Policy Activity and Responses

 

A key part of our work to grow the sustainable finance industry is to respond to policy consultations and inquiries held by the Government, Parliament and regulators to develop supportive policies. We also lobby the government on key legislative and political developments.

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UKSIF, IIGCC and PRI open letter to the PM on the UK’s net-zero ambitions
21/09/2022

UKSIF, IIGCC and PRI open letter to the PM on the UK’s net-zero ambitions

The CEOs of three leading institutional investor-focused organisations – the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) – have published an open letter to the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and her government, calling for them to uphold net-zero ambition. The CEOs argue that tackling…

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UKSIF Briefing: Priorities for sustainable finance-areas for consideration for the incoming UK government
20/09/2022

UKSIF Briefing: Priorities for sustainable finance-areas for consideration for the incoming UK government

We have published a private policy briefing for the incoming government which outlines our latest policy priorities on sustainable finance We have developed this briefing in close consultation with UKSIF’s Policy Committee, and it draws on a number of recommendations from our ‘Delivering a Net-Zero Financial Centre’ report we published in May this year. The…

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UKSIF response: APPG on ESG ‘Call for Evidence’ on the UK’s ‘Green Taxonomy’
12/09/2022

UKSIF response: APPG on ESG ‘Call for Evidence’ on the UK’s ‘Green Taxonomy’

We are pleased to provide our response to the APPG’s ‘Call for evidence’ considering the UK’s ‘green taxonomy’. Our response reflects UKSIF’s perspectives on the future of the UK’s taxonomy alongside those of our members, many of which have already been reporting on the EU’s taxonomy and making preparations for the incoming UK taxonomy. In…

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UKSIF response: International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Exposure Drafts
28/07/2022

UKSIF response: International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Exposure Drafts

In our response, we urge the ISSB as a priority to retain the high ambition we currently see in the Exposure Drafts, which will be critical to facilitate financial institutions and investors’ efforts to effectively address sustainability-related risks and opportunities. With a number of years having passed since the publication of TCFD’s recommendations and the…

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UKSIF response: Transition Plan Taskforce, ‘Call for Evidence’-A Sector-Neutral Framework for private sector transition plans
12/07/2022

UKSIF response: Transition Plan Taskforce, ‘Call for Evidence’-A Sector-Neutral Framework for private sector transition plans

UKSIF welcomes the opportunity to respond to this Call for Evidence to help identify some of the key elements and principles that we believe should inform all companies’ climate transition plans. Climate transition plans will play a vital part in helping ensure delivery of companies’ stated ambitions to reach net-zero, and assist investors and wider…

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UKSIF response: Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the financial sector and the UK’s net zero transition
30/06/2022

UKSIF response: Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the financial sector and the UK’s net zero transition

UKSIF is pleased to respond to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry considering the role of financial institutions in winding down the financing of fossil fuel extraction, and promoting the transition to green energy in pursuit of the Government’s climate and environment targets. Our response to this inquiry draws on a number of perspectives outlined in…

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UKSIF response: Update to UK’s Green Finance Strategy – ‘Call for Evidence’
23/06/2022

UKSIF response: Update to UK’s Green Finance Strategy – ‘Call for Evidence’

UKSIF is pleased to respond to the government’s Call for Evidence to support the update of the UK’s Green Finance Strategy. Three years on from the original Strategy, and just over six months on from the UK’s hosting of COP26 last year, now is the opportune moment to consider how the UK can continue to…

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UKSIF, IIGCC and PRI open letter to government: future of UK’s ‘green taxonomy’
21/06/2022

UKSIF, IIGCC and PRI open letter to government: future of UK’s ‘green taxonomy’

The CEOs of three leading institutional investor-focused organisations – the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) – have published an open letter to the UK government, expressing strong opposition to the possible inclusion of natural gas activities in the UK’s ‘green…

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UKSIF outlines vision to help the UK become the ‘world’s first net-zero financial centre’
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 response: HM Treasury Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review
09/02/2022

UKSIF response: HM Treasury Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review

UKSIF is pleased to respond to Treasury’s ‘Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review: Proposals for Reform.’ UKSIF and our members see this Review playing a hugely important role in ensuring we can continue to have a world-leading regulatory framework in place to promote the success of the UK’s thriving sustainable finance sector. In our response,…

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