Financials

Asset Management, EU, Europe, Financials
June 20, 2024

ESAs propose significant SFDR changes

EU financial regulators propose replacing Articles 8 and 9 with new fund categories
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A supporter reads the manifesto during the launch of Labour’s general election manifesto on June 13, 2024 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Energy, Financials, Transport, UK
June 14, 2024

Labour’s net zero plans receive cautious welcome

UK general election manifestos reveal significant differences in climate ambition between political parties
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A copy of the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto at its launch
Financials, Food & Farming, Policy & Regulation, UK
June 10, 2024

UK Lib Dems would require pension funds to align with Paris Agreement

The opposition party has made a series of climate commitments in its manifesto, including greater scrutiny of financial services
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The European Union (EU) flag
EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation
June 6, 2024

Technology can help stop greenwashing, says EU regulator

The European Securities and Markets Authority is urging swift adoption of proposed revisions to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation
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Mark Carney, UN special envoy for climate action and finance at the United Nations, at an interview in Davos
Financials, Policy & Regulation, UK
June 6, 2024

Mark Carney urges UK government to ‘endorse’ ISSB standards

Climate change should be a priority for the UK’s financial authorities, says the former Bank of England governor
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A Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange
Asia-Pacific, Europe, Financials, US
May 23, 2024

In Charts: Apac investors’ growing focus on climate change is a global exception

Survey by Robeco highlights waning interest in climate change investment in North America
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EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation
May 15, 2024

Esma guidelines on sustainability rules for European funds deemed ‘vague’

The European financial markets regulator’s replacement of the 50% threshold with ‘a commitment to invest meaningfully’ in sustainability elicits confusion
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Zurich. The TAI says existing guidelines, including the Swiss Stewardship Code and the UK Stewardship Code, do not set specific formats for disclosing stewardship resourcing, so “publicly available stewardship reports seldom provide useful and comparable insights” (Photo: Pascal Mora/Bloomberg)
Asset Management, Financials, Knowledge Hub
May 14, 2024

Global investment industry ‘needs to double’ stewardship resources

The investment industry dedicates around 5 per cent of its resources to stewardship, estimates the non-profit Thinking Ahead Institute
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Finance, Financials
May 13, 2024

Smaller banks increasingly involved in fossil fuel financing, study finds

JPMorgan and other big banks continue to dominate fossil fuel financing, but an apparent new trend is the ‘stepping in’ of smaller lenders into deals other banks may not be...
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Climate Finance, Europe, Financials, UK
May 2, 2024

Investors urge HSBC to set green finance targets at AGM

An investor coalition with $892bn in assets under management wants greater transparency from HSBC
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Data, Financials
May 2, 2024

In Charts: Climate change will impact medium-term investments, say institutional investors

Nearly a quarter of institutional investors surveyed by the Stanford-MSCI Sustainability Institute do not believe climate risks are reflected in asset prices
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