Zurich, 30 September 2021 – ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, today announces it has become a member of the Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable (FIR), the French association established in 2001. The FIR is a multi-stakeholder association whose corporate purpose is to promote and develop responsible investment and its best practices by bringing together investors, fund managers, specialists in social and environmental analysis, consultants as well as unions, NGOs and academics.
Sustainability has been at the heart of ThomasLloyd’s philosophy since its inception and has established a long-track record of looking beyond simply generating risk and return but also generating a positive long-lasting impact.
Since 2013, the firm has been measuring and reporting on the impact of its investments creating an empirical database showing the positive impact of their investments in sustainable energy infrastructure in high growth and emerging markets in Asia. This captures metrics including employment data, gender ratio, health and safety data, security of electricity supply data and environmental statistics and information such as CO2 offset, GHG emissions, biodiversity information and details on water usage.
Michael Sieg, Chief Executive Officer of ThomasLloyd Group commented: “We are delighted to become a member of the Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable. As an investor specializing in sustainable finance and impact investing, we wholeheartedly support the vision of the entire EUROSIF group which aims to promote responsible investments at scale. France occupies a pioneering role in the process of mobilizing and promoting impact investing with organizations such as the FIR playing a critical role in bringing together industry participants and providing a platform for them to share best practice and find solutions on global issues that affect us all such as CO2 emissions and global warming.
At ThomasLloyd, we believe that the impact of our investments must have a positive effect on our communities, on the climate and for our investors. And to that end, we very much look forward to contributing to advancing the sustainability agenda and drive positive change together with FIR and other members.”
In alignment with the long-term views of investors, earlier this year ThomasLloyd confirmed the 100% alignment of its current and future product portfolio with Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), showcasing its commitment to promoting genuine impact while ensuring financial returns.
ThomasLloyd is also a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI), supports various initiatives for sustainable investment such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Global Compact, the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) and the Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Task Force (TCFD), and Swiss Sustainable Finance.