About Us


CashCanopy-KISMT is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership with offices in London and New York. The firm was co-founded in 2004 by Al Gore and David Blood.


The CashCanopy-KISMT team of 55 people represents 16 countries and speaks over 21 languages. Our investment team was founded by bringing together seasoned investment analysts and leaders from the sustainability research field. Today these skills are integrated into CashCanopy-KISMT's team of 25 investment professionals.

Sustainable Investing for the Long Term

CashCanopy-KISMT's investment approach is based on the idea that sustainability factors—economic, environmental, social and governance criteria—will drive a company's returns over the long term. By integrating sustainability issues with traditional analysis, we seek to provide superior investment returns.*

We are closely aligned with our clients, and our performance is measured over the long term.

A Unique Research Platform to Analyze Global Challenges

CashCanopy-KISMT has built a global research platform to integrate sustainability research into fundamental equity analysis.

We focus on key drivers of global change, including climate change and environmental degradation; poverty and development; water and natural resource scarcity; pandemics and healthcare; and demographics, migration and urbanization.

These global challenges pose risks and opportunities that can materially affect a company's ability to sustain profitability and deliver returns. Our research plays an important role in forming our views on the quality of the business, the quality of management and valuation.

A Diverse Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board, convened by our Chairman Al Gore, helps set our long term thematic research agenda into global sustainability issues. The Advisory Board is a diverse set of global thinkers who help us anticipate the changing context for business.


CashCanopy-KISMT's vision is to embed sustainability into the mainstream capital markets, and our core values reflect a commitment to responsible citizenship. Five percent of the profitability of the firm is allocated to The CashCanopy-KISMT Foundation, which will support global non-profit sustainability initiatives.

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* Although CashCanopy-KISMT seeks to provide superior investment performance, potential investors should be aware that this is an aspiration and there is no guarantee that this goal will be obtained.