Country: UK

Litigation, Policy & Regulation
August 1, 2022

High Court ruling on UK net zero strategy unlikely to set precedent for other jurisdictions

Legal experts say while the ruling may inspire similar action elsewhere, it does not provide a replicable legal framework. On 19 July, the High Court...
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Policy & Regulation
July 27, 2022

UK Solvency II reforms may not yield net zero windfall, insurers warn

The government has proposed reforms to the Solvency II regulatory framework for insurers, with the aim of freeing up capital for long-term investment, including in...
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Finance
May 31, 2022

Windfall tax risks undermining UK’s net zero progress

The UK government has been urged to rethink its windfall tax proposals, amid concerns they will incentivise energy firms to increase investment in oil and...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
April 14, 2022

At the limits of energy efficiency policy, energy providers see opportunity

Energy providers have spotted an opportunity in the heat pump sector after the UK released its much criticised energy strategy, but investors may need some...
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Finance
March 30, 2022

Lessons from climate risk pooling

Countries such as Australia, the US and the UK have developed financing solutions to deal with the aftermath of severe weather events, and are now...
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Policy & Regulation
March 22, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s much-anticipated proposal to impose climate disclosures on listed companies aligns the US better with many other jurisdictions including the...
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Policy & Regulation
March 17, 2022

Regulatory round-up

EU finance ministers have agreed a unified position on a proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism that will introduce a levy on imports of carbon-intensive products, such as steel, aluminium, fertiliser...
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Policy & Regulation
March 7, 2022

Do we still need to talk about quotas?

While the UK has improved female representation on corporate boards through voluntary targets, the question of whether gender quotas should be imposed continues to divide opinion. Improving corporate board diversity is...
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Policy & Regulation
December 2, 2021

Compatibility issues to emerge as taxonomies learn the EU’s lessons

As governments like the UK seek to learn from the European bloc, experts stress the importance of interoperability Taxonomy and disclosure systems around the world are improving on the efforts...
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