Policy and Regulation

Policy & Regulation
February 22, 2022

Finding a universal definition of greenwashing

As the number of sustainable investment products grows, the European Securities and Markets Authority seeks to define the term ‘greenwashing’
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Policy & Regulation
February 22, 2022

Regulatory round-up

Welcome back to our regulation tracker, where we aim to monitor policymakers’ latest views and actions on all things sustainable finance – as well as...
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Policy & Regulation
February 17, 2022

Regulatory round-up

Welcome back to our regulation tracker, where we aim to monitor policymakers’ latest views and actions on all things sustainable finance – as well as...
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Finance, Policy & Regulation
February 17, 2022

Big growth in Asia-Pacific’s ESG finance set to speed up standardisation

With the region’s sustainable debt market nearly tripling last year, formal guidelines and definitions look likely to follow as policymakers are urged to express a...
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Policy & Regulation
February 10, 2022

Can ESG investors afford to ignore 'high stakes' Chinese markets?

With many investors still underweight on the Asian superpower, policy tailwinds are opening up large avenues for sustainable capital. However, experts warn that getting the...
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Policy & Regulation
February 10, 2022

Regulatory round-up

Welcome to our regulation tracker, where we aim to monitor policymakers’ latest views and actions on all things sustainable finance – as well as the...
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Policy & Regulation
February 10, 2022

Preparing for Mifid II sustainability preference regulations

Later this year, new Mifid rules will require investment firms to account for clients' sustainability preferences. However, the industry may not be ready for this change In June 2020, the...
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Finance, 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 own activity in this area...
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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 power in its taxonomy, pending...
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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 finance is evolving quickly around...
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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 the COP26 climate conference in...
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