UKSIF responds to Chancellor’s March Budget

Oscar Warwick Thompson
Oscar Warwick Thompson5th March 2021

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 to the Budget. UKSIF’s members invest in low and zero-carbon projects across the UK, and the new infrastructure bank can play a key role in crowding-in private capital to emerging green technologies and infrastructure.

UKSIF has long called for action to more fully integrate net-zero into the activity of government and regulators. We welcome today’s announcement on the updating of the Monetary Policy Committee’s remit as a starting point for the UK’s climate commitments being embedded across the UK’s regulatory system.”

Our comment was picked up in Business Green, IPE, Edie, among other trade press.