Our story: 2002-2022
Bridges was founded in 2002 by Sir Ronald Cohen, Michele Giddens and Philip Newborough – driven by a shared belief that business and investment could play a vital role in tackling some of our most pressing social and environmental challenges.
Through careful analysis of the trends shaping our future, we have spent the last 20 years identifying investment solutions that can help to make our economy more inclusive and more sustainable – and by doing so, unlock lasting economic value.
Over time, we believe this will attract more private capital into investments that benefit people and the planet.
Our story: 2002-2022
An experienced, passionate team
We’re passionate about using investment to find scalable solutions to the challenges facing people and the planet. Collectively, our team has decades of experience working with like-minded partners, helping them to maximise the potential and optimise the impact of their ideas.
We were one of the first fund managers in the world to launch an impact-driven investment fund. Since then we’ve pioneered multiple investment products to channel private capital towards impactful SMEs, property and social sector organisations. We’ve also helped to support the broader growth of this approach through advisory work, field-building publications and our own philanthropy.
A better way of working
We strive to be ethical and responsible investors and asset-owners, taking all potential stakeholders into account in every decision we make. Learn more in our Ethical Charter, Climate Policy, Sustainable Investment Policy and our Sustainable Property Policy.
We are amongst the highest rated investment managers in the world, according to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. We are a registered B Corporation (in fact, we are one of B Corp’s Best for the World). We are also signatories to The Sustainable Protein Initiative, and the Stockholm Declaration.
In 2020, we publicly supported the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In line with the TCFD recommendations, we have been working to incorporate climate risks and opportunities into our governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. More details here.
And because sustainability considerations are so embedded in the firm’s strategy and culture, we have also chosen to voluntarily align with the ‘entity-level’ obligations of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, as well as its ‘product-level’ obligations (in relation to funds marketed to EU investors).