Investors, capital markets and the wider finance community

A4S and capital markets

A4S works with investors, capital markets and the wider finance community to influence the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision making along the whole investment chain. Activities with this community include:


Asset Owner Network

A4S is developing a network which aims to engage Asset Owners on the benefits of long term investment and will provide a space for members to discuss any challenges they are facing, as well as to explore best practice.


Investor roundtables

A4S run an investor roundtable programme during our Summits to accelerate awareness and action by actors from each part of the investment chain.


Debt Finance

The A4S CFO Leadership Network is working on a project to explore steps to integrate sustainability considerations into debt financing activities.
This follows on from the Enhancing Investor Engagement project which focused on equity.

 

Pension fund consultants

Through a series of events, A4S convened pension fund chairs and their consultants to increase the quality of advice provided in relation to environmental and social risk and opportunity.

 

The role of investors, capital markets and the wider finance community

Mobilizing finance is the key to unlocking action on sustainability across the world.

Companies and Governments are increasingly recognizing that sustainable economic performance relies on an understanding of the interdependency between financial, social and environmental factors. Evidence shows sustainability and shareholder value go hand-in-hand by creating more resilient business models.

 

How investors, capital markets and the wider finance community can get involved

There are many ways for investors, capital markets and the wider finance community to get involved in shaping the future of finance, first steps include:

  • Take actions suggested in Enhancing Investor Engagement guidance
  • Contributing to CFO Leadership Network debt finance project and other A4S investor work streams
  • As a pension fund trustee or other liaise with A4S on joining the Asset Owner Network
  • Attend investor roundtables at A4S Summit