Ben Nelmes of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) will give a brief overview of the policy developments that will shape and grow the market for sustainable and responsible investing in the coming years. This will include an overview of:
- The EU taxonomy and EU Ecolabel
- Proposed amendments to the suitability assessment under MiFID II
- The EU’s disclosure regulation, insofar as it affects financial advisers
- Forthcoming FCA rules for contract-based pension schemes
- Forthcoming duties on large UK pension schemes to consider climate-related risk
By tuning in to the webinar, you should come away with:
- A basic understanding of what the EU Ecolabel is, what the EU taxonomy is, and what it means about the underlying products it certifies
- An awareness of the new regulatory duties on advisers which are coming in the EU under the disclosure regulation and under changes to the MiFID II suitability assessment
- An awareness of how the UK institutional market may be changed by tightening regulatory requirements
About Ben Nelmes
Ben Nelmes leads UKSIF’s public policy work, focusing on how to put sustainability at the heart of the UK financial system. Before joining UKSIF, Ben worked as an adviser to a senior politician, focusing on the environment, sustainability and exiting the EU. He also worked in the House of Lords, for a think tank, and for an MEP. Ben has a degree in philosophy from King’s College London.
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is the membership organisation for those in the finance industry committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK. UKSIF’s vision is a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment. UKSIF was created in 1991 and has over 240 members and affiliates including financial advisers, institutional and retail fund managers, pension funds, banks, research providers, consultants and NGOs.