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Our most recent policy activities, member briefings and events.

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UKSIF response: International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Exposure Drafts
  • Policy
28/07/2022

UKSIF response: International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Exposure Drafts

In our response, we urge the ISSB as a priority to retain the high ambition we currently see in the Exposure Drafts, which will be critical to facilitate financial institutions and investors’ efforts to effectively address sustainability-related risks and opportunities. With a number of years having passed since the publication of TCFD’s recommendations and the…

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UKSIF summary: Update on Conservative Party leadership contest
  • Analysis and Intelligence
20/07/2022

UKSIF summary: Update on Conservative Party leadership contest

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13 October 2022: Quant Strats 2022
  • Partner Events
18/07/2022

13 October 2022: Quant Strats 2022

13 October 2022. Quant Strats 2022, previously AI and Data Science in Trading, on the 13th October 2022 at the Park Plaza Victoria, London will bring together the leading minds on quantitative investment strategies, from hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks. Learn from over 40 speakers as they share their knowledge on applying model-based,…

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7 September 2022: Making sense of Net zero: what progress have we made since COP26?
  • Partner Events
17/07/2022

7 September 2022: Making sense of Net zero: what progress have we made since COP26?

7 September 2022. Major commitments were made at COP26, from ending deforestation by 2030 to helping nations adapt to climate change. Have we seen any notable progress to net zero as a result? The upcoming COP27 will be the first COP to be held in Africa, shifting the spotlight towards the needs of the most…

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UKSIF response: Transition Plan Taskforce, ‘Call for Evidence’-A Sector-Neutral Framework for private sector transition plans
  • Policy
12/07/2022

UKSIF response: Transition Plan Taskforce, ‘Call for Evidence’-A Sector-Neutral Framework for private sector transition plans

UKSIF welcomes the opportunity to respond to this Call for Evidence to help identify some of the key elements and principles that we believe should inform all companies’ climate transition plans. Climate transition plans will play a vital part in helping ensure delivery of companies’ stated ambitions to reach net-zero, and assist investors and wider…

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UKSIF Alternative Investment Week 2022
  • Past Events
08/07/2022

UKSIF Alternative Investment Week 2022

Alternative Investment Week, 4-8 July.   Alternative Investment Week returned for a second year and was a great success! Our fantastic speakers and audience came together to discuss the implementation of ESG into hedge, private equity, private credit and real estate funds. We covered insightful content including the EU and UK Taxonomies and their impact…

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UKSIF summary: Prime Minister’s resignation and next steps
  • Analysis and Intelligence
07/07/2022

UKSIF summary: Prime Minister’s resignation and next steps

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UKSIF response: Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the financial sector and the UK’s net zero transition
  • Policy
30/06/2022

UKSIF response: Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the financial sector and the UK’s net zero transition

UKSIF is pleased to respond to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry considering the role of financial institutions in winding down the financing of fossil fuel extraction, and promoting the transition to green energy in pursuit of the Government’s climate and environment targets. Our response to this inquiry draws on a number of perspectives outlined in…

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UKSIF response: Update to UK’s Green Finance Strategy – ‘Call for Evidence’
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23/06/2022

UKSIF response: Update to UK’s Green Finance Strategy – ‘Call for Evidence’

UKSIF is pleased to respond to the government’s Call for Evidence to support the update of the UK’s Green Finance Strategy. Three years on from the original Strategy, and just over six months on from the UK’s hosting of COP26 last year, now is the opportune moment to consider how the UK can continue to…

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UKSIF opens nominations for new Chair as Michael Meehan announces departure
  • News
21/06/2022

UKSIF opens nominations for new Chair as Michael Meehan announces departure

UKSIF, the UK’s leading sustainable finance network has announced the opening of nominations for Chair, following the announcement that Michael Meehan is to step down after three successful years in post. Under Meehan’s tenure, during which the organisation celebrated its 30th anniversary, UKSIF has seen the recruitment of a new Chief Executive, James Alexander, a…

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UKSIF, IIGCC and PRI open letter to government: future of UK’s ‘green taxonomy’
  • Policy
21/06/2022

UKSIF, IIGCC and PRI open letter to government: future of UK’s ‘green taxonomy’

The CEOs of three leading institutional investor-focused organisations – the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) – have published an open letter to the UK government, expressing strong opposition to the possible inclusion of natural gas activities in the UK’s ‘green…

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UKSIF wins ESG Clarity Award
  • News
15/06/2022

UKSIF wins ESG Clarity Award

UKSIF is delighted to have won the award for “Best NGO Supporting ESG Investment Services” at the ESG Clarity 2022 Awards, at a ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. All award winners had been subject to a strict judging process via an independent panel of industry experts and investment professionals, as well as…

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