The ESG & Sustainable Fund Accreditation Service
Welcome to Greenlight
Greenlight is a service for investment fund providers to gain anti-greenwashing accreditation for their ESG & sustainable funds and products. Our panel of experts will analyse your fund for its ESG credentials and can award it one of two accreditations: Greenlight and Greenlight Leader.
The service is open to all types of sustainable funds including ESG equity and fixed income, impact, infrastructure and thematic funds, and submissions can be made by investment managers, wealth managers, hedge funds, private equity firms and ETF providers.
The Benefits of Greenlight Accreditation
- Gain endorsement from our panel of experts
- Receive use of the Greenlight Fund or Product logo
- Be listed in our Greenlight directory, together with an accreditation report
- Have news of fund accreditation distributed to our database of institutional investors
It is important that investors can differentiate between investment funds that make a material difference from those that are merely labelled ESG or are greenwashed. Greenlight is the only service that uses independent academic experts to assess if a fund is material in its reported sustainability. Our panel also scrutinises the fund for likelihood of unintentional adverse ESG outcomes, ensuring its sustainability impact is holistically assessed.
The Greenlight Accreditation Panel
Greenlight has a panel of leading experts from academia who care passionately about the issues that ESG funds relate to, covering subjects as diverse as climate change, equality, corporate governance and food sustainability. Many of them have considerable experience working alongside and consulting on sustainability issues for financial institutions, policy-makers and professional bodies, such as the UNDP, the German Government, the UK Pension Policy Institute, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the European Accounting Association (EAA) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Accreditation from Greenlight means that your fund has convinced our experts that the fund is not involved in greenwashing and that its impact is genuine and significant.