Associations & Foundations
INOKS Capital SA is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) since 2009. AIMA is a dynamic organization which exists since 1990. It represents all the actors in the alternative investment management industry (hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting services, fund administrators and independent fund directors). AIMA focuses on education, regulation, policy development and sound practices. AIMA's work and global network has been used all around the world by its members, institutional investors, policymakers and supervisors.
Two members of INOKS Capital SA have joined personnaly the association Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) in 2010. It is an association of Geneva-based professionals and investors promoting sustainable finance and responsible investment. SFG members are involved in a wide range of activities such as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) research, data and ratings, microfinance, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.
INOKS Capital SA is a signatory member since 2010 of the principles for responsible investment (PRI). These principles were drafted by the world largest investors and supported by group of experts from the investment industry, and governmental organizations. The purposes of these principles is to promote Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns such as climate change, water shortages, the use of arable land. The 6 principles aim to act as a framework for global best practices in responsible investment.
Since October 2010, INOKS Capital SA is a member of the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), a pan-European group whose mission is to Address Sustainability through Financial Markets. Eurosif, European Social Investment Forum, was created in 2001 to serve as an umbrella association to cover socially responsible investment issues at the European level. The approach to SRI has specific national characteristics linked to the particularities of the structure of financial markets and the legislative and cultural environments of each country. Eurosif takes these factors into account and addresses SRI issues with the European scope in mind. Eurosif members are made up of the national social investment forums in Europe (SIFs) who govern Eurosif. Eurosif member affiliates are organisations who join Eurosif as financial sponsors of Eurosif’s mission. Current member affiliates of Eurosif include pension funds, financial service providers, academic institutes, research associations and NGO's. The association is a not-for-profit entity that represents assets totalling over €1 trillion through its affiliate membership.
In December 2010 Inoks Capital SA has become a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlangen which is the Sustainable Investment Forum (FNG) since 2001, the trade association for sustainable investment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Today there is more than 120 members including banks, insurance companies, rating agencies, investment companies, asset managers, financial consultants, NGOs and interested individuals.
INOKS Capital SA is a member since 2010 of the Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC). SABC is a business-to-business association which aims to link Switzerland and - initially - Sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together Swiss and European businesses which are active in Africa or will become active in the imminent future, as well as African businesses with a link to Switzerland. The association’s geographical focus is primarily but not exclusively the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. It offers a platform to its members for the exchange of experience and information through e.g. the organisation of events in Switzerland and Africa and the organisation of business trips to Africa. The association keeps its members informed about developments, projects, tenders and opportunities on the African continent through own publications and by answering requests. Furthermore, the SABC represents the interests of its members towards the Swiss public authorities and other organisations engaged in Swiss-African affairs. The SABC is not involved itself in business projects and does not participate in the financing of industrial and commercial projects. For the purpose of better representing the interests of its members, the SABC can open branch offices in Africa. It can furthermore engage in strategic partnerships with other organisations in Switzerland, other European countries and Africa.