees in 143 countries and territories.
In Germany too, KPMG is one of the leading auditing and advisory firms and has over 13,100 employees at 26 locations. Our services are divided into the following functions: Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory. Our Audit services are focused on the auditing of consolidated and annual financial statements. The Tax function incorporates the tax advisory services provided by KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on business, regulatory and transaction-related issues is brought together within our Consulting and Deal Advisory functions.
We have established teams of interdisciplinary specialists for key industries of the economy. These pool the experience of our experts around the world and further enhance the quality of our advisory services.
LBBW Asset Management
LBBW Asset Management Investmentgesellschaft mbH (LBBW AM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and acts as a center of competence for asset management within the LBBW Group. Its main business areas are the management of special funds for institutional investors, direct investment mandates for insurance companies and pension funds, and retail funds for institutional and private investors. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the company managed a total volume of 78.5 billion euros, of which 8.5 billion euros in mutual funds and 53.7 billion euros in special funds, as well as 16.3 billion euros in direct investment management for insurance companies. Our core competencies lie in the areas of European equities with in particular value-oriented investment approaches, European interest rate products, absolute return strategies, value protection concepts, commodity management and sustainability solutions.
With many years of experience and expertise, we are a professional partner for special fund solutions for pension funds, insurance companies, savings banks and banks, companies, public institutions, asset managers, foundations, church institutions and family offices. In addition, LBBW AM is one of the leading insurance-independent managers of direct portfolio investments.
LGT Capital Partners
LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 85 billion in assets under management and more than 600 institutional clients in 43 countries. An international team of over 700 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives, and multi-asset class solutions. Since 2003, LGT Capital Partners has been encouraging the integration of ESG in its offering and its promotion in the financial industry. In 2008, the Firm was one of the first signatories of the UN PRI. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the Firm has offices in San Francisco, New York, Dublin, London, Paris, Vaduz, Frankfurt am Main, Luxembourg, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney.
Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management is the asset management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation, a global financial institution that has protected investor assets since 1887. With leading capabilities in public and private markets, we partner with institutions to understand their needs and create tailored solutions to help meet them. Our focused teams are led by industry veterans with decades of experience managing their strategies on behalf of investors—an approach that’s led to a culture of investment excellence and highly differentiated strategies across asset classes. We’re committed to investing responsibly; we develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets. As of 31/12/2022, our 650+ investment professionals working in 19 geographies, manage €698B in AUM and administration.
MetLife Investment Management
MetLife Investment Management serves institutional investors around the world by combining a sustainable investing approach with extensive and long-established asset class expertise across Public Fixed Income, Private Credit, Infrastructure Debt and Real Estate assets. We aim to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns by building sustainable, tailored portfolio solutions. We work closely with our clients and their partners ensuring that we listen first, strategise second, and collaborate constantly to meet clients’ long-term investment objectives in a sustainable manner. Leveraging the broader resources and 150-year history of MetLife provides us with extensive expertise in skilfully navigating markets. As of 31 December 2022, we managed $579.8bn in assets. We are institutional, but far from typical.
Mikro Kapital Management
Founded in 2008, MIKRO KAPITAL is focused on impact finance and microfinance. MIKRO KAPITAL operates primarily through two Luxembourg based securitization funds MIKRO FUND and ALTERNATIVE. Both securitization funds assume risks connected to a portfolio of companies and micro finance institutions, providing various financing services to small businesses and individual entrepreneurs in emerging countries of EMEA and APAC regions. MIKRO FUND and ALTERNATIVE provide investment opportunities to institutional and professional investors through issuance of debt securities (total assets – over EUR 1.6 billion as of 30 September 2022). MIKRO KAPITAL is part of the European Microfinance Network, signatory of OPIM (Operating Principles for Impact Management) and have partnerships and adhesions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the National Institute of Italian Microcredit (ENM), as well as collaborations with important international investors such as European Investment Fund.
In a rapidly changing business environment, market participants face increasingly complex and interconnected risks, including those arising from Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and climate factors.
As a global integrated risk assessment firm, provides trusted perspectives that inform a clear and holistic understanding of risk, embedding ESG and climate considerations into our analytics, workflow solutions and research, and increasing transparency on how ESG factors affect credit ratings.
Combining our long-standing track record in risk analysis with our deep domain expertise, Moody’s rigorous ESG and climate capabilities help customers address evolving business needs and make better decisions.
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools and services for investors globally. The company’s offerings include equity, fixed income, and multi- asset class indexes, as well as portfolio analytics, risk management tools, and ESG & Climate Solutions.
MSCI’s solutions are widely used by institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, and asset managers, to benchmark the performance of their investments and to inform their asset allocation decisions.
Headquartered in New York, MSCI has a global presence with offices in major financial centers around the world. The company serves clients in over 80 countries and its products and services are used by some of the world’s largest investors.
MSCI has a strong commitment to sustainability and is a leader in providing ESG (environmental, social, and governance) indexes and analytics to help investors incorporate ESG considerations into their investment decision-making. The company has also been recognized for its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
NIXDORF Kapital AG represents the tradition for sustainability in all NIXDORF companies, in which one of the special mittelständischen (medium-sized) company histories was written well into the 1980s. For the most part out of its own social responsibility, the name NIXDORF stood and still stands for medium-sized companies from the region, for the region and above all, for their own employees. For more information, please follow the link to www.nixdorf-kapital.de
ONE group solutions provides next generation fund management solutions delivered by a hand-picked team of senior industry experts and supported by NextGen technology. We provide third-party Management Company, Corporate Secretary, Regulatory and Compliance Consulting, and Governance Technology solutions. As one of the few privately-owned businesses in our sector, we focus on tailored Fund Governance solutions. Our team of over 70 passionate professionals in Luxembourg, London, Dublin and Zurich service some 150 leading and boutique asset managers from around the globe and across all asset classes.
Ocean 14 Capital
Ocean 14 Capital is an impact investment firm that invests in growth companies and technologies in the Blue Economy that offer both environmental gains for our oceans and competitive financial gains for our investors.
Preqin, the Home of Alternatives™, empowers financial professionals who invest in or allocate to alternatives with essential data and insight to make confident decisions. It supports them throughout the entire investment lifecycle with critical information and leading analytics solutions. The company has pioneered rigorous methods of collecting private data for almost 20 years, enabling more than 200,000 professionals globally to streamline how they raise capital, source deals and investments, understand performance, and stay informed.
Taaleri Energia is a renewable energy developer and fund manager. With 45 professionals, it has one of the largest and most capable dedicated renewables investment teams in Europe. The team is currently raising its sixth renewable energy fund, the Taaleri SolarWind III fund, and has 4.9 GW portfolio of development, under construction, and operational wind, solar and battery energy storage assets in Europe, the US, and the Middle East.
Taaleri Energia is ranked by Preqin as one of the most consistent top performing infrastructure fund managers. Taaleri Energia is part of the Taaleri Group, which is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.
The SolarWind III Fund’s investment strategy will be to acquire, develop, contract, construct, operate and exit a portfolio of utility scale onshore wind farms, photovoltaic solar parks and battery energy storage assets across the Fund’s target markets – the Nordics & Baltics, Poland, Southeast Europe, Iberia, and Texas. The Fund will target a return of 10% net IRR, over its 10-year term, and a first close is expected in Q2 2023.
The Taaleri SolarWind III Fund will be classified as an Article 9 “Dark Green” Fund, the highest sustainability category under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The SolarWind III Fund’s investments will have significant and sustainable positive impacts in the countries and local communities where they are constructed. The renewable energy power and storage plants that the Fund will develop and build will offset millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions, reduce air pollution, improve grid infrastructure, create local employment, generate local and state tax revenues and increase energy security.
The Fund will be seeded with a portfolio of 25-35 development projects which are being acquired using the EUR 44 million in development financing that Taaleri Energia secured in 2021.
Sustainable Land Management
Founded in 2009, SLM Partners is a specialist Real Assets manager investing in regenerative agriculture and forestry. Our mission is to use capital to scale up sustainable land management practices. We manage a total of US$435 million, in funds and separate accounts. We work with institutions, family offices and other long-term investors who want to achieve sustainable financial returns alongside positive environmental impacts. We believe that regenerative land management can deliver superior risk-adjusted returns for investors, while generating positive environmental impacts on soil health, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, water quality and climate resilience. We invest in land systems across three continents, including holistic planned grazing land for cattle beef production in Australia, continuous cover forestry in Europe, organic farming in the US and regenerative permanent crops in Iberia.
ThomasLloyd is an impact investment solutions provider, advisor and asset manager. Founded in
2003 and headquartered in Zurich, ThomasLloyd is a pure play impact investor and aims to apply a
robust, socially and environmentally responsible investment approach that is geared towards
reducing carbon emissions and improving economic prospects, while reducing investment risk through diversification across countries, sectors and technologies. Over the last decade,
ThomasLloyd has deployed over US$1 billion across 16 projects in renewable energy power
generation, transmission, and sustainable fuel production with a total capacity in excess of 700 MW.
As of 30 September 2022, ThomasLloyd has raised over USD 1.6 billion of aggregate capital in
sustainable infrastructure and manages a wide range of investment solutions for private and
institutional investors around the world.
TOBAM is an asset management company offering innovative investment capabilities designed to maximize diversification. TOBAM’s Maximum Diversification ® approach, supported by original, patented research and a mathematical definition of diversification, provides clients with diversified core exposure, in equity and fixed income markets.
In line with its mission statement and commitment to diversification, TOBAM built a separate research and portfolio management activity on digital assets and DeFi in 2016.
TOBAM manages close to USD 6 billion (as of 31 December 2022). Its team includes 47 finance professionals based in Paris, Dublin, Luxembourg and New York. For more information, visit www.tobam.fr
Trill Impact is a pioneering Impact House with around EUR 1.2 billion in assets under management across its investment strategies, Impact Private Equity, Impact Ventures and Microfinance, with a team of around 50 experienced professionals based in the Nordics, Germany, Luxembourg and USA.
Trill Impact aims to become a force for positive change through impact private investments, delivering Real Returns and Lasting Impact for the benefit of investors, businesses and society at large – encouraging others to follow.
During the last three years, we have invested into thirteen platform companies along three themes: 1) Sustainable Planet, 2) Healthy people, and 3) Resilient Society. We actively pursue to increase the impact generated through our portfolio companies by setting clear impact targets for our management teams and supporting them in achieving these targets.
Universal Investment Group is one of Europe’s leading fund service platforms and Super ManCos, with around EUR 950 billion in assets under administration, more than 2,000 mutual and special fund mandates and a workforce of more than 1,600 at locations in Frankfurt am Main, Luxembourg, Dublin, London, Paris and Krakow. Founded in 1968, the company is an independent platform for asset managers as well as institutional investors offering structuring and administration solutions as well as risk management for Securities, Real Estate and Alternative Investments. The companies EFA, UI labs, UI Enlyte and CAPinside complement the group’s innovative service offering. Universal Investment is a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. (as per 30 November 2022)