Policy and Regulation

Capital Flows, Policy & Regulation
February 3, 2022

UK looks to regulate embodied carbon in real estate

A British lawmaker's proposal to cap whole life emissions on new constructions follows other countries' similar initiatives – as well as the UK financial sector's...
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Policy & Regulation
February 3, 2022

ESG news: February 3 edition

EU pushes ahead with taxonomy proposal for gas and nuclear As anticipated, on Wednesday, the European Commission approved plans to include natural gas and nuclear...
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Policy & Regulation
February 3, 2022

ESG regulation still fails to harmonise markets

Growing regulatory activity around sustainable finance has so far led to fragmentation, rather than harmonisation, and created opportunities for 'rules shopping' The regulation of sustainable...
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Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Investors face new rules to protect forests

As a series of anti-deforestation regulations faces investors in coming years, experts look to the steps needed to match world leaders’ commitments with reality At...
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Interviews, Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Next steps for ISSB and ESG disclosures

As accounting standards-setter IFRS’s International Sustainability Standards Board works on creating a new ESG reporting framework that is as widely accepted – and as widely...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Supply chain risks and ESG compliance

The introduction of a compliance-related approach to financial crime enforcement, where liability may be triggered by actions far down a supply chain, will likely be...
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Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund exemplifies wider net zero issues

As the fund adopts a net zero target for its stocks and focuses on engagement, questions remain on whether its climate risk strategy is ambitious enough Norway's Government Pension Fund...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
January 19, 2022

Europe's gas crisis and the green transition

While the debate over EU plans to include gas and nuclear as transition fuels in its green taxonomy rages on, Sustainable Views looks into the real prospects for both sources...
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Capital Flows, Policy & Regulation
January 12, 2022

Sustainability-linked derivatives markets primed for growth

Derivatives with sustainability targets attached to them are becoming more common, but are they really an effective tool for improving a company’s sustainability? Marie Kemplay reports on structuring and regulatory...
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Alberto dePaoli
Interviews, Policy & Regulation
December 15, 2021

Enel: zero emissions and fully 'electrified' by 2040

The multinational energy group does not believe in offsetting and plans to get all its business and retail customers to abandon gas as it aims to cut emissions to zero...
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Capital Flows, Policy & Regulation
December 8, 2021

The future of ESG thematic funds

Specialist funds that seek to target a specific environmental, social or governance issue are growing in popularity in the investor community  Last month, Credit Suisse announced that it had partnered...
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