UKSIF Welcomes Coalition’s Commitment to Green Investment Bank

UKSIF12th May 2010

Commenting on today’s Conservative Liberal Democrat Agreement which includes proposals to create a green investment bank, Penny Shepherd MBE, chief executive of UKSIF, said:

“UKSIF welcomes the coalition’s commitment to establish a green investment bank in the UK. A green bank would play an important role in finding investment for the large scale infrastructure projects that our country needs and will do much to encourage private sector investment to these. The proposal’s inclusion, and indeed similar plans for a green bank from the Labour party, illustrates that this is now an urgent issue that cuts across party politics.

“Although these are early days for the new coalition Government, we also hope that Green ISAs will form part of the agenda, encouraging people to invest both to make money and make a difference.”

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