Alex White, Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, reviews the role of public spending in mobilising private investment to the low carbon economy.
Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy at Legal & General Investment Management, discusses the importance of climate risk disclosure.
With Brexit negotiations kicking off and the government facing several immediate policy challenges, it would be easy for the new government to be entirely focused on short-term issues. However, it is in the UK's economic interest for the government to take a long-term view as it develops a new policy agenda, argues Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group.
The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures today issues its final recommendations. The project represents a significant milestone on the path towards a low-carbon economy, says Task Force member Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors.
Fulfilling the ambitions of the UK's environmental objectives will require significant investment in green infrastructure over the next decade. However, private finance is not currently being invested at the scale or speed required. Alex White introduces a one-year project considering how to increase this investment.
In the current climate of political uncertainty, HM Treasury has a huge role to play in supporting business expectations on the sustainability agenda and pushing the agenda forward, argues Rob Lambe, Director of the Aldersgate Group, and Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Re-Thinking.