United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. UNEP FI is the founding member of the Alliance and serves as its secretariat. Learn more:


Remco Fischer

Jesica Andrews

PRI works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of 2,300 investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. PRI is a founding member of the Alliance and serves as its secretariat. Learn




Strategic Advisors


WWF through its Finance Practice encourages greater investment in sustainable development and works with the finance sector to develop new ways of mobilizing resources for conserving and restoring nature. WWF is a strategic partner of the Alliance and a founding member of the Strategic and Scientific Body. Learn more…

Matthias Kopp

Founded by former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres, Global Optimism is a purpose driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change. Global Optimism exists to precipitate a transformation from pessimism to optimism as a method of creating social and environmental change. Global Optimism is a strategic partner of the Alliance. Learn more…

Sue Reid

Scientific Advisory Body


Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent, international research institute with National Member Organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The institute advances systems analysis and applies its research methods to identify policy solutions to reduce human footprints, enhance the resilience of natural and socioeconomic systems, and help achieve the sustainable development goals.

Albert Jaarsveld
Bas Rujiven

From natural science to social science, from risks to solutions, from planetary boundaries to global commons: PIK drives integrated research for global sustainability. Based on excellent research, PIK provides relevant scientific advice for policy decisions – for a secure and just future. Founded in 1992, PIK is part of the Leibniz Association and currently employs around 400 people.

Kai Lessmann

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. RMI works in the world’s most critical geographies and engages businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030.

Tamara George
Brian O’Hanlon

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is an independent research institute within the University of Technology Sydney. We conduct transdisciplinary, project-based research in line with our vision of creating positive change towards sustainable futures. ISF researchers bring together expertise in a wide range of areas including engineering, architecture, economics, science, social science, international studies and political studies, to deliver practical and holistic solutions to complex problems. Contact: Stuart White