Industry Associations

Industry Association Metrics and Profiles

InfluenceMap also tracks the advocacy of key industry associations that represent the financial institutions on sustainable finance policy. Previous research by InfluenceMap has demonstrated the critical contribution of advocacy via third-party groups in policy engagement strategies, notably in allowing companies to pool resources and take advantage of well-resourced lobbying operations as well as providing public distance between companies and their most regressive policy positions.

In general, the financial industry associations analyzed have engaged more intensely and negatively than the financial institutions themselves; often stating broad support for sustainable finance policies whilst lobbying to weaken the detail of key regulatory strands

Below is a ranking table with the industry associations included in this research. A summary profile and full access to the data underlying the assessments can be accessed via the links in the table.

Influencemap Performance BandOrganizationEngagement Intensity
DAssociation for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)36FinancialsEurope
DInsurance Europe29FinancialsEurope
DEuropean Banking Federation (EBF)30FinancialsEurope
DInvest Europe16FinancialsEurope
E+Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)21FinancialsGlobal
E+Managed Funds Association15FinancialsGlobal
E-EuropeanIssuers32All SectorsEurope
E-BusinessEurope29All SectorsEurope
D-Institute of International Finance (IIF)20FinancialsGlobal
DEuropean Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB)22FinancialsEurope
B+Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)36FinancialsGlobal
E+Business Roundtable8All SectorsNorth America
FUS Chamber of Commerce22All SectorsNorth America
C-Bank Policy Institute (BPI)19FinancialsNorth America
C-Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)24FinancialsNorth America
EAmerican Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA)10FinancialsNorth America
B-American Retirement Association (ARA)8FinancialsNorth America
D-Investment Company Institute (ICI)26FinancialsNorth America
ENational Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)10FinancialsNorth America
D+Reinsurance Association of America9FinancialsNorth America
C-American Bankers Association (ABA)16FinancialsNorth America
EAmerican Council of Life Insurers8FinancialsNorth America