Policy and Regulation

Policy & Regulation
May 26, 2022

Regulatory Round-up: ISSB’s digital taxonomy, TNFD’s consultations, delayed timeline for the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market

The International Sustainability Standards Board is consulting on how best to make ESG data machine-readable from the start once it publishes its forthcoming sustainability disclosure...
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Policy & Regulation
May 26, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: SEC proposes disclosures and 'names rule' for ESG funds

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed more specific ESG disclosures for investment managers and advisers and an update to existing rules to prevent...
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Policy & Regulation
May 26, 2022

UK fines more than 30 companies for climate change scheme breaches

Fines for British companies are announced as the government prepares to toughen up its emissions trading scheme and research shows a sharp rise in the...
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Litigation, Policy & Regulation
May 26, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: Bank of England publishes green stress test results

The Bank of England’s much-anticipated climate change stress test exercise has revealed that UK banks and insurers would take a big, but manageable, hit from...
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Policy & Regulation
May 25, 2022

SEC’s actions on greenwashing align the US with the EU

The US financial regulator’s fining of BNY Mellon for allegedly misrepresenting ESG information brings Washington closer to Brussels on sustainable finance work. Asset managers are...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
May 24, 2022

Pension fund focus on ESG opens questions over insurer back books

Billions of assets purchased by insurers to back UK retirement promises have the potential to drive corporate progress on issues such as climate change, and...
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Policy & Regulation
May 24, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: Central banks network NGFS urges regulators to scrutinise corporate transition plans

The influential Network for Greening the Financial System has become the latest body to suggest that regulators may need to scrutinise companies’ climate transition plans so they can then impose new capital...
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Policy & Regulation
May 23, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: Australia’s new climate policy

Australia’s election of a Labor prime minister, Anthony Albanese, promises a major shift in its position on ESG matters such as climate change after the departure of the previous government,...
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Policy & Regulation
May 19, 2022

Regulatory Round-up: ISSB’s capital markets disclosures, UK’s CBAM, China’s ESG disclosures

The International Sustainability Standards Board, created at COP26 six months ago, says it is on track to deliver the first stage of its global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the...
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Policy & Regulation
May 19, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: UN publishes study on short-term climate scenarios for finance

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the UK-based National Institute of Economic and Social Research think-tank have published a report outlining short-term scenarios that could threaten the financial system....
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Finance, Policy & Regulation
May 18, 2022

Green bond proposals could hamper issuance, EU warned

Capital markets professionals warn that strict requirements for taxonomy alignment and disclosures could slow the rapid growth of the green bond market. Proposed changes to the European green bond standard...
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