ESG Institutions

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There are currently 7 relevant ESG institutions in this directory beginning with the letter I.
IEHN - Investor Environmental Health Network
This network of investment managers, advised by nongovernmental organizations, encourages companies to adopt policies to reduce and eliminate toxic chemicals in their products. [Source: First Affirmative Financial Network]

IIGCC - Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
A forum for collaboration on climate change for investors. IIGCC provides investors with a collaborative platform to encourage public policies, investment practices, and corporate behaviour that address long-term risks and opportunities associated with climate change. [Source: Swiss Sustainable Finance]

IIRC - International Integrated Reporting Council
An international cross section of leaders from the corporate, investment, accounting, securities, regulatory, academic and standard-setting sectors and civil society. Promotes communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting. [Source: Global Affairs Associates]

ILO - International Labour Organization
A United Nations agency that sets international labour standards and promotes social protection and work opportunities for all. ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States to set labour standards, develop policies, and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men. [Source: Global Affairs Associates]

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)
An investor-led organization of governance professionals, ICGN’s mission is to inspire and promote effective standards of corporate governance to advance efficient markets and economies worldwide. [Source: Schroders]

Investor Network on Climate Risk
Launched by Ceres, this network includes institutional investors, religious and labor funds, asset managers and socially responsible investment funds. Members actively engage with companies in their portfolios on climate and sustainability issues and advocate for strong climate and energy policies. [Source: First Affirmative Financial Network]

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The IPCC was established jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization in 1988. The purpose of the IPCC is to assess information related to all significant components of the issue of climate change by drawing upon hundreds of the world’s expert scientists as authors and thousands more as expert reviewers. IPCC releases periodic assessments of the scientific underpinnings for understanding global climate change and its consequences. The IPCC is looked to as the official advisory body to the world’s governments on the state of the science on climate change. [Source: Global Affairs Associates]


  1. Allianz Global Investors, ESG Glossary, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  2. First Affirmative Financial Network, Glossary of Responsible Investing Terms, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  3. Global Affairs Associates, ESG Glossary, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  4. Invesco Ltd., Glossary: Understanding ESG jargon, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  5. Nuveen, LLC., Glossary: Responsible investing, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  6. Schroders Investment Management North America Inc., Understanding sustainable investment and ESG investment terms, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  7. Stanford Graduate School of Business, Corporate Governance Research Initiative, Retrieved: September 12,2020
  8. Swiss Sustainable Finance, Glossary, Retrieved: September 12,2020

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