Sustainable Trading

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Sustainable Trading
Founded 2022
Key People Duncan Higgins, Founder

Sustainable Trading is a membership group dedicated to transforming ESG practices within the financial services industry. It launched on Feb. 22, 2022, with 30 members. Those engaged in trading or providing trading-related services can join as members. [1]

A non-profit membership network, Sustainable Trading is dedicated to transforming environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices within the financial markets trading industry. Its goal is to devise practical solutions to industry-specific ESG issues while providing a mechanism for self-assessment and benchmarking. An area of focus for Sustainable Trading members is the environmental impact of how the financial trading industry builds, maintains, and operates trading infrastructure. Members also focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, employee wellbeing, engagement with communities and a stakeholder-oriented approach to enterprise governance.


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Members include investment managers; banks and broker dealers; exchanges and trading platforms; technology and service providers. The 30 founding members are: Aegon Asset Management, AllianceBernstein, ArchES, AXA Investment Managers, Bank of America, big xyt, BMLL Technologies, BMO Capital Markets, BTIG, Credit Suisse, Equinix, Euronext, Federated Hermes, Instinet, Invesco, Investec, Jefferies, Liberum, Liontrust, London Stock Exchange Group, M&G plc, Neovest, Ninety One, Options Technology, Outset Global, Redburn, Russell Investments, State Street Global Advisors, T. Rowe Price and Union Investment. [2] On May 10, 2022, 11 additional financial services firms joined: Capital Group, Cboe Europe, Citi, Cowen, Fidelity International, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Goodbody, Northern Trust, Verne Global and Wellington Management. [3]

Key People[edit]

Duncan Higgins is the founder and a director of Sustainable Trading. He has 25 years’ experience in financial markets, with expertise in trading technology, market microstructure, and regulation. He has also worked in sales for companies including ITG, UBS Investment Bank and Turquoise MTF.[4]