Regulation: EU green taxonomy

Policy & Regulation
December 19, 2022

UK’s ‘Edinburgh Reforms’ set stage for further divergence on sustainability regulation

Recent announcements by UK regulators and the government suggest that upcoming reforms are likely to result in a competitive landscape for sustainable finance regulation. The...
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Policy & Regulation
June 16, 2022

Regulatory Round-up: West Virginia’s ESG blacklist; GFANZ’s net zero framework release; SEC’s Goldman Sachs investigation

Six large financial groups have been warned they could be blacklisted by West Virginia – the latest US state to pass legislation targeted at banks...
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Opinion
June 7, 2022

Investors should be encouraged to tilt towards improving brown companies, not exclude them

New research makes the case for holding capital in brown companies that are transitioning to a more sustainable business model – despite regulatory incentives against...
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Data, Finance
May 4, 2022

Sustainable bonds poised for growth, but standards remain a potential bottleneck

A recent study estimates that green, social and sustainability bond issuance may reach €1.6tn in just four years, but also highlights concerns on standards and...
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Policy & Regulation
March 31, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The International Sustainability Standards Board has published its first two proposals for the creation of global disclosure standards, and has opened a consultation with market...
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Policy & Regulation
March 31, 2022

Biodiversity catching up to climate as EU advisers outline details on taxonomy

The publication of technical guidance on the EU green taxonomy has added impetus to the growing weight of measures ensuring that investors and corporates adequately...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
March 30, 2022

Taxonomies should scrutinise 'inputs' to green assets

Lack of transparency on the environmental and social impact of creating green assets undermines policymakers' sustainability work. As the EU and other policymakers are defining what constitutes a green asset...
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Policy & Regulation
February 22, 2022

Finding a universal definition of greenwashing

As the number of sustainable investment products grows, the European Securities and Markets Authority seeks to define the term ‘greenwashing’
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Policy & Regulation
February 22, 2022

Regulatory round-up

Welcome back to our regulation tracker, where we aim to monitor policymakers’ latest views and actions on all things sustainable finance – as well as the industry’s response to them...
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Policy & Regulation
February 17, 2022

Regulatory round-up

Welcome back to our regulation tracker, where we aim to monitor policymakers’ latest views and actions on all things sustainable finance – as well as the industry’s response to them...
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Policy & Regulation
February 10, 2022

Can ESG investors afford to ignore 'high stakes' Chinese markets?

With many investors still underweight on the Asian superpower, policy tailwinds are opening up large avenues for sustainable capital. However, experts warn that getting the analysis right is crucial As...
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