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Our most recent policy activities, member briefings and events.

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2021: a year of success and impact
  • Spotlight
20/01/2022

2021: a year of success and impact

We are thrilled with how much UKSIF has accomplished in the past year. As we reflect on 2021 and come full force into 2022, we at UKSIF are proud to share our ‘UKSIF Review of 2021: A year of success and impact in driving forward sustainable finance’. Inside you will find a breakdown of our…

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January Webinar 2022: Climate Litigation
  • Past Events
11/01/2022

January Webinar 2022: Climate Litigation

Our 2022 series of events kicked off with a webinar on climate litigation. With increasing disclosure requirements and uncertainty around the standardisation of taxonomies, the complexity of climate litigation is drawing the eyes of the financial services firms globally. Our expert speakers set out the regulatory landscape and cut through the noise, tackling the ins…

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UKSIF response: FCA Discussion Paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels
  • Policy
10/01/2022

UKSIF response: FCA Discussion Paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels

In our response to the Discussion Paper, we focus on the following points: How a single, harmonised set of sustainability disclosures for all clients groups could be explored further by the FCA as an alternative to the proposed two-tiered approach for sophisticated clients and consumers. This could be achieved through a ‘stacking’ or ‘layering’ approach…

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UKSIF response: Environmental Audit Committee inquiry, Aligning the UK’s economic goals with environmental sustainability
  • Policy
06/01/2022

UKSIF response: Environmental Audit Committee inquiry, Aligning the UK’s economic goals with environmental sustainability

UKSIF’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry focuses on the government’s recent response to the recommendations of Professor Sir Partha’s Dasgupta Review of the Economics of Biodiversity, including how biodiversity could be more meaningfully incorporated into its policy decisions, and the vital need for the UK to shift from GDP as the key indicator…

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UKSIF response: DWP Consultation, Climate and investment reporting: setting expectations and empowering savers
  • Policy
06/01/2022

UKSIF response: DWP Consultation, Climate and investment reporting: setting expectations and empowering savers

UKSIF’s response focuses on DWP’s proposals requiring UK pension schemes to disclose a portfolio-alignment metric setting out the extent to which investments are aligned with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and we voice strong support for this requirement in our response, including ensuring this forms part…

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UKSIF Policy Briefing: Defining a net-zero financial centre in the UK
  • Policy
16/12/2021

UKSIF Policy Briefing: Defining a net-zero financial centre in the UK

UKSIF’s policy briefing sets out the sustainable finance sector’s initial response to the Chancellor’s pledge at ‘Finance Day’ at COP committing the UK to be the ‘world’s first net-zero aligned financial services centre.’ Drafted in very close consultation with our Policy Committee, our briefing highlights some of the areas that government should consider further for…

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UKSIF response: House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee inquiry on behavioural change
  • Policy
13/12/2021

UKSIF response: House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee inquiry on behavioural change

UKSIF was pleased to respond to the Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee inquiry exploring behaviour change in the context of climate change (mitigation and adaptation) and the environment (e.g. biodiversity, water, waste & the circular economy and air pollution). The main focus of the inquiry is on behaviour change, while the Committee is interested…

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Monthly Sustainable Finance Updates by Eurosif
  • Past Events
02/12/2021

Monthly Sustainable Finance Updates by Eurosif

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UKSIF What’s new December 2021
  • Member Newsletter
02/12/2021

UKSIF What’s new December 2021

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Eurosif Position Statement: Risks arising from inclusion of natural gas & nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy
  • Policy
24/11/2021

Eurosif Position Statement: Risks arising from inclusion of natural gas & nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy

We recently contributed to a public position statement from Eurosif, warning of the significant risks of including natural gas and nuclear energy with the EU’s ‘green taxonomy.’ Our position statement argues that this inclusion would dramatically change the nature of the EU’s taxonomy, namely to a list of transitional economic activities. https://www.eurosif.org/news/eurosif-statement-on-risks-arising-from-inclusion-of-natural-gas-nuclear-energy-in-the-eu-taxonomy

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UKSIF Autumn Conference 2021
  • Past Events
24/11/2021

UKSIF Autumn Conference 2021

Autumn Conference, 24-25 November 2021. Our annual Autumn conference had two jam-packed days covering the big picture in ESG and the sectoral dimension on 24th and 25th November. We discussed the just transition, planetary boundaries, whether there is a future for cryptocurrency in sustainable finance, the social taxonomy, and the future of work post-Covid among many…

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UKSIF summary: ‘Finance Day’ announcements today at COP26
  • Analysis and Intelligence
03/11/2021

UKSIF summary: ‘Finance Day’ announcements today at COP26

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