On 3 February 2021, HM Treasury issued guidance concerning a joint statement on the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF).

The IPSF was launched on 18 October 2019. Its members are public authorities in charge of developing environmentally sustainable finance policies in Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong SAR of PRA), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the European Union.

The IPSF aims to:

  • Exchange and spread information to promote best practices in environmentally sustainable finance.
  • Compare the different initiatives and identify barriers and opportunities to help scale up environmentally sustainable finance internationally.
  • While respecting national and regional contexts, enhance international coordination where appropriate on environmentally sustainable finance issues. Members are free to go further and align initiatives and approaches.