Wednesday, 3 October 2007

15 years of the UK Social Investment Forum

Anyone interested in SRI in the UK will have come across UKSIF at some point. This is their 15th year of operation and this report provides a history of the organisation. I first came across them around 1998 when the Government first trailed its plans to introduce the disclosure amendment to the Pensions Act requiring to disclose their policy (if any) on SRI and shareholder voting. It was also the first time I realised how conservative the pensions industry is, as even this modest proposal resulted in a ridiculous and hysterial reaction.

UKSIF continues to do interesting work, such as the ongoing sustainable pensions project. They also held an interesting event recently on the psychological (ie behavioural) barriers to the adoption of SRI by pension funds.

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