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Sitra

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Attended events, used provided resourses

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Attended events, acted as public spokesperson for the initiative and participated investor survey.

 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Use of resources

 

 

 

          FINSIF
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Sitra's employee is a member of the board of directors. Sitra organised events in co-operation with Finsif.

          Climate Leadership Coalition
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC)  is a network of companies, research organizations and cities who strive to be among the leaders of their respective fields in terms of climate ambition.

Aim is to make a significant positive climate impact through business solutions. Protecting the climate can and should be an economic stimulus. Early adapters can benefit and become more profitable. CLC makes proposals for governments and other stakeholders to speed up the green transition by harnessing the market economy and attracting investments.

CLC helps its members become even stronger climate leaders by identifying and introducing the best global company practices, policy approaches and strategies and actively participating in climate policy development on a Nordic, EU and Global level.  CLC has 64 organisational members and 23 personal members. Members employ more than 400 000 people and represent over 50 % of the market cap of the OMX Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

CLC works actively with international partners. CLC is an observer in UNFCCC climate conferences, a partner of the We Mean Business Coalition, and a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and Climate KIC.

Sitra is an active member of CLC 

 

          Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, GSG
National Advisory Board
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

GSG: Sitra had main responsibility in representing Finland in the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

National Advisory Board for Impact Investment: Sitra originally formed National Streering Group and has been responsible for organizing meetings and supporting it's functions.

          FVCA http://www.fvca.fi/
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Co-organized and funded impact investment survey, attended events, participated in a investor survey, member in research work group

          World Circular Economy Forum
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is a global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. It brings together more than 2,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. The WCEF examines how businesses can seize new opportunities, gain a competitive advantage through circular economy solutions and how the circular economy contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The first forum was organised in Helsinki, Finland in June 2017 with 1,600 participants from nearly 100 countries. In 2018, Sitra brought the concept to Yokohama, Japan where more than 1,100 circular economy experts discussed what we need to do to create a true circular economy by 2050. The World Circular Economy Forum 2019  built on the events of 2017 and 2018. The WCEF2017 identified key elements of a circular economy and showcased solutions and learnings from around the world. The WCEF2018 painted visions of a circular future to strive towards and encouraged the world’s leading economies to set out on this path. The WCEF2019 had a strong emphasis on scaling up the circular economy transition. Over 2,200 participants attended the WCEF2019 in Helsinki.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Expert presentations for pension funds and investment managers and to policymakers. 

Many discussions with Sitra´s fund managers conserning their responsible investing practices and processes.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Sitra supported Master's thesis "Impact investing in private equity" by Annemari Kirppu https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/39847 
and funded her article about key findings https://paaomasijoittajat.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190906_Impact_investing_in_private_equity_FINAL-1.pdf.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Provided ESG survey data for an university student to be further analyzed and used for a master´s thesis. Supported this master´s thesis work. An article was published on Sitra´s website conserning the ESG survey and the master´s thesis work. https://www.sitra.fi/en/articles/sitras-esg-survey-finds-responsible-investing-is-an-established-part-of-funds-activities/
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Expert presentations in various events to promote responsible investment.

At the core of Sitra´s strategy is a vision of a fair and sustainable future, in other words, the next era of well-being. Sitra´s role in Finland is to bring together partners from different sectors and the goal is to make Finland succeed as a pioneer of sustainable well-being. This is linking our work in many ways also to finance and investing community in Finland. Sitra publishes many reports during the year and these events with publications and discussions are popular.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Published several reports 

"Technical report: How to implement a larger environmental tax reform in Finland?" This research analyses the potential tax instruments that could be used in Finland to support emission cuts and the circular economy.

"Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities" report. This report presents the emission reduction potential of 14 selected solutions. The study highlights the costs, savings and co-benefits of implementing the solutions as well as makes policy recommendations for capturing the potential. 
The project was carried out by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, together with its partners CICERO, CONCITO, Stockholm Environment Institute, Institute of Sustainability Studies at the University of Iceland and C40 Cities. The project is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Prime Ministers’ Initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges.

"The role of the EU ETS in increasing EU climate ambition" report. What are the implications of the 1.5 degree warming target for the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)? A study commissioned by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra analyses how the EU ETS could be aligned with the Paris Agreement targets.

"Industrial Transformation 2050 - Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions from EU Heavy Industry" report. This study explores multiple ways to achieve net-zero emissions from EU steel, plastics, ammonia and cement production while keeping that production in the EU.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Discussions with asset managers
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Encouraged and supported media to write on responsible investment and investments´climate impacts, provided background materials and quotes for media articles. Wrote articles about impact investment.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Board member of Finland´s Sustainable Investing Forum (Finsif)
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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