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Network set up to promote SRI across Europe

Jupiter head of environmental research unit Emma Howard Boyd will become the founding chair of the European Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum.

The forum aims to promote SRI across Europe and will co-ordinate the work of other forums in Germany, Italy, France and Holland.

Howard Boyd says: “Recent studies have shown that despite the importance of green issues in Europe the development of SRI in Europe lags behind both the US and the UK. With the growth of SRI expected to accelerate across Europe, EuroSIF is ideally placed to help facilitate this.”


Prepared for the take-off?

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L&G offers carry forward/carry back tool

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Flexible adviser remuneration

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&#39Baby bonds&#39 for all but single firm for gateway

Providers from across the market would be encouraged to offer child trust funds while the savings gateway would be limited to one provider under Treasury proposals released in its Pre-Budget Report.The child trust fund would either be available through an open market where providers could compete to offer the products or a limited pool of […]


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