A new report out today from TheCityUK and Imperial College Business School makes the case for the UK to better seize the opportunities presented by its position as a leading centre for green finance. It argues that the sector should become an integral part of mainstream financial markets and a core element of global capital markets.
'Growing green finance' argues that the sector should become an integral part of mainstream financial markets and a core element of global capital markets.
It also makes a major contribution to the understanding of the asset class by setting out a definition of what can and cannot be considered ‘green finance’.
Likening the excitement around green finance to the buzz around emerging markets 20 years ago, the report’s authors call for the wider financial services industry to take notice of this important, but often little-understood, asset class. They underline the UK’s pioneering role in developing green finance and emphasise the advantages of securing investment returns, while also delivering positive environmental outcomes.