US SIF Releases Statement on US Re-joining Paris Agreement
Re-joining the Paris Agreement is a critical first step in reasserting US leadership on climate change.WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2021 – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment today released a statement on the US re-joining the Paris Agreement.
Said Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF:
“We congratulate President Biden on today's inauguration as 46th President of the United States.
“We applaud his decision to re-join the Paris Agreement. It is a critical first step in reasserting US leadership on climate change.
“Sustainable investors have been addressing climate change for decades and it remains a priority issue. The US SIF Foundation's 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends found that climate change was the most important specific ESG issue considered by asset managers.
“US SIF's policy agenda includes a broad range of climate change priorities, including establishing a White House Office of Sustainable Finance and Business to galvanize further the private sector to work on issues like climate change, racial injustice and wealth inequality.
“We look forward to working with the Biden Administration on climate change and many other issues.”
About US SIF and the US SIF Foundation
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, community investing organizations and nonprofit associations.
US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational and research activities to advance the mission of US SIF.
Learn more at ussif.org.