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Fuel prices listed on a sign at a TotalEnergies petrol station in Germany. (Photo: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)
Energy, France, Litigation
May 21, 2024

TotalEnergies faces fresh threat of prosecution in new climate case

Complaint filed by non-profits targets board of directors and large shareholders, including BlackRock and Norges Bank
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Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, France, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
March 28, 2024

In Brief: EU climate policies face further backlash; UK CMA warns fashion retailers over greenwashing

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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Canada, Europe, France, Policy & Regulation, UK
March 8, 2024

In Brief: EU agrees to exit Energy Charter Treaty; climate case against Italian government dismissed

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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Europe, France, Litigation, Netherlands, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
February 23, 2024

In Brief: Zalando to remove sustainability references; Chicago sues Big Oil over climate risk deception

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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EU, France, Policy & Regulation
November 23, 2023

French banks lead opposition to finance sector’s inclusion in EU CSDDD

Negotiations on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive have resumed, but they face up an uphill struggle in the face of pushback from some...
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President Emmanuel Macron
France, Policy & Regulation
October 10, 2023

Explainer: What’s in France’s planification écologique?

France has published a multiannual plan to decarbonise its energy systems and protect nature and biodiversity. Environmentalists are concerned about the size of the proposed...
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EU, France, Georgia, Mexico, Policy & Regulation
October 4, 2023

Could the EU social taxonomy make a comeback?

Despite earlier efforts, EU proposals for a social taxonomy appear moribund. But countries such as Georgia and Mexico have launched taxonomies that include social factors, while French and other investors...
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France, Knowledge Hub, Policy & Regulation
October 3, 2023

Food companies’ ‘deplastification’ efforts too slow, say NGOs

A new report on the environmental footprint of nine French corporations says despite having green strategies in place, single-use plastic is a persistent issue
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National Assembly of France building
Europe, France, Policy & Regulation
September 22, 2023

France set to overhaul audit supervisory authority

The French High Council of Statutory Auditors will be renamed and reshaped to reflect the inclusion of non-financial audit supervision in the institute’s mandate
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France
June 15, 2023

French regulator finds only few funds report missing their ESG goals

The positive findings of a French study into asset managers’ internal audit of funds’ sustainability commitments are being questioned as too low. A study by French markets regulator the Autorité...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a conference titled 'Accelerer notre reindustrialisation' (Speed Up our reindustrialization) with some representatives of French industry at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 11 May 2023.
France, Policy & Regulation
May 12, 2023

Does Macron really want to pause environmental regulation?

French president Emmanuel Macron has attracted widespread criticism after suggesting a temporary stop to environmental rule-making in order to focus on implementation. Sustainable Views has collected some initial reactions. French...
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