KPMG comment on HMT's COP26 announcement on UK as world’s first net zero financial centre

Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services at KPMG UK, comments on the Chancellor's announcement.

Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services at KPMG UK.

Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services at KPMG UK, said: 

“This announcement will provide the financial services industry with a valuable set of unified metrics to measure progress towards decarbonisation and it is brave to put a gold standard in place for all companies raising funding.

“We’re pleased to see the UK lead by example by not only establishing the GFANZ initiative, but also expanding private sector commitments and supporting a science based approach to reporting standards.”


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