The APPG has partnered with a diverse panel of corporate sponsors who are passionate about ESG and fund the group’s activities.

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of 90,500 people in more than 40 countries.From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills, and technology.


Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition. We design our products and services to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to address the unprecedented global challenges presented by a growing and ageing global population. At Bayer, we’re committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with our businesses.Through bold ideas and unprecedented insights, we’re pioneering new possibilities that advance life for all of us. That means reimagining how we care for ourselves and one another by empowering everyday health, improving approaches to patient care, and finding better ways to nourish our communities around the world.


CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with nearly $150 billion in assets under management, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats. Our commitment to sustainability combines green investment principles with social and governance factors, including diversity, equity and inclusion, so our clients, people, and communities thrive.

CSR Accreditation

CSR Accreditation is a leading UK based company delivering an updated standard for social responsibility and a global CSR accreditation. It is now more important than ever to show that we are doing everything we can to improve the world we live in for future generations, not only by reducing the negative impact we have on the environment, but by building a better and cohesive society. CSR-A’s accreditation is a great way to pull together what businesses are already doing with their environmental and social responsibility initiatives. It provides a simple and straightforward template enabling clients to record activity against the four pillars of environment, workplace, community, and philanthropy. CSR Accreditation helps its clients integrate ESG compliance, Identify SDG alignment and address sustainability and consumer concerns into its clients’ business operations and strategy. CSR-A also provides training, social impact reporting and consultancy.

EMK Capital

EMK Capital is a global private equity firm with offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, and Singapore focusing on growth buyout investments. EMK invests in companies that it believes can positively contribute to shaping a more efficient, sustainable and just future economy or where it can add value by transforming a business by elevating sustainability as a key strategic priority. EMK endeavours to uphold the United-Nations backed Principles of Responsible Investing, with a focus on ensuring high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards across its portfolio and operations. EMK believes that improving ESG performance is a critical part of value creation and ensuring long term success for any business today. Its approach is governed by its Responsible Investment Policy.

ESG Book

ESG Book is a global leader in sustainability data and technology. Incubated by Arabesque in 2018, ESG Book combines cutting-edge technology and proprietary research. ESG Book’s wide range of cloud-based sustainability products and solutions are used by many of the world’s leading financial organisations which collectively manage over $120 trillion. ESG Book has offices in London, Frankfurt, Boston, Singapore, Delhi, and Tokyo.

KPMG in the UK

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 15,300 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.43 billion in the year ending 30 September 2021. KPMG is a global organisation of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 145 countries and territories, with more than 236,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such

Rigby Group

The Rigby Group is a multinational, service-based holding company for a portfolio of privately-owned businesses. It is a family-owned company, renowned for its independent thinking, its ability to follow through, and its approach to acquiring and nurturing businesses. Rigby Group operates in 20 countries across Europe and the Middle East and is the trusted partner to governments, the military, global corporations, major charities, and thousands of medium-sized organisations. The group takes our responsibility for the environment seriously, and remains active in the community. Its Charitable Trust supports a wide range of causes and employees regularly participate in initiatives that not only benefit society, but their own development too.


At Sage, we transform the way people think and work, enabling their organisations to thrive. Every day, all around the world, over 11,000 colleagues and local networks of accountants and partners support and enable business builder success. Sage began as a small business, and has expanded greatly to operate in 20 countries, helping to drive the business builders of today with a new generation of solutions to manage money and people. Sage envisions a world where all people and communities thrive because they are living with economic stability and social equality. If local communities thrive, so do we.

Shore Capital

Shore Capital is an independent securities business offering institutional and corporate clients leading investment banking, research, sales and trading services, including fixed income. It is represented across the UK, enabling extensive distribution and institutional coverage. This distribution capability is complemented by the company’s experienced corporate advisory and broking team who offer discreet, innovative and valued advice to clients on both the Main Market and AIM. Shore Capital is also the 3rd largest market maker by number of AIM stocks covered. Shore Capital’s cross-disciplinary team has deep, market leading experience in a wide range of small and mid-cap UK companies within the following sectors: consumer, financials, healthcare, insurance, natural resources, real estate, support services, technology and media. Research on over 250 companies is distributed to an extensive institutional client base in the UK, Europe and the US.

SIX Group

SIX operates and develops infrastructure services for the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges, for Post-Trade Services, Banking Services and Financial Information with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss and Spanish financial centres. The company is owned by its users (120 banks). With a workforce of 3,685 employees and a presence in 20 countries, it generated operating income of CHF 1.5 billion and Group net profit of CHF 73.5 million in 2021.