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News, comment and press releases from UKSIF.

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UKSIF Research Finds Improved Policies Could See up to £100bn AUM Shifting Towards Sustainable Finance in the UK
15/05/2024

UKSIF Research Finds Improved Policies Could See up to £100bn AUM Shifting Towards Sustainable Finance in the UK

London, 15th May 2024 – The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), which brings together 300+ members managing over £19 trillion in global assets under management (AUM), today published the final report in the four-part Financing the Future series, looking at the Financial Services sector. Through consultation with member organisations, and in-depth polling of…

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Response to the FCA’s Finalised Anti-Greenwashing Rule and Guidance
25/04/2024

Response to the FCA’s Finalised Anti-Greenwashing Rule and Guidance

In April 2024, the FCA published its finalised guidance on the ‘Anti-Greenwashing Rule’.  Following the announcement, Oscar Warwick Thompson, Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at UKSIF commented the following: On Anti-Greenwashing rule and guidance “We are pleased to see today’s updated guidance from the FCA on its ‘anti-greenwashing‘ rule which delivers clarity on some areas which…

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UKSIF Calls on UK Government to Provide Greater Transparency on Approach to UK Automotive Industry Transition or Risk Investment Hiatus
22/04/2024

UKSIF Calls on UK Government to Provide Greater Transparency on Approach to UK Automotive Industry Transition or Risk Investment Hiatus

87% of the UK transport sector, with approximately £150bn invested in the UK, agree that providing a consistent approach to UK Government partnerships with investors, including producing investment prospectuses for gigafactory sites would have a positive effect on investment into the UK. 57% of major transport companies have said they have or plan on moving…

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UK Housing Sector at Risk of Losing Out on £31 Billion of Sustainable Investment
20/03/2024

UK Housing Sector at Risk of Losing Out on £31 Billion of Sustainable Investment

London, Tuesday 19th March 2024 – The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), which brings together 300+ members managing over £19 trillion in global assets under management (AUM), has today released a report showing that the UK could potentially lose out on up to £31 billion of private investment. UKSIF polled 100 business decision…

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UKSIF Response to the Spring Budget 2024
06/03/2024

UKSIF Response to the Spring Budget 2024

In response to the Spring budget announced by the chancellor in parliament today, CEO James Alexander, issued this comment on behalf of UKSIF. “The Spring Budget included several proposals designed to cajole UK savers and the financial services industry into investing more in the UK. Forcing pension funds to disclose rates of UK investment, or…

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UK’s Green Leadership Under Threat, as Two Thirds of UK Energy Companies Consider Moving Investments Abroad
26/02/2024

UK’s Green Leadership Under Threat, as Two Thirds of UK Energy Companies Consider Moving Investments Abroad

London, 26th February 2024 – The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), which brings together 300+ members managing over £19 trillion in global assets under management (AUM), has today released a report showing that 63% of UK energy companies have moved, or plan to move, investments out of the UK to a market more…

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UKSIF Responds to Labour Party Announcement Scrapping £28bn in Green Spending
09/02/2024

UKSIF Responds to Labour Party Announcement Scrapping £28bn in Green Spending

In response to the Labour party’s announcement that their green public spending pledge of £28bn has been scrapped, UKSIF has issued the following statement from Chief Executive, James Alexander: “The UK has a golden opportunity to be a leader in the green transition and should be making ambitious strides towards sustainable leadership. Whoever forms the…

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UKSIF Comment on FMLC’s Guidance on Climate Change & Pensions
06/02/2024

UKSIF Comment on FMLC’s Guidance on Climate Change & Pensions

Today, the Financial Markets Law Committee released their report on the consideration of sustainability factors and risks associated with climate change within the fiduciary duties of pension trustees. You can read the report here: Pension Fund Trustees and Fiduciary Duties: Decision-making in the context of Sustainability and the subject of Climate Change In response to…

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UKSIF Welcomes Labour Party’s Commitment to Attracting Private Investment for UK’s Green Transition
01/02/2024

UKSIF Welcomes Labour Party’s Commitment to Attracting Private Investment for UK’s Green Transition

UKSIF welcomes the Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves’ comments at the Labour Party’s 2024 Business Conference, reaffirming her party’s ambition to attract private investment at scale to finance the UK’s green transition. Reeves committed to “governing [sic] as a pro-business party” and described financial services as “a national asset to be championed”, noting the ambition of…

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UKSIF Response to Labour Party’s Financial Services Plan
31/01/2024

UKSIF Response to Labour Party’s Financial Services Plan

The Labour Party has today published its plan for financial services, Financing Growth, echoing many key recommendations made by UKSIF, the UK’s leading member organisation for sustainable investment and finance. The report, authored by Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves MP, and Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury Tulip Siddiq MP, commits to delivering a world-leading green finance…

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The Labour Party Incorporates Key UKSIF Recommendations In Business Relations Review
30/01/2024

The Labour Party Incorporates Key UKSIF Recommendations In Business Relations Review

The Labour Party has today published its report into Business Relations, featuring several key recommendations made by UKSIF, the UK’s leading member organisation for sustainable investment and finance. The report, authored by Iain Anderson, Founder and Executive Chairman of H/Advisors Cicero, echoes UKSIF’s calls for reforms to current pathways to inward investment, as well as more open…

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UKSIF Response to FCA Consultation on Anti-Greenwashing Rule
26/01/2024

UKSIF Response to FCA Consultation on Anti-Greenwashing Rule

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has issued a response to GC23-3: Guidance on the anti-greenwashing rule. UKSIF had an extensive involvement in the development of the FCA’s sustainability disclosure requirements regime (SDR), the final form of which was released by the FCA on 28 November 2023. The clarification and expansion of the sustainability…

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