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Fund EcoMarket

the sustainable, responsible and ethical investment information hub

Further Sustainable and ethical investment resources

sun and clouds iStock_000004631244XSmallFor financial advisers and financial services professionals:

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:

‘External’ Finance industry link and events of  note (including ‘archive’ links):

Investment Market review – Investment Association annual review

Recent UK  (and related) regulatory developments 

  • 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)
  • 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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