CFA UK welcomes Advisory Group's report, helping to grow a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK

Tuesday 14 November 2017

CFA UK welcomes the publication of  the report on Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK. The report, published today, has been developed by a government Advisory Group, chaired by Elizabeth Corley – a Fellow of CFA UK and a member of CFA Institute’s Board of Governors – and in which Will Goodhart, CFA UK’s chief executive was involved. The report makes recommendations designed to improve access, strengthen competence and build momentum to support the market’s development.

Says Will: “We’re moving beyond ESG towards positive impact. It’s exciting to be part of the evolution towards more purposeful financial markets.”

Field and focus group research demonstrates that there is a strong and growing interest in social impact investment. The challenge now is to grow and channel that interest while protecting the integrity of the market and consumers’ interests. The report makes a number of specific recommendations in relation to educating investment professionals – as well as other communities within the value chain – and CFA UK looks forward to playing a role in ensuring that the right educational products and services are made available.

You can download a copy of the report here

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Part of the worldwide network of member societies of CFA Institute, CFA UK represents the interests of 12,000 investment professionals in the United Kingdom.