UKSIF has grown substantially in the context of the rapid development of sustainable investment and finance in the last 30 years. Selected highlights are presented here.
2012 5th annual National Ethical Investment Week held
2012 £1.235 trillion assets under management in UK held across different responsible investment strategies
2011 UKSIF celebrates its 20th anniversary at the House of Lords
2011 The first meeting of the global alliance of sustainable investment membership organisations in New York
2010 UKSIF celebrates 10 years since the implementation of the UK’s groundbreaking Responsible Investment disclosure requirements for pension funds at a reception in the House of Commons
2009 UKSIF changes its name to UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
2008 UKSIF launches world’s-first National Ethical Investment Week encouraging consumers to choose a green and ethical investment option
2007 UKSIF celebrates its first 15 years with a reception at 11 Downing Street
2006 UKSIF launches the Sustainable Pensions Project
2004 Over £5bn held in UK retail ethical funds
2001 UKSIF and partners create European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif)
2000 ‘Enterprising Communities: Wealth Beyond Welfare’ published by Sir Ronald Cohen’s Social Investment Task Force, with UKSIF providing secretariat
2000 SRI disclosure regulation become law
1998 UKSIF provides secretariat for All-Party Parliamentary Group on Socially Responsible Investment, created by Tony Colman MP
1997 UKSIF appoints first full-time staff member
1996 Over £1bn held in UK retail ethical funds
1992 UKSIF and other Social Investment Forums adopt the ‘Rio Resolution’
1991 UK Social Investment Forum launched
1984 First UK retail ethical fund launched
1981 First Social Investment Forum launched in the United States
Watch ‘A Short History of Responsible Investing in Europe’, a webcast delivered by Penny Shepherd for the CFA Institute.
For more on UKSIF’s history, download our 20th anniversary 2011 publication Taking Responsibility: Achieving Resilience.
For recent highlights, see our Annual Review 2011-2012.