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UKSIF’s letter to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury
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19/07/2020

UKSIF’s letter to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury

UKSIF drafted a letter to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury regarding the government’s commitment to ‘match the ambition’ of the EU’s sustainable finance reforms regardless of the outcome of EU exit, made in the July 2019 Green Finance Strategy.

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UKSIF’s action to the BSI consultation on the draft specification “Responsible and sustainable investment management”
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07/07/2020

UKSIF’s action to the BSI consultation on the draft specification “Responsible and sustainable investment management”

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is currently working on a set of consensus-based Publicly Available Specifications (PASs) sponsored jointly on behalf of the government and industry, and being developed by a steering group of stakeholders.   One PAS, out to consultation now, will seek to define responsible and sustainable fund management practices. If successful, these…

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Eurosif appoints Victor van Hoorn as Executive Director
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01/07/2020

Eurosif appoints Victor van Hoorn as Executive Director

EUROSIF, is the leading pan European Sustainable and Responsible Investment membership association advocating for a more sustainable financial system and with membership drawn from over 500 organisations across Europe. This appointment will strengthen links between Eurosif members and EU Institutions for the successful implementation of the EU Action Plan, the European Green Deal and the…

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UKSIF joins letter to Chancellor on renewables for a green recovery
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01/07/2020

UKSIF joins letter to Chancellor on renewables for a green recovery

Renewables trade bodies and related associations write to Chancellor calling for renewables to be placed at the heart of the post Covid-19 green recovery plans to ensure we #buildbackbetter A consortium of trade associations representing the renewables industry and related sectors have sent a joint open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak making the case for…

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Webinar: Brexit and the EU Action Plan
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22/06/2020

Webinar: Brexit and the EU Action Plan

”it’s bigger than MiFID” This was one member’s response to the looming question of UK responsible finance regulation: how it changes in response to the Government’s “green” ambitions and in response to the EU Action Plan. The FCA has asked for UKSIF member views and we want to start gathering them.   Catch up on…

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UK urged to act on 2050 zero emissions target advice – IPE
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07/05/2019

UK urged to act on 2050 zero emissions target advice – IPE

The UK government should adopt and back up with policies a recommendation from its official advisers to set a new target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, according to investors. Read full article here.

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Fund managers want shift in business models of oil companies – The Actuary
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07/05/2019

Fund managers want shift in business models of oil companies – The Actuary

Oil companies will not remain attractive investments unless they adopt business models that support the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, a survey of 39 fund managers with $10trn (£7.8trn) of assets under management has found. Read full article here.

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Finding a clean option – Evening Standard
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07/05/2019

Finding a clean option – Evening Standard

You know you are in trouble when the investment community are paddling the same canoe as a bunch of protesters who snarl up traffic and stop people getting to work. Read full article here.

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Plans for Oil and Gas Investments Look Risky – DeSmog
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05/05/2019

Plans for Oil and Gas Investments Look Risky – DeSmog

As the time left to avoid climate catastrophe counts down, the U.S. oil and gas industry is making a massive bet on exporting its products to the rest of the world for the next several decades — a sure recipe for blowing past the 1.5°C (2.7°F) increase in temperatures scientists say would avoid the worst effects…

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UKSIF calls for zero emissions – Funds Europe
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02/05/2019

UKSIF calls for zero emissions – Funds Europe

The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has urged the UK government to publish a green finance plan to help reduce emissions to net zero. Read full article here.  

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