The ESG Innovation Collective is the world’s first city-led ESG task force consisting of an engaging consortium of stakeholders across public, private, cultural sectors and local community representatives, as well as rating agencies, delivering a newly developed ESG measuring framework that will be a significant opportunity for cultural organisations in cities worldwide and a huge relief for local city budgets.
The Collective is an initiative by Investitionsbank Berlin, Berlin Partner, visitBerlin and Leading Culture Destinations. The leadership group comprises thought leaders such as Prof Dr Caroline Nevejan (CSO City of Amsterdam), Burkhard Kieker (CEO, visitBerlin), Dr Philipp Rode (Executive Director, London School of Economics, LSE Cities), Florian Wupperfeld (CEO, Leading Culture Destinations), Hugo Cox (Journalist, Real Estate & Finance, Financial Times, TIMES, London) and Habidatum (Urban Tech & Data Partner) amongst others.
In the next three months we will launch the first private sector partnered pilot projects in Berlin and Amsterdam at https://www.ihif.com/
The purpose of The ESG Innovation Collective is to drive the environmental and social sustainability agenda forward for citizens and local actors by creating a unified framework for cities defining how the ‘S’ of ESG will be activated in our jurisdictions.
The ESG Innovation Collective has engaged, amongst others, with leaders from policy, academia, urban data, the impact & finance industry, rating agencies, real estate developers and operators, cultural organizations and community leaders gaging needs, drivers and common grounds in order to facilitate action-oriented social investments that can be measurable for investors adding value to their ESG.
We are funded by public sector stakeholders (Berlin, Amsterdam) but also by private sector partners dedicated to driving the ESG agenda forward (Pinebridge, GSK.de).