topic: greenwashing

Sector Focus
January 25, 2023

Demand for ESG expertise reveals ‘competence greenwashing’ risk

The recruitment drive for corporate sustainability and ESG experts has highlighted concerns about candidates misrepresenting their competence and experience in the field. The challenges in...
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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
August 1, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: FCA consumer duty could play anti-greenwashing role

The decision by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to impose a new consumer duty on financial institutions could play a significant role in countering greenwashing,...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Pressure grows for better ESG regulation following DWS raid

The resignation of DWS’s chief executive, following allegations the asset manager provided misleading information about ‘green’ investments, has further highlighted the severity of these issues....
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

ESMA asset management ESG guidance could shift supervisory approach

The EU’s securities markets regulator has issued guidance for supervision of sustainability disclosures. National regulators for EU member states are being encouraged to tighten their...
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Finance, Policy & Regulation
February 24, 2022

China's transition dilemma over green bond framework

China has both the intent and the future green finance needs to take advantage of new transition finance markets, but collaboration between regulators, issuers and...
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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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Sector Focus
December 15, 2021

2022: a tech boom and a greenwashing backlash?

Market research company Forrester’s annual predictions report forecasts an array of new digital offerings next year, and that regulators will get tough on ESG classifications As the post-pandemic recovery gathers...
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