Government and industry urged to ‘grasp the nettle’ on sustainable investment and finance

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UKSIF13th July 2011

In Parliament today, UKSIF, the sustainable investment and finance association will call on Government, pension funds and the wider financial industry to make finance sector expertise in sustainability a strategic asset for the UK.

The trade body will say that the new Kay Review into UK equity markets, ordered by Business Secretary Vince Cable last month, alongside the upcoming replacement of the FSA, marks a unique ‘crossroads’ for UK financial markets. UKSIF will call on policy-makers and financial institutions to more explicitly embrace environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors if the UK is to retain its position as a leading financial centre.

The call will be made at an event in Parliament to celebrate UKSIF’s 20 years as the voice and support network for progressive investment and financial services.

The report “Taking Responsibility: Achieving Resilience” will be launched, calling for the UK to show global leadership in sustainable investment and finance in the next 20 years.

Read the full press release.

Read the report ‘Taking Responsibility: Achieving Resilience’.