Policy and Regulation

Data, US
February 28, 2023

Non-white directors occupy 20% of US corporate board seats, study finds

Research by ICS shows that ethnic minority directors occupy a growing share of corporate board seats at some of the largest publicly traded companies in...
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UK
February 27, 2023

Explainer: Where does the UK stand with its taxonomy?

The British government is biding its time over legislating for its green taxonomy. The UK taxonomy, which will aim at defining environmentally sustainable investments through...
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Polar bear on ice floe. Melting iceberg and global warming
Financials, UK
February 27, 2023

UK pensions regulator threatens fines in clampdown on schemes’ ESG disclosures

The Pensions Regulator is increasing its scrutiny of pension schemes’ compliance with ESG disclosure rules. Pension schemes will be contacted by The Pensions Regulator to...
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France
February 24, 2023

BNP Paribas hit by climate lawsuit in France

Three non-profits are suing BNP Paribas for taking insufficient action to end fossil fuel financing, though the bank insists its strategy of reducing oil and...
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Energy, India
February 23, 2023

India’s renewables tendering fails to match its ambitions

While India is one of the world’s largest producers of renewable energy, its tendering process has slowed, and is at odds with government targets. India...
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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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Financials, UK
February 22, 2023

UK parliament weighs adding climate assessment to banking regulator’s duties

The Prudential Regulation Authority would be asked to consider the impact of climate change on financial stability, and review institutions’ exposure to fossil fuels, under tabled amendments to the Financial...
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Philippines
February 22, 2023

Philippine regulator unveils guidelines for SLB issuance

The Philippine’s financial markets regulator has published guidelines for the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds as it bids to boost investment in areas of ‘environmental or social concern’. The Securities and...
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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 in the EU taxonomy, aimed...
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Policy & Regulation
February 21, 2023

ISSB confirms sustainability disclosure standards effective from January 2024

ISSB references European Sustainability Reporting Standards in S1 as a source of guidance, and says standards build on ‘existing market-accepted framework’. The International Sustainability Standards Board has confirmed, at a...
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Policy & Regulation
February 21, 2023

Lula restarts Brazil’s green policy agenda

The Amazon Fund, created to combat deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, is back on track, with the US and the UK considering donations. The pledge of Brazil’s new president,...
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