Policy and Regulation

Policy & Regulation
April 12, 2022

Accounting for climate risks in financial statements 

As AGM season approaches, a number of investors are putting audit committee chairs on notice due to their continued omission of climate risks in financial...
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Policy & Regulation
April 12, 2022

EC recognises the formal link between fossil fuels and fast fashion

The EU imposes greater scrutiny into materials and product waste through the introduction of 'extended product responsibility' in its newly launched sustainable textiles strategy. “Fast...
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Policy & Regulation
April 12, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive should force companies to disclose transition plans, say major investor groups. Last week, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum...
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Policy & Regulation
April 7, 2022

Regulatory round-up

New nuclear and oil and gas projects are part of the UK's energy security strategy announced yesterday. Under the plans, in addition to greater investments...
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Policy & Regulation
April 6, 2022

Lack of integrity undermines Australia's carbon markets

Criticism of Australia's carbon offset scheme offers guidance on what not to do, as the integrity of carbon markets is questioned. For Australia to meet...
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Policy & Regulation
April 5, 2022

ESG ratings under regulatory scrutiny

While European policymakers request greater transparency on sustainable investment, the role of rating agencies warrants further examination. Under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, investors...
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Litigation, Policy & Regulation
April 5, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s just-published Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change report warns that missing the 1.5C Paris Agreement goal is now “almost inevitable” but says policymakers...
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Policy & Regulation
March 31, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The International Sustainability Standards Board has published its first two proposals for the creation of global disclosure standards, and has opened a consultation with market participants. The first document sets...
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Policy & Regulation
March 31, 2022

Biodiversity catching up to climate as EU advisers outline details on taxonomy

The publication of technical guidance on the EU green taxonomy has added impetus to the growing weight of measures ensuring that investors and corporates adequately consider the impact of their...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
March 30, 2022

Taxonomies should scrutinise 'inputs' to green assets

Lack of transparency on the environmental and social impact of creating green assets undermines policymakers' sustainability work. As the EU and other policymakers are defining what constitutes a green asset...
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Policy & Regulation
March 29, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published its Final Report on the EU Carbon Market. This does not find any “major deficiencies” in how the EU carbon market (a...
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