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the sustainable, responsible and ethical investment information hub

Independent Sustainable and Ethical investment resources

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This site, as well as our sister site, sriServices, offers an extensive range of SRI and ethical investment support information for the financial advisory community .

Some key page links to resources on this site are:

 

Recent UK  (and related) regulatory developments 

  • UK Green Horizons ambitions overview.  UK Govt announces green bond for 2021. UK Govt commits to mandate TCFD by 2025, PRA to start climate stress tests June 2021. “On the road to Glasgow, we will focus on the three Rs – reporting, risk management and return – to help unlock the private financial flows that are vital to the transition,” said Carney. (November 2020)
  • Investment Market review – Investment Association annual review
  • Follow COP26 progress here – rescheduled to 1-12 November 2021 (Glasgow)
  • UK government adopts CCC recommendation of ‘net zero carbon emissions by 2050’ (June 2019)
  • New DWP pension trustees rules require schemes to say how they take ESG issues & climate change into account in SIP – plus how they undertake stewardship & consider additional ‘non financial matters’ (October 2019)
  • ‘External’ Finance industry link and events of  note (including ‘archive’ links)
  • Climate Change – Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • ESMA issue technical advice to the European Commission on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II (April 2019)
  • UK launches Green Finance Strategy & GFI announces plans to collaborate with UKSIF (July 2019)
  • FCA & PRA form Climate Financial Risk Forum (March 2019)
  • Bank of England climate change resource area here
  • Pension Actuaries Climate Risk warning letter

 

International  & EU legislation, regulation, reports and norms 

For information on fund performance see:

Other useful information sources of information about ethical, social and environmental issues include:

Fund Manager ‘issues’ articles:

  • Cyber security and responsible investment – from Sarasin & Partners (May 2017)

Information on pension options from external sources:

Information for charities

Guidance – CC14 and further links here

See www.sriServices.co.uk  for information on earlier developments

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