As a firm, Sonen has selected a group of organizations with which to formally affiliate for the benefit of our clients, team and industry. We are proud to partner with these impact industry affiliations to help foster a more socially just and environmentally sustainable world.
Sonen Capital is a certified B Corporation, a certification designated by the non-profit B Lab, which means we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Sonen Capital is proud signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). CDP is an independent not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sustainable water use by business and cities. They provide a transformative global system for thousands of companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share information. CDP holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data.
Sonen Capital is an Advisors Bay member at Confluence Philanthropy. Confluence Philanthropy is a non-profit network of over 320 private, public and community foundations, which represent nearly $134 billion in philanthropic assets. They build capacity and provide technical assistance to enhance the ability of foundations to align the management of assets with organizational mission to promote environmental sustainability and social justice.
Sonen is a member of the FAIRR. The FAIRR aims to close the knowledge gap that has emerged among investors in relation to the material investments risks and opportunities connected with intensive livestock farming and poor animal welfare standrds.
Sonen Capital is a 128 point Platinum, GIIRS rated firm. GIIRS, a project of the independent non-profit B Lab, assesses the social and environmental impact (but not the financial performance) of companies and funds using a ratings approach analogous to Morningstar investment rankings or S&P credit risk ratings. See our complete GIIRS scorecard here.
Sonen is proud to be an engaged member of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a project of Ceres. INCR is a network of over 100 institutional investors representing more than $13 trillion in assets committed to addressing the risks and seizing the opportunities resulting from climate change and other sustainability challenges.
Sonen Capital is a proud supporter of the Paris Agreement and is a signatory to several statements of support for continued U.S. participation in the global accord. The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change adopted by almost all members of the United Nations. The agreement’s goal is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. To achieve this long-term goal, signatory countries aim to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.
The Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that will drive GHG emissions reductions on the ground by mobilizing a critical mass of institutional investors committed to gradually decarbonizing their portfolios. PDC memberships represent $35 billion in assets under management and growing.
Sonen Capital is signatory of the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). The CFP’s mission is to transform global chemical use by measuring and disclosing data on business progress to safer chemicals. It provides a tool for benchmarking companies as they select safer alternatives and reduce their use of chemicals.
Sonen Capital is a member of The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of faith and values-driven organizations who view the management of their investments as a powerful catalyst for social change. ICCR’s membership comprises nearly 300 organizations that collectively represent over $100 billion in invested capital. The organization’s 40+ years of legacy is living proof that positive transformation is possible.
Sonen Capital is a member of the Thirty Percent Coalition. The Thirty Percent Coalition is a national organization committed to the goal of women holding 30% of board seats across public companies. The Coalitions work is on the demand side of board diversity – influencing corporations to strengthen their efforts to increase the number of women on their boards. There is no other organization of this kind in the United States.
Sonen Capital is a Partner of TONIIC. TONIIC is a global network of action-oriented impact investors, both individual and institutions. TONIIC seeks to increase the velocity of money and services into impact investing to address global challenges. Their members commit to discover, evaluate, nurture and invest in entrepreneurs, enterprises and funds that promote a just and sustainable economy.
Sonen Capital is a signatory to The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative, an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices. In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.
Sonen Capital is a member of The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, a membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. US SIF’s vision is a world in which investment capital helps build a sustainable and equitable economy.