Policy and Regulation

UK houses and wind turbines
Policy & Regulation, UK
February 8, 2024

Labour drops green investment plans in favour of fiscal discipline

The UK Labour party has pledged to invest £5bn a year in green investments, a paltry sum compared with its previous promise of £28bn 
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EU, Indonesia, Policy & Regulation
February 8, 2024

EU Deforestation Regulation dubbed a ‘double-edged sword’ for global palm oil markets

Indonesia and Malaysia have called the EUDR ‘discriminatory and punitive’, and threatened to file a WTO complaint against the EU
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Solar panel farm
EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
February 7, 2024

EU agrees Net Zero Industry Act

The EU hopes the NZIA will boost investment in clean technologies and reduce the union’s reliance on imports, notably from China
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EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
February 6, 2024

EU says proposal for 90% emissions cut by 2040 provides ‘investment predictability’

The European Commission has proposed reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040, but environmental campaigners are concerned about the focus on carbon capture...
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EU flags outside European parliament
EU, Policy & Regulation
February 6, 2024

EU ESG law should end ratings ‘wild west’ and ‘boost’ investor confidence

Agreement on EU regulation offers the possibility for separate E, S and G ratings
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ExxonMobil signage
Energy, Financials, Sector Focus, US
February 6, 2024

ExxonMobil sets ‘chilling’ precedent after suing shareholder climate proposal out of existence

Dutch investment activist group Follow This and investment adviser Arjuna Capital have withdrawn a shareholder climate proposal after ExxonMobil filed a lawsuit against them
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Wind turbines in a field
Policy & Regulation
February 5, 2024

More guidelines on ESG ratings risk fragmentation

Many countries are establishing non-binding guidelines, with firmer regulation on the horizon
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Policy & Regulation
February 2, 2024

In Brief: German ministers oppose EU CSDDD; Polish energy giant Enea sued for lack of due diligence

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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Japan, Policy & Regulation
January 31, 2024

Why Japan’s ‘shaming’ reforms could spark investor activism and hostile takeovers

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has updated its governance rules, and hopes its monthly listing of compliant companies will persuade others to follow
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Australia, Policy & Regulation
January 30, 2024

Australia’s climate disclosure law shows ‘high ambition’ for sustainable finance

Traditionally considered a climate laggard, Australia should soon be brought closer to leaders in the field, such as the EU, by proposed government legislation
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Workers installing solar panels
EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
January 29, 2024

IPCC report author urges governments to relax spending discipline amid climate backlash

Countries should spend as much as 10% of their GDP on climate action, the equivalent in the UK in 2021 of £312bn, argues Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author François...
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