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Policy & Regulation, UK
November 28, 2023

FCA adds extra label to finalised Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has added a fourth label to the SDR to account for funds that have ‘mixed goals’, and launched a consultation...
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Policy & Regulation
November 23, 2023

Will COP28 help restore faith in voluntary carbon markets?

Despite taking a reputational battering this year, carbon markets are on the agenda at COP28 as one of the global solutions to climate change
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Policy & Regulation, UK
November 22, 2023

Autumn Statement: UK government makes green spending pledges and outlines electricity grid reforms

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt unveiled a series of spending pledges targeting green energy in his Autumn Statement, though some say these lack sufficient...
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EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
November 22, 2023

EU, UK and other regulators intensify scrutiny of ESG rating providers

Policymakers in Europe and the UK intend to regulate the sector to boost transparency and consistency, while some ESG rating agencies have already updated parts...
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Policy & Regulation, UK
November 16, 2023

Fund managers falling short on ESG ahead of SDR unveiling, says FCA

The UK’s financial regulator says more work is needed from fund managers to embed its ‘guiding principles’ on ESG
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Steel production
Knowledge Hub, UK
November 13, 2023

UK Transition Plan Taskforce launches consultations for 7 key sectors

Following the release of its disclosure framework in October, the TPT has now launched a consultation on sector-specific guidance
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Data, EU, Policy & Regulation
November 7, 2023

In Charts: Tobacco in Article 9 and alcohol in Article 8

The average exposure of Article 9 funds to alcohol slumped at the start of the year, while Article 8 funds have steadily increased their holdings
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European Commission building and flags
EU, Interviews, Policy & Regulation
November 6, 2023

EU social taxonomy could return, but its name is ‘absolutely burnt’, says former rapporteur

Antje Schneeweiß, who worked on the EU’s social taxonomy before it was shelved last year, says that it could make a comeback under a different name
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Tree plants Kariba REDD+ project
November 1, 2023

South Pole exits troubled Kariba carbon project over quality concerns

Carbon offsets giant South Pole has terminated its partnership with Carbon Green Investments, the owner of a forest carbon project in Zimbabwe
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Data, Policy & Regulation
October 26, 2023

In Charts: Article 8 funds see €20bn in outflows

Investor interest in environmental, social and governance funds dipped in the third quarter of 2023, against a backdrop of high inflation and fears of recession, according to Morningstar
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Policy & Regulation, UK
October 23, 2023

UK government seeks industry views on ISSB Scope 3 standards

The government has issued a call for evidence on Scope 3 emissions reporting as it weighs up whether to endorse the International Sustainability Standards Board’s disclosure standards
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