UKSIF's James Alexander: 'Gas should not be included in green taxonomy'

Pushing for a 'just' transition

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James Alexander of UKSIF

The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association CEO James Alexander speaks with Alex Rolandi about why gas should not be included in the UK’s ‘green taxonomy’, greenwashing in investment, the cost-of-living crisis and why a ‘just’ transition to net zero is crucial.

From UKSIF's perspective, the UK's ‘green taxonomy' is the underpinning of the entire disclosure and sustainability network set to be built out in the country, chief executive James Alexander tells Investment Week. The organisation is currently in the process of advising the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority on what those structures and frameworks should be, to ensure transparency in the so-called transition to net zero. "One of the most important things for us is that this has got to be robust," Alexander says. "And part of what we're trying to do is tackle greenwashing, a...

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