UKSIF briefing paper: UK ‘Code of Conduct’ for ESG data and ratings

Oscar Warwick Thompson
Oscar Warwick Thompson11th October 2022

On 21 September, UKSIF convened a group of our ESG data and ratings provider members at a private roundtable to consider the upcoming development of a UK ‘Code of Conduct’ for the market. We saw this as an opportunity for a wide group of market representatives to contribute their perspectives on various issues relating to the Code, including the extent to which it could draw on global initiatives and work, such as IOSCO’s paper published last year.

We were joined by the FCA’s ESG Policy & Advisory team, who provided an update on the regulator’s work on the UK’s Code. Following this, we held a ‘members-only’ discussion on various aspects of the Code, including: its links to IOSCO’s recommendations and the work of regulators from across various markets, priorities for the Code to focus on, how it may interact with formal regulation, among other areas. This discussion with members was reflected in a private briefing that was shared with the FCA, and we hope this will mark a valuable contribution to their work on the Code.

While the briefing is strictly private, do please feel free to reach out to UKSIF’s policy team should you wish to discuss further the FCA’s work on a ‘Code of Conduct’: Oscar Warwick Thompson, Head of Policy and Communications, at or Heidi Douglas-Osborn, Policy Manager, at

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