CzechSIF and POLSIF join Eurosif

11 October 2023

Sustainable investment forums from Czechia and Poland join Eurosif as full and observer members respectively.

CzechSIF and POLSIF have joined Eurosif, the leading pan-European sustainable investment organisation, marking a significant milestone for the growth of the sustainable investment and finance industry in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region.

Will Oulton, Chairman of Eurosif, commented: “I am delighted to welcome CzechSIF as a full member of Eurosif and POLSIF as an observer. I very much look forward to working with Julian and his colleagues at CzechSIF and to engaging with and supporting Krzysztof and the POLSIF team.  As the European regulatory financial landscape continues to evolve, bringing implementation challenges for the whole industry, the addition of new sustainable investment forums in Czechia and Poland further strengthens Eurosif’s influence with policymakers and regulators and adds to the range and depth of expertise across Eurosif’s growing membership base.”

Julian Toth, CEO of CzechSIF said: “Eurosif plays a crucial role in connecting and supporting Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs) across diverse European regions at varying stages of financial sustainability integration. Being part of Eurosif is immensely valuable, providing access to a wealth of resources and information, as well as practical insights and strategies from other like-minded organisations. This has been particularly advantageous for regions like ours, still in the early stages of embracing sustainable finance principles.”

Krzysztof Kaminski, Chairman of the POLSIF Board commented: “We have discussed this project for a few months but finally made it a reality and I am very glad to be able to set up our association and join the Eurosif community so fast. In this way our financial industry will be able to have a clear voice on the agenda of EU regulatory consultations and receive the opportunity to learn from each other & exchange best practices with our European partners. The Polish financial sector is strongly engaged in sustainable transformation and the integration of ESG into investment processes.”

CzechSIF and POLSIF’s members will now have the opportunity to work closely with the Eurosif team and other members of the association during this period of significant regulatory change. The expertise and perspectives of industry experts from Czechia and Poland will strengthen Eurosif and its influence with policymakers across Europe.