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UKSIF announces the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer
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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…

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

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UKSIF welcomes Michael Meehan as new Chair
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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,…

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

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

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

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New Study: UK leads Europe in sustainable and responsible investment
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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…

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New Government regulation makes absolutely clear existing pension scheme duty to consider ESG factors
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11/09/2018

New Government regulation makes absolutely clear existing pension scheme duty to consider ESG factors

DWP today lays new regulation requiring pension schemes to have a policy on financially material environmental, social and governance factors including climate change. Rules clarify that schemes may also develop policies on how pension savers’ values are considered. Statute now aligns with existing common law to provide absolute clarity to trustees. Schemes will be required…

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Energy transition risk will dent oil company valuations within 5 years, predict 89% of fund managers
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26/04/2018

Energy transition risk will dent oil company valuations within 5 years, predict 89% of fund managers

PRESS RELEASE – London, 25. April 2018 – Less than one year after the One Planet Summit in Paris and release of global TCFD climate disclosure recommendations, the share of fund managers that expect oil company valuations to drop as a result of energy transition risks has nearly doubled to 89%, up from 46% in…

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EU makes far-reaching recommendations to grow sustainable finance
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31/01/2018

EU makes far-reaching recommendations to grow sustainable finance

Most comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance ever proposed is published today EU draws up critical plan to address the negative economic impact of crises such as climate change and poverty  31 January 2018, London: The EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on sustainable finance today published its full recommendations for the first comprehensive EU strategy…

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