Sustainability

We influence the policy environment and evolution of regulatory frameworks to ensure the UK is positioned at the forefront of green and sustainable finance.

Thecityuk Sustainability
“The financial services industry [should look to] support the economy, businesses and the people of this country as we get back on our feet from the effects of Covid and transform the economy to support climate change. Fortunately, I know from many conversations that TheCityUK are up for the challenge.” Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England

Sustainability is a significant agenda for firms across the financial and related professional services ecosystem and cuts across all of our work. We support this by:

  • developing policy positions in relation to green and sustainable finance issues and governance
  • addressing the future shape of the UK’s regulatory, legal and tax regimes and the approach of its regulatory and supervisory authorities to the development of the UK becoming a net zero aligned financial centre
  • providing an evidence base on the UK’s role as a leading net zero aligned financial centre
  • informing bilateral and global market engagement on green and sustainable finance and the broad ESG agenda.

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The UK-based financial and related professional services industry has strong trade and investment ties with the CPTPP trade bloc and a major presence in the fast-growing Pacific Rim region. Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are all priority markets. CPTPP accession will help the UK to develop more integrated financial markets with Pacific Rim countries through deepening financial regulatory co-operation.

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News

Comment

TheCityUK strongly supports MPs’ plans for greater scrutiny of regulation

Blog

Guest blog: Why the UK must take action now to remain Europe’s top destination for financial services investment

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TheCityUK’s response to Treasury Committee Report on 'Future of financial services regulation'

Events

TheCityUK Annual Conference 2022

TheCityUK Annual Conference will take place on 30 June 2022, bringing together senior industry leaders, policymakers and regulators.

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TheCityUK National Conference 2022

Our National Conference will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 1 December 2022

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