Green infrastructure is emerging as an increasingly significant asset class, with opportunities driven by both regulation and changes in supply and demand. This is a key finding of the report “The Future of Sustainable Investment: Green Infrastructure“, published by the UK┬áSustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF)┬áprior to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”).

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At a seminar today organised jointly with the City of London Corporation and the United Nations Environment Programem Finance Unitiative (UNEP FI), the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has announced its support for two key investor initiatives for the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

The Natural Capital Declaration, the first initiative, is a statement by the financial sector on its commitment to work towards integrating environmental criteria into financial products and services.

The second initiative is the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition which is seeking a global convention on corporate sustainability reporting at Rio+20.

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