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EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation, UK
March 8, 2023

Female participation in UK finance more than 30% down since 1997

New report highlights women's persistent challenges in reaching senior positions and mirrors the findings of similar research across Europe. Analysis from the London Stock Exchange...
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EU
March 2, 2023

EU reaches agreement over green bond standard

The proposed European green bond regulation will set out the requirements for issuers of green bonds that are aligned with the EU taxonomy. Any attempt...
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Energy, EU
March 1, 2023

EU methane regulation omits fossil fuel imports

A new report finds that EU regulation aimed at reducing methane emissions fails to factor in those associated with fossil fuels imported into the bloc....
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EU, Industrials
February 22, 2023

EU approves subsidies for ArcelorMittal’s ‘two-speed decarbonisation’

The decision to help the steelmaker to build green hydrogen-powered plants in Europe while it maintains coal-reliant production elsewhere has drawn criticism. The European Commission...
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EU
February 22, 2023

Including best-in-class planes in EU taxonomy is ‘pure greenwashing’

Non-profit T&E says aircraft manufacturers need to focus their efforts and investments on building zero-emissions planes ‘that are truly green’. The inclusion of “best-in-class” airlines...
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Energy, EU
February 21, 2023

EU Green Deal Industrial Plan: ‘We were expecting more’

Brussels’ proposals for green industrialisation lack detail and direction, say European businesses – especially compared to the hefty incentives offered by the US government and...
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February 1, 2023

Materiality assessment in ESG reporting standards needs further guidance, say EU regulators

EU financial regulators and the ECB have submitted their opinions on the first set of sustainability reporting standards, which are due to be adopted in June. The European supervisory authorities...
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EU
November 29, 2022

European sustainability standards move into final scrutiny period

EU institutions as well as the industry evaluate the bloc's first 12 draft sustainability reporting standards while the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group works on sector-specific proposals. Last week, the...
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