jurisdiction: US

Energy, EU
February 21, 2023

EU Green Deal Industrial Plan: ‘We were expecting more’

Brussels’ proposals for green industrialisation lack detail and direction, say European businesses – especially compared to the hefty incentives offered by the US government and...
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Policy & Regulation
February 2, 2023

US consumer protection agency extends consultation on ‘green guides’ 

The Federal Trade Commission is considering tighter rules on companies' environmental marketing claims. The Federal Trade Commission, the US consumer protection agency, has extended its deadline...
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Policy & Regulation
January 19, 2023

US Republicans accuse ISS and Glass Lewis of potentially violating legal duties

Republican state attorneys-general say proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis may have breached their legal and contractual duties in what some see as...
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Policy & Regulation
January 11, 2023

Federal Reserve will not be a ‘climate policymaker’, says chair

Jerome Powell’s comments come on the heels of a Fed report on how global banks are measuring their climate risk. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has...
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Policy & Regulation
December 12, 2022

Investor group Climate Action 100+ under attack by US Republicans over ESG

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee have written to non-profit Ceres and public retirement plan Calpers saying their membership of Climate Action 100+ represents...
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Policy & Regulation
December 8, 2022

US Fed launches consultation on climate risk rules for large banks

The decision, while not unanimous, brings the US Federal Reserve in line with other financial regulators, and answer calls for a supervisory framework. US civil...
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Sector Focus
October 19, 2022

US chases plans of domestic EV supply chain

The White House’s ambitions for electric vehicle production spark a backlash among automakers. Global carmakers are facing a challenging environment in the US as president Joe Biden’s administration introduces novel requirements...
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Policy & Regulation
October 5, 2022

Investors push for better disclosure on human capital

Increasingly, investors are interested in how companies treat their employees, with one working group calling for mandatory disclosure of financial information relating to human capital. In June, the Working Group...
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Policy & Regulation
September 5, 2022

Why US banks must be clear about the importance of ESG

A Republican push-back against ESG could force banks to choose between red and blue states, in spite of poor outcomes in Texas. “ESG is dead on arrival in Florida,” said...
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Policy & Regulation
May 26, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: SEC proposes disclosures and 'names rule' for ESG funds

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed more specific ESG disclosures for investment managers and advisers and an update to existing rules to prevent misleading fund names. Under the...
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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 taking stock of past experience....
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