Policy and Regulation

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...
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Capital Flows, Opinion, Policy & Regulation
December 8, 2021

Sustainable investment is a ‘first-world’ option

Despite some progress, the work around defining and improving sustainable investment ignores developing markets’ reality Even in the midst of a global pandemic, sustainable investing...
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Policy & Regulation
December 2, 2021

Compatibility issues to emerge as taxonomies learn the EU’s lessons

As governments like the UK seek to learn from the European bloc, experts stress the importance of interoperability Taxonomy and disclosure systems around the world...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
November 24, 2021

The problem with ESG standardisation

Global reporting frameworks are useful as long as they do not end up squeezing legitimately disparate investment strategies into a square box marked 'ESG' Standardisation...
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Nadia Ameli
Opinion, Policy & Regulation
November 17, 2021

Why climate disclosures alone will not move markets

Transparency on climate risks is important, but it will not divert capital away from fossil fuels without big structural changes to the financial system Mark...
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Capital Flows, Policy & Regulation
November 17, 2021

European pension funds commit to climate investments

As several Nordic and UK pension funds commit to clean energy and green investments by 2030, they must also navigate the increasingly important world of...
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Banque Postale CEO Philippe Heim
Interviews, Policy & Regulation
November 17, 2021

La Banque Postale's CEO on science and purpose

After becoming the first European lender approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, La Banque Postale is now looking at formally including ESG considerations in its legal status La Banque...
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Capital Flows, Data, Policy & Regulation
November 17, 2021

The developing art of measuring ESG performance

From IFRS’s newly launched International Sustainability Standards Board to CalPERS’s data convergence project, where are we in the complex and multifaceted challenge of quantifying companies’ environmental, social and governance performance? ...
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Capital Flows, Policy & Regulation
November 9, 2021

The financial reality of deforestation

More than 100 world leaders have committed to halt and reverse deforestation at COP26, but signatory and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to only stop "illegal" deforestation by 2030 has been...
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Policy & Regulation
November 9, 2021

Risks emerge from patchwork European sustainability approaches

The opportunity for regulatory arbitrage in the EU may lead to further and tighter regulatory intervention The lack of minimum standards backing up asset managers’ sustainable disclosures has created a...
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