Articles written by Marie Kemplay

Capital Flows
July 27, 2022

Surge in sovereign wealth funds and central banks adopting ESG policies

Invesco’s Global Sovereign Asset Management Study finds a major leap in sovereign wealth funds and central banks adopting ESG policies in the past five years....
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Sector Focus
July 26, 2022

Putting the ‘social’ into pension investing

Compared to environmental considerations, social factors have often been underrepresented in pension funds’ investment decisions. There are signs this is beginning to change. Earlier this...
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Policy & Regulation
July 25, 2022

UK local authorities face financial and technical challenges in supporting transition to net zero

Local authorities face ‘financing, financial advisory, and project development’ challenges in supporting the transition to a net zero economy, says new report. Local authorities need...
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Capital Flows
July 25, 2022

Climate adaptation spending is increasing – but not fast enough

In his now infamous presentation at a Financial Times conference, HSBC Asset Management’s former head of responsible investing, Stuart Kirk, suggested there should be more...
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Policy & Regulation
July 25, 2022

Regulatory briefing: FSB faces US backlash on climate risk proposals

The Financial Stability Board’s interim report on climate-related risks has drawn fire from US-based business and banking advocacy groups as the debate in the country...
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Policy & Regulation
July 25, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: ECB warns on climate-related risks of crypto mining

In future, what limited renewable energy is available for mining cryptocurrencies is likely to be diverted away from the highly energy-intensive bitcoin sector, the European...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: EU overstated climate spending by €72bn, says ECA

The EU missed its self-imposed target of spending at least 20 per cent of its 2014–2020 budget on “climate action”, according to the European Court of Auditors. A special report...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Pressure grows for better ESG regulation following DWS raid

The resignation of DWS’s chief executive, following allegations the asset manager provided misleading information about ‘green’ investments, has further highlighted the severity of these issues. Global regulators are facing renewed...
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Sector Focus
June 1, 2022

Climate tech sector fills carbon reporting gap for smaller companies

A new generation of climate techs is creating innovative ways for businesses of all sizes to manage carbon emissions monitoring and reporting – and, ultimately, drive emissions down. Companies big...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: ESMA outlines guidance to combat investment fund greenwashing

The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued a supervisory briefing outlining the approach it expects national financial regulators in the EU to take on supervising “investment funds with sustainability...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

ESMA asset management ESG guidance could shift supervisory approach

The EU’s securities markets regulator has issued guidance for supervision of sustainability disclosures. National regulators for EU member states are being encouraged to tighten their supervision of sustainable investment funds...
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