The Impact Investing Institute is delighted to be a member of and act as Secretariat for the UK Treasury and Debt Management Office’s new Stakeholder Discussion Forum on green finance. This builds on our Green+ Gilt proposal last year, and we are glad to support the government as it designs its innovative green gilts and green retail savings bond.
Our Green+ Gilt proposal, developed in collaboration with the Green Finance Institute (GFI) and the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute (GRI), emphasised the potential of a green sovereign bond with well-defined social and economic benefits, such as jobs and skills development. It has the support of over 40 asset owners and investors, representing organisations with assets under management of more than £10 trillion, and influential business representative groups such as the London Stock Exchange and Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
“We look forward to continuing to support the government on green finance, including on the reporting of the social co-benefits of its green gilt series. Delivering robust, measurable social co-benefits alongside investment which will get us to net zero provides an opportunity for the UK to demonstrate global leadership in sustainable finance and respond to people’s desire to invest in a green and just recovery,” says Sarah Gordon, Chief Executive of the Impact Investing Institute.
For more information, please find the UK Treasury and Debt Management Office’s press notice here.