Finsif in brief

Finsif roots back to 2010 when it was established by 20 founding members. Up to date, Finsif has grown steadily having 80 member organizations and the impact of over 530 billion euros of asset under management in total. The members are varying from smaller players (11 million euros of assets under management) to grand league (up to 105 billion  euros of assets under management). About half of the members are asset managers, the second largest group is investors and the smallest group of members is service providers. The recognition of sustainable investment related issues has grown fast and this can be noted in our everyday work- the shift from telling what does Responsible Investing or Sustainable Investing mean, or explaining the related terminology, is no longer the focus of our work. Instead, more tools, phenomena and perspectives are needed to be shared. Moreover, Finsif is seen as a “neutral” platform where to exchange ideas and is wanted for meeting others on the “common grounds”. Finsif brings up new insight but does not stand for any specific ways how the members should put the views and tools into practice.

The work of the organization is lead by a yearly selected board of members and one employee, coordinator. In addition, some active members are sharing their knowledge and helping with projects. The board meets once a month and works is pro-bono.

Finsif organizes events, collaborates with researchers and communicates the agenda for investors and related groups in Finland. The goal is to encourage members to integrate sustainable investment issues as a part of investment decision-making and evaluation processes.
In terms of sharing the knowledge amongst its members and stakeholders, Finsif has delivered three publications during a year - Responsible Investment Guide, Responsible Investing in Finland - Market Study 2017 and Sustainable Investment in University Studies 2017? The full publications can be downloaded in Finnish from here.

By June 2022 Responsible Investment Guide will available in English.

Finsif is part of Nordic Sustainable Investment forum (Nordic SIF) -collaboration and attends and organizes annual meetings. Nordic SIF members (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) gather together once a year to discuss the current work and key topics of sustainable investment. The annual Nordic SIF Forum is open to all Finsif members as well as to members of any other Nordic SIF organisations (Dansif, Norsif, Swesif).  Previously the forum was held in Finland 2016, Denmark 2017, Norway 2018, Sweden 2019 and Finland 2020 and 2021 Online. In 2022, the event will be held by Iceland for the first time 14-16.6.2022.

Fore more information

Leila Räsänen
Operations Coordinator
leila.rasanen @ finsif.fi
+358 44 5966 302