The membership body that promotes responsible investing and other finance methods, the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), have gained a member in the form of Gong Communications (Gong)
Sustainable and impact investment has grown substantially in recent years, with major investment firms such as as Standard Life, Allianz and Columbia Threadneedle opening sustainable funds that combine “doing good” with “doing well”. For over a decade, Gong has been actively working with clients to help them communicate their positive impact on the world to their stakeholders whether this has been through responsible investing, strengthening supply chain sustainability, championing workplace diversity and inclusion or contributing meaningfully to economies through responsible business growth.
Amanda Lyons, associate director at Gong Communications commented:
“Institutional and consumer appetite for responsible, sustainable financial services is growing and in the next 10-20 years, these will undoubtedly form a significant proportion of investments. Part of this journey is enabling companies to communicate how their business models are positively impacting society as well as delivering competitive returns. We are proud to join the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association and our team is looking forward to working with its members to continue promoting and developing the relationship between purpose and profitability.”
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Sustainable finance is going mainstream and we need experts to help communicate the necessary and welcome changes.
Simon Howard, Chief Executive, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Gong Communications to UKSIF. Sustainable finance is going mainstream and we need experts to help communicate the necessary and welcome changes finance is implementing- and to flag that more changes are necessary and are coming.”
UKSIF’s Good Money Week which brings together individuals, financial advisers, charities, faith, community and student groups and financial institutions to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable and ethical investment and finance begins later this month from the 30th October to 5th November 2016.