Advancing ESG Through Collaboration and Partnership

Collaboration and cooperation are critical to advancing ESG investing.

We work in partnership with the most prominent and relevant industry groups and investment managers, and alongside important communities of economists, researchers, advocates, thought leaders, and change agents to magnify our impact worldwide. Our collaborations are vital to our mission and make us all stronger.


Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporation is an organization committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporation grants its “B Corp Certification” to corporate applicants who meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability in the balancing of profit with purpose.

By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

Some notable B Corporations include First Affirmative, Ben & Jerry’s, Eileen Fisher, Stonyfield, Cabot Creamery, and Hootsuite, among many others, and more companies are joining the ranks every day.

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US SIF – The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

US SIF is the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts.

US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations and nonprofit organizations.


Green America

Green America is a nonprofit organization that works to harness the economic power of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a just and environmentally sustainable society. The organization focuses on economic action – mobilizing people in economic roles – as consumers, investors, workers, and business leaders, empowering them to take personal and collective action. Its Green Business Network is the oldest and largest network of its kind in the U.S. and supports Green Festivals and the National Green Pages.



First Affirmative is a member of Ceres, a national network working to advance sustainability leadership. In collaboration with investors, companies, and capital market influencers, Ceres seeks to drive real solutions and take stronger action on the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.


The Carbon Disclosure Project

The CDP runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states, and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. The CDP has built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. Its network of investors and purchasers, representing more than $100 trillion, along with policymakers around the globe, use the CDP’s data and insights to make better-informed decisions.