In May 2022, BEIS, DEFRA and HMT published a call for evidence ahead of the UK government’s update to its Green Finance Strategy, expected later…

The UK’s inaugural green gilt issuance, which was supported by the Impact Investing Institute, has been honoured by the Climate Bonds Initiative with their Largest Green Sovereign Bond and the Sovereign Green Market Pioneer awards.   

The Finance for Impact Summit on Monday, 18 July 2022 will bring together leaders of finance, business, governments and other institutions from around the world to discuss how we can better harness finance for the good of people and the planet. This one-day event will be held in person at Mansion House in London, and streamed live to a global audience.

The Leadership Council, in partnership with the charity pilotlight, have published a new report, The Great British Talent Swap, calling for a sharing of talent and experience between the charitable and commercial sectors.

Held in partnership with the University of Glasgow, this event will feature two panel discussions focusing on issues which are central to the ongoing development of sustainable finance in the UK: green bonds, and fiduciary duty and sustainable investment.

As part of the “All4Climate – Italy 2021” programme and co-hosted with Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, this event will explore how innovative green bonds that associate financing for climate action with social benefits can be mobilised to finance a just transition to net-zero.

The Impact Taskforce, established under the UK’s 2021 presidency of the G7, is pleased to announce the group’s members.

The new Taskforce is composed of global leaders from the world of business, public policy, and the social sector, including senior figures from BlackRock, Temasek, Schroders, Mahindra Group, Morgan Stanley, S&P Global, BASF, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.

What are the social impacts of the transition to a net-zero world? How can we mobilise private sector capital to deliver a Just Transition? Can impact investing be a key enabler in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Second-Party Opinions (SPOs) have an important role in debt capital markets transactions – that of providing reassurance of the issuance’s sustainability credential and mitigating the risk of greenwashing. In the world of green and sustainability linked bonds, SPOs are increasingly a requirement. Our think-in attended by SPO providers and industry stakeholders discussed the utility and impact of SPOs.

UK creates Impact Taskforce under its G7 presidency led by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and the UK’s Impact Investing Institute. The new initiative will focus on fostering and facilitating discussions and recommendations around impact transparency, integrity, and trust. The Taskforce will also investigate ways to create financial vehicles that can deliver investments for the benefit of people and the planet worldwide. In doing so, it will actively look to advance impact investment in low- and middle-income countries hit hard by the pandemic.

The Impact Investing Institute welcomes today’s announcement that the UK’s new green bond framework will include the reporting of social co-benefits, in addition to…

The Impact Investing Institute is delighted to be a founding member and act as Secretariat for the UK Treasury and Debt Management Office’s new Stakeholder Discussion Forum on green finance.