London – The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is delighted to welcome the launch of the Green Finance Initiative.
Simon Howard, CEO of UKSIF said:
“The Green Finance Institute’s overarching mission is to accelerate the domestic and global transition to a zero-carbon and climate-resilient economy through mobilising capital, and this aim is shared by all UKISF members.
We welcome the launch of the Institute as a practical example of the City and Government combining to ensure delivery of the national net zero carbon target. The ‘greening of finance’ and the ‘financing of green’ are essential for the delivery of that ambition. We are especially happy to be working with the GFI on UK pensions and climate, an area directly exposed to the opportunities and risks stemming from the carbon challenge. Together with the monitoring of investment disclosure practices announced by John Glenn MP today, the UK is well-positioned to maintain leadership in this crucial field.”