Sustainable Investment

In celebration of the UK’s national ‘Good Money Week’ for sustainable investment, EMG was recently invited to attend the high-profile UKSIF event held at the House of Commons (UK parliament) in London.

Hosted by Dr Julian Huppert MP and moderated by Simon Howard, Chief Executive of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), this prestigious event at the Houses of Parliament brought together professionals and executives from a wide range of member organizations from the UK’s financial and investment sector. Discussion included aspects of long-term sustainable investment such as the environment, human rights and corporate governance.

Key presentations were provided by Dr Julian Huppert (Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge and a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Investment), Barry Gardiner (Labour MP for Brent North and Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment), Caroline Lucas (Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, and a member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee) and Laura Sandys (Conservative MP for South Thanet, former PPS to Greg Barker and former member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee).

Huppert: “I’m delighted to be supporting Good Money Week to raise awareness for responsible investment. ‘Good Money’ can benefit the public, businesses and society as a whole and has a positive impact on the environment. I would encourage everyone – the public, those in government and people within the industry – to become involved in this campaign.”

Good Money Week (19 to 25 October) raises awareness of responsible, ethical and sustainable investment, and assists people to make appropriate investment decisions which have a positive impact on environment and society while maintaining financial performance. Formerly known as National Ethical Investment Week, it is an initiative of UKSIF, of which EMG is an affiliate member.

EMG has been a member of UKSIF since 2012, and is also a member of its overarching membership body EUROSIF. To read about EMG’s visit to EUROSIF’s recent annual meeting in Brussels, please click here.