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UKSIF opens nominations for new Chair as Michael Meehan announces departure
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21/06/2022

UKSIF opens nominations for new Chair as Michael Meehan announces departure

UKSIF, the UK’s leading sustainable finance network has announced the opening of nominations for Chair, following the announcement that Michael Meehan is to step down after three successful years in post. Under Meehan’s tenure, during which the organisation celebrated its 30th anniversary, UKSIF has seen the recruitment of a new Chief Executive, James Alexander, a…

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UKSIF wins ESG Clarity Award
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15/06/2022

UKSIF wins ESG Clarity Award

UKSIF is delighted to have won the award for “Best NGO Supporting ESG Investment Services” at the ESG Clarity 2022 Awards, at a ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. All award winners had been subject to a strict judging process via an independent panel of industry experts and investment professionals, as well as…

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UKSIF outlines vision to help the UK become the ‘world’s first net-zero financial centre’
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10/05/2022

UKSIF outlines vision to help the UK become the ‘world’s first net-zero financial centre’

UKSIF, the UK’s leading membership organisation for sustainable finance, has today (10 May) launched a flagship report outlining the UK sustainable finance sector’s vision for how the UK can become the ‘world’s first net-zero financial centre’. The report, Delivering a net-zero financial centre: Recommendations from UKSIF’s ‘net-zero inquiry’, is a direct response to the UK…

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

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UKSIF responds to The Pension Regulator’s Climate Strategy publication
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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…

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UKSIF responds to Chancellor’s March Budget
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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…

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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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