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Sustainability wind turbines
Data, Policy & Regulation, UK
January 10, 2024

In Charts: ‘Focus’ label will dominate SDR funds in 2024, says Morningstar

The FCA’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements regime offers four sustainability labels that asset managers may use from July
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UK
January 10, 2024

Non-profit disputes claim new North Sea licences will enhance UK fuel security

Analysis from the UK-based Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit finds that oil from new licences will account for less than 1 per cent of the...
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UK
January 9, 2024

Could FCA reforms weaken governance standards for UK-listed companies?

The UK financial regulator has proposed relaxing eligibility criteria for companies listing in London, in a bid to kick-start the market
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Brazil, EU, Germany, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
December 15, 2023

In Brief: EU due diligence deal agreed; US regulator faces youth climate lawsuit

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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UK
December 15, 2023

FCA backs new ESG ratings code of conduct

The International Capital Market Association and the International Regulatory Strategy Group have launched a voluntary code of conduct for ESG ratings and data product providers
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Soyabeans harvested on a farm in Brazil
Policy & Regulation, UK
December 14, 2023

Soya grown on deforested land still being sold in UK supermarkets

As the UK government announces plans for new laws on deforestation due diligence, environmentalists warn these don’t match other jurisdictions’ efforts and won’t prevent deforestation...
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Agriculture, Australia, Canada, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, Singapore, Transport, UK, US
December 8, 2023

In Brief: Singapore launches taxonomy with transition category; Canada releases oil emissions cap regulation

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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The Wildlife Trusts’ Rob Stoneman
Interviews, UK
December 7, 2023

Good carbon credits 'are a million miles away' from greenwashing

Corporates buying carbon credits in tree planting and other nature protection schemes are the future of nature restoration if done well, says The Wildlife Trusts’ Rob Stoneman 
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Policy & Regulation, UK
November 28, 2023

FCA adds extra label to finalised Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has added a fourth label to the SDR to account for funds that have ‘mixed goals’, and launched a consultation on its anti-greenwashing rules
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EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
November 28, 2023

How Europe is working to make competition law more sustainable

Emissions-cutting moves involving anything from packaging to logistics, and which can result in reduction in choice of products, could clash with competition law historically designed to promote and protect business...
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Policy & Regulation, UK
November 22, 2023

Autumn Statement: UK government makes green spending pledges and outlines electricity grid reforms

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt unveiled a series of spending pledges targeting green energy in his Autumn Statement, though some say these lack sufficient ambition
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