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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 the world. From the launch of new taxonomies, to pioneering climate disclosure rules, these changes are having a profound effect on the market’s development. Research from ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, notes that both the breadth and depth of regulatory initiatives across the globe increased in 2021, a trend that looks set to continue this year. 

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