Natural Value Initiative


The Natural Value Initiative works in partnership with a range of organisations to deliver our objectives, including:

    • • Non-governmental organisations
    • • Investors
    • • Academic organisations

The Natural Value Initiative is led by Fauna & Flora International(FFI).  FFI is the world’s first established international conservation body, founded in 1903. FFI acts to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs. Through its Global Corporate Partnership Programme, FFI aspires to create an environment where business has a long-term positive impact on biodiversity conservation.

Our current partners and collaborators include:


The Natural Value Initiative is currently collaborating with the following investors:

  • • UK-based asset managers Aviva Investors and F&C Investments;
  • • US-based asset managers Calvert Investment Management, Inc. and Pax World;
  • • Dutch investors Mn Services, Robeco and Syntrus Achmea; and
  • • Australian pension fund VicSuper.

We are also working in collaboration with a Swedish advisor to institutional investors, Ethix SRI Advisors.  Collectively, these represent £787 billion (approximately Euro 913 billion, US$ 1,223 billion) of assets under management.1

Non-governmental organisations

UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative is a strategic public private partnership between the UNEP and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works with over 200 financial institutions that are signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organisations to develop and promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance.

Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling

De Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling (VBDO) aims at generating a more sustainable capital market by raising awareness both with multinational corporations and investors about the contributions they can make towards a sustainable capital market. The VBDO also formulates strong opinions on different topics related to sustainability, and regularly carries out research, visits Annual General Meetings of stock listed companies and engages in an active dialogue with banks, insurance companies, media and stock listed companies. As such VBDO is the only association in the Netherlands representing institutional as well as individual sustainable investors.

Academic organisations

Nyenrode Business Universiteit

The Center for Sustainability of Nyenrode Business Universiteit is a multidisciplinary

team of academic professionals that focuses on:

  • • Adding sustainable value for our clients and our society, by means of;
  • • Conducting practice-related scientific research, to;
  • • Stimulate sustainable development and innovation in business and society; and
  • • Offering leading higher education on sustainable development.

1 As at 31 December 2010 with the exception of Aviva Investors for which data is included as at 30 June 2010