“Despite President Trump’s foolishness, the UK responsible finance sector will continue to preserve and create value for savers of all kinds”
London, June 1 2017 – In response to the news that the United States Government will pull out of the Paris Agreement Simon Howard, CEO of UKSIF (the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association) said:
“The science is overwhelming: climate change is the gravest threat to mankind’s future and the Paris Agreement is the best hope for global mitigation. By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement the US Government will slow progress, but it will not stop it: despite President Trump’s foolishness our members will continue to take the sensible, practical steps that are seeing finance play a growing role in fighting the crisis. On Wednesday UK asset owners and fund managers played a leading role in helping vote through a measure on climate change at the ExxonMobil AGM against the company’s opposition.