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Asia-Pacific, Capital Markets, 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...
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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...
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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 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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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 embedded in the corporate reporting...
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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 applied to ESG concerns too...
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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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