Press Releases

Learn more
UKSIF publishes ‘Policy Vision’ to drive forward UK leadership on sustainable finance
  • Press Releases
28/04/2021

UKSIF publishes ‘Policy Vision’ to drive forward UK leadership on sustainable finance

UKSIF calls on government to drive forward UK’s leadership on sustainable finance ‘Policy Vision’ outlines recommendations to promote the sector’s future success UKSIF’s ‘Policy Vision,’ launched today (28 April), represents the UK sustainable finance sector’s new vision for strengthening the UK’s global leadership in the growing sustainable finance industry and accelerating the drive towards a…

Read More
Learn more
UKSIF responds to The Pension Regulator’s Climate Strategy publication
  • Press Releases
07/04/2021

UKSIF responds to The Pension Regulator’s Climate Strategy publication

Commenting on the Pension Regulator’s Climate Strategy publication, James Alexander, CEO of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), said: “We’ve previously published research showing that many pension schemes have not complied with producing their Statements of Investment Principles (SIPs) under the DWP ESG regulations, and have pushed strongly for a central directory of…

Read More
Learn more
UKSIF responds to Chancellor’s March Budget
  • Press Releases
05/03/2021

UKSIF responds to Chancellor’s March Budget

Commenting on the Budget, James Alexander, CEO of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), said: “We welcome confirmation from the Chancellor on plans to set up the UK’s National Infrastructure Bank with the drive to net zero at its core, responding directly to calls from UKSIF alongside other groups in the run up…

Read More
Learn more
UKSIF announces the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer
  • Press Releases
02/09/2020

UKSIF announces the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer

The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is delighted to announce the appointment of James Alexander as its new Chief Executive Officer in succession to Simon Howard. James will start on the 12th October 2020. James is currently responsible for supporting global megacities to overcome the substantial barriers to financing climate action as Director…

Read More
Learn more
Changing course: how pensions are approaching climate change and ESG.
  • Press Releases
06/02/2020

Changing course: how pensions are approaching climate change and ESG.

UKSIF calls on regulator to investigate pensions’ “thin and non-committal” approach to climate risk management. A majority of pension scheme trustees believe ESG issues, including climate change, will negatively affect the value of savers’ money, finds report by UKSIF Report finds most pension scheme trustees have adopted “thin and non-committal” policies to manage environmental risks,…

Read More
Learn more
UKSIF welcomes Michael Meehan as new Chair
  • Press Releases
01/10/2019

UKSIF welcomes Michael Meehan as new Chair

London – The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is delighted to welcome Michael Meehan as its new Chair. Michael has been a Chief Executive and board member in sustainability for almost 20 years and has worked with organisations and governments around the world including the World Economic Forum, California State Senate, the White House,…

Read More
Learn more
UKSIF welcomes launch of the Green Finance Institute and the Government’s Green Finance Strategy
  • Press Releases
02/07/2019

UKSIF welcomes launch of the Green Finance Institute and the Government’s Green Finance Strategy

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…

Read More
Learn more
REACTION: Publish green finance plan, urges UK sustainable finance body
  • Press Releases
02/05/2019

REACTION: Publish green finance plan, urges UK sustainable finance body

  Climate-neutral target for UK welcomed by sustainable finance industry Ministers urged to publish Green Finance Strategy setting out how Govt will secure new lowcarbon investment New Strategy should set out how Govt will protect savers from climate risk London – 2nd May 2019 The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) welcomes the Committee…

Read More
Learn more
Trustees should hold investment consultants to account on ESG issues, argue the AMNT and UKSIF
  • Press Releases
13/12/2018

Trustees should hold investment consultants to account on ESG issues, argue the AMNT and UKSIF

The AMNT and UKSIF surveyed 16 investment consultants that committed to following the regulator’s ESG guidance Their findings have been set out in a new report, published today, which found that the majority are trying to respond to regulatory changes, but more work is needed Report includes trustee guidance to help them hold investment consultants…

Read More
Learn more
New Study: UK leads Europe in sustainable and responsible investment
  • Press Releases
29/11/2018

New Study: UK leads Europe in sustainable and responsible investment

UKSIF welcomes rapid growth in key sustainable investing strategies Integrating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions has grown by 76% in the UK compared with 60% in Europe overall. €2.2 trillion of UK assets exclude harmful industries such as tobacco and arms second only to Switzerland (€2.3trn) The largest single style/country combination is…

Read More
Learn more
Load more