Posted: 1 Jul 2021 Resource Type: Research Report Download Back There have been strong pushes to ramp up sustainable finance all over the world, but many markets lack the comprehensive ecosystem for sustainable finance to take off. The UK offers a well-developed ecosystem featuring international participants, strong expertise, great size and depth of capital and strong policy support. It has all the ingredients to become the go-to location for both UK and international issuers, investors and professional services providers to tap into the sustainable finance opportunities. UK financial services businesses are ready to contribute their strengths to mobilising and scaling up sustainable finance in the UK and across the world, driving forward the transition to a greener, more sustainable future. Alderman William Russell Rt Hon Lord Mayor of the City of London Catherine McGuinness Policy Chair of the City of London Corporation The UK’s comprehensive green finance ecosystem Participants Roles in sustainable finance UK’s strengths and offers Government and regulators Build a ‘green’ financial system through policy and regulations to drive momentum for sustainable finance • Targeted policies and regulations to systematically change the financial system • Thought leadership by promoting best practices in the UK and internationally Market infrastructures and domestic standard-setting bodies Provide platforms and tools to commercialise and scale sustainable finance • Pioneers in innovations of platforms and tools • Ideal location for knowledge exchange • Thought leadership through standard setting and promoting ESG integration Investors and investment managers Invest with sustainability factors in considerations and invest for positive impacts • Great size and depth of international capital pool • Strong capability in implementing sustainable investment strategy Corporates and issuers Supply green finance opportunities by developing qualified projects and products • Strong ESG awareness and integration • The hub for both UK and international issuers Services providers Provide supporting services to investors and issuers • The global financial centre with top talents and expertise in sustainable finance • Innovative solutions for sustainable finance #1 London tops the world in sustainable finance services and knowledge 1st G20 country to pursue full mandatory TCFD disclosure £40 bn Estimated investment in UK infrastructure required per year on average in the next 10 years to net zero £55 bn The value of responsible investment (RI) funds under management in 2020 Mobilising private capital to reach net zero It's estimated that US$1-2 trillion a year is needed to achieve net zero by 2050. With COP26 in Glasgow approaching, the UK has an opportunity to show leadership in financing the transition to net zero. Read 'Mobilising private capital to reach net zero' Share: Share to LinkedIn LinkedIn Share to Twitter Twitter Share to Facebook Facebook Share to WeChat WeChat Share to WhatsApp WhatsApp Share to Email Email Download Related content Multimedia Green Horizon Perspectives: Unlocking Transition Jul 2021 - This inaugural 90-minute virtual event celebrated the United States re-joining the Paris Agreement and the sense of global optimism brought about by their renewed commitment to the climate crisis. Green Horizon Perspectives: Unlocking Transition Thought Piece Mobilising private capital to reach net zero Jun 2021 - The Energy Transitions Commission estimates that US$1-2 trillion (1%-1.5% of global GDP) a year is needed to achieve net zero by 2050. With COP26 in Glasgow approaching, the UK has an opportunity to show leadership in financing the transition to net zero. Mobilising private capital to reach net zero Case Study Sero: on a mission to decarbonise the UK's building stock Jun 2021 - Through partnerships with developers, housebuilders and landlords, Sero builds and retro fits zero carbon homes using its own proprietary technology. We spoke to James Williams, CEO at Sero, about the company's expansion plans and how the net zero ambitions of the Welsh government have kickstarted its early growth. Sero: on a mission to decarbonise the UK's building stock Case Study Redington aims to help make 100m pension savers financially secure. Jun 2021 - Redington is an independent investment consultancy providing a broad range of outcome orientated advice to some of the world's largest institutional investors. We spoke to Mitesh Sheth, CEO at Redington, about the firm's growth plans and how being UK-based has helped its expansion into international markets. Redington aims to help make 100m pension savers financially secure.