Partnerships and Affiliations

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility


  • Established in 1971, ICCR utilizes shareholder voices for corporate action on social, environmental and governance issues
  • Firm believers that responsible and sustainable business practices, and strong corporate ethics are in the long term interest of both companies and their investors
  • They bring together investors across the world to join in collective action towards some of our world’s most pressing issues




Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR)


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  • A collective action platform for responsible investment that is grounded in respect for people’s fundamental rights

  • Membership includes over 160 institutional investors, including asset management firms, trade union funds, public pension funds , foundations, endowments, faith-based organizations, and family funds representing around $4 trillion in assets worldwide.
  • Provides institutional investors a platform to increase their collective impact addressing human rights risks connected with business practices.




B Corporation


  • Network of businesses balancing purpose and profit and driving a global movement to use business and force for good.
  • These businesses meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability
  • Read more about them in their declaration of independence here.
  • Nia is one of the highest ranking B-Corps in the financial services industry.




NRDC


  • NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. Today's leadership team and board of trustees makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.
  • The NRDC is engaged in advocacy, business, litigation, partnerships, and science to target their focus areas of climate change, energy, food, health, oceans, water, and the wild.




Divest from the War Machine


  • The Divest from the War Machine Campaign encourages individual investors and our nation’s financial institutions to take action to reduce violent global conflicts and slow the hyper-militarization of our world by divesting from the U.S. War Machine.
  • Divestment from the War Machine means divesting (removing invested assets) from companies that derive their profits from U.S. military interventions, the global arms trade, and the militarization of our streets.
  • They are demanding that our universities, religious organizations, individual investors, retirement funds, mutual funds, and other financial institutions in the United States stop making a killing on killing.




Pro-Choice America


  • For over 50 years, NARAL has led the fight for reproductive freedom, including the right to access abortion. NARAL is powered by our 2.5 million members in every state and congressional district. Their mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.




Opportunity Collaboration


  • The Opportunity Collaboration is a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice. We annually convene a 4-day collaborative summit that is uniquely designed to help you forge alliances and advance your organization’s social impact initiatives.
  • Women Leaders for the World: A fellowship for leaders solving some of the most intractable problems in the world in nonprofits, social entrepreneurship, media, politics/government and business.




The Mosaic Project


  • The Mosaic Consulting Project’s trainings in diversity and inclusion, team building, and effective communication will enable your company to:
    • expand your capacity to work across lines of difference.
    • cultivate more collaborative and inclusive teams.
    • increase employee engagement.
  • Using lively, thought-provoking activities and techniques, we design the optimal program for your group. You will leave each training with a set of tools and resources to meet challenges specific to your organization.




Gender Equity Now


  • The GEN Certification is the national gold standard for gender equity in the U.S. workplace. Businesses that are GEN Certified meet standards of excellence across five tenets of workplace culture. A composite assessment of employee experience and employer policies provides a data-driven standard of equity-centered work environments. The GEN Certification rewards business leaders who go beyond talk to meaningful action.




How Women Lead


  • On a mission to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020 while simultaneously redefining good corporate governance and gender diversity standards, and creating a cultural imperative for corporate action.




2020 Women on Boards


  • Network of businesses balancing purpose and profit and driving a global movement to use business and force for good.
  • These businesses meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability
  • Read more about them in their declaration of independence here.
  • Nia is one of the highest ranking B-Corps in the financial services industry.




100 Women in Finance


  • Brings together women in finance and alternative investment empowering them to achieve their professional potential through education, peer engagement and Impact
  • Compiled of 15,000 members, 100WF acts as a resource for women in the financial industry.




High Water Women


  • High Water Women believes in the economic empowerment of women and youth.
  • Their core programs are focused on providing financial literacy training and supporting women and their children through their annual backpack and holiday gift drives.
  • They also pioneer conversations around impact investing, and have worked globally in support of microfinance organizations. With a primary focus on women, our networks are diverse and everyone is welcome.




California League of Conservation Voters


  • The CA League of Conservation Voters aims to be CA’s voice for bold climate action by electing and cultivating environmental champions, turning election victories into policy wins, holding our lawmakers accountable, and building political power to transform our political system and achieve climate justice.
  • They do this by endorsing candidates, holding accountability with a CA Environmental Scorecard, recruiting people to run for office, and more.




Voices for Progress


  • Voices for Progress is a unique organization made up of influential people advocating for the public interest
  • Voices for Progress galvanizes the advocacy of business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to protect our climate, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all.




He for She


  • HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality.
  • HeForShe IMPACT and THEMATIC Pilot Initiatives engage with these key decision makers around the world in the public and private sector to deliver parity by 2020, and drive change from the top.




Ceres Network


  • Who: Ceres' Company Network comprises 50+ companies, nearly 75 percent of them Fortune 500 firms.
  • What: Through direct stakeholder engagement, standard-setting, regular benchmarking, and strong collaborations with coalitions like We Mean Business, Ceres moves companies to raise their ambition on robust sustainability goals and improve resiliency in their operations and supply chains.




Business Alliance for a Healthy California


  • The Business Alliance for a Healthy California aims to educate and organize the business community to support universal health care.
  • The Business Alliance for a Healthy California is a network of California business leaders who support a Medicare-for-All type health system. They are fiscally sponsored by the American Sustainable Leadership Council, affiliated with Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare, and are a member of the Healthy California Coalition leading the fight for SB562, the Healthy California Act.
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Racial Equity Here


  • Racial Equity Here is a movement of hundreds of community organizations, local governments, foundations, schools and businesses across the country working together to advance racial equity.




The Pachamama Alliance


  • Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.
  • With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, our programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.




Rainforest Action Network


Highlight their fight against deforestation and Pepsi Co to address the destruction of rainforests, the abuse of workers, and the exploitation of communities for Conflict Palm Oil.




RISE


  • The RISE Community is leading the investor movement to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims and we strongly encourage fellow investors to join us.
  • As a comprehensive wealth management client, you receive fully integrated investment management and financial consulting services that are personalized to your needs and aligned with your values. They become your partner in all aspects of managing your financial life – from creating a budget to meeting with your estate planning attorney and reviewing your taxes.




Greenpeace Action Network


  • Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
  • Greenpeace challenges the systems of power and privilege that destroy the environment and place disproportionate burdens on vulnerable communities.




Green America


  • Green America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, membership organization founded in 1982 whose mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
  • They do this by:
    1. Empowering individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability;
    2. Demanding an end to corporate irresponsibility through collective economic action;
    3. Promoting green and fair trade business principles while building the market for businesses adhering to these principles;
    4. Building sustainable communities in the US and abroad.




Human Rights Campaign


  • The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.




RSF Ambassador


  • RSF Ambassadors are close allies and thought leaders in the field of social finance. In addition to their own leadership building a more just and equitable economy, Ambassadors collaborate closely with the RSF team to expand our community of motivated, values-driven investors, donors, and entrepreneurs.




As You Sow


  • As You Sow’s mission is to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies.
  • As shareholder advocates, we directly engage corporate CEOs, senior management, and institutional investors to change corporations from the inside out.




Intentional Endowments Network


  • The Intentional Endowments Network is the leading network for endowment fiduciaries, senior administrators, CIO’s, and other decision-makers to learn from peers and experts about investing for a thriving, sustainable economy.
  • IEN helps endowments find the most strategic, effective, and feasible ways to approach investing in the context of 21st century sustainability challenges.




The Battery


  • Michael and Xochi Birch created The Battery with the vision that it would become something More than a place to eat, drink and socialize. Together, members find and fund people and projects with a serious chance of making society stronger.




Toniic


  • Toniic is a global community of asset owners seeking deeper positive impact across the spectrum of capital, consisting of more than 400 high net worth individuals, family office, and foundation asset owners who are deepening their impact across the spectrum of capital and personal resources in more than 25 countries around the world.
  • They hold an Annual Global Gathering, maintain connections through an online community, and support impact investors at all stages.




Green Business Network


  • The California Green Business Network leads the state and nation in working with small to medium sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy.
  • It is a coalition of cities and counties, striving to help to make our communities healthier and more livable while also conserving resources and saving money.
  • Certified Green Businesses exceed all environmental regulations, and implement specific practices to reduce pollution, save water and energy, and protect human health.




30% Coalition


  • Was founded in 2011 as the coalition for U.S board diversity®. Their national and international members work to increase gender diversity in corporate boardrooms across the US.
  • The Coalition provides a national forum where members develop strategies to influence companies to increase gender diversity in senior leadership and boardrooms.




Friends of the Earth


  • Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world. They speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.




WRISE


  • Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.




American Sustainable Business Council


  • The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is the leading business organization serving the public policy interests of responsible companies, their customers and other stakeholders.
  • ASBC advocates for policy change and informs business owners, policymakers and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, broadly prosperous, sustainable economy.




Paid Leave US


  • Mission: winning high-quality paid family leave for everyone by 2022.




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Social Venture Institute Women


  • A conference for women leaders of socially conscious enterprises
  • SVI Women provides an intimate, confidential, and brave space to explore new ideas, build useful skills and generate relationships that will help your business grow and your CEO self to thrive.




Women Moving Millions


  • Women Moving Millions We invest in women and girls as agents of change, “not just because they believe in gender equality, but because it’s a smarter, more effective way to deliver impact for everyone.”




Females and Finance


  • Females in finance is a forum to give members the most user-friendly and professional platform for a serious discussion about recruitment, training, and advancement of feminine talent (includes discussions on business and entrepreneurship)




Confluence Philanthropy


  • Confluence Philanthropy’s mission is to transform the practice of investing by aligning capital with our community’s values of sustainability, equity, and justice.
  • Two national annual conferences, webinars, trainings, and specific investment and change strategies translate learning and connection into concrete action.




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Playworks


  • Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable life skills through play.
  • They also support youth programs and other organizations that wish to improve playtime. Organizations like The Centers for Disease Control, and City Year all look to Playworks to inform practice and policy.





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