This week, John Glen MP, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, in a presentation to the Investment Association (IA), spoke about the importance and opportunity to extend the UK’s leadership in responsible investment and strengthen the UK’s position as a leading global financial centre.
As the Economic Secretary to the Treasury outlined, a key focus for the UK’s asset management industry is to continue to build on its strengths in sustainability and responsible investment in order to tackle the challenges facing our world today, and to take advantage of the opportunities that come with it.
Brooks Macdonald thinks: “It is encouraging that sustainability and responsible investment continues to be an important part of the government’s agenda. As the Economic Secretary to the Treasury outlined today, ‘Although tackling covid-19 remains the government’s priority, having thrown into sharp relief the importance of the S in ESG, the climate crisis hasn’t gone away, and it is more important than ever that we take environmental, social and governance factors into account as we rebuild our country.’
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