UN PRI: Support Sustainable Companies Through the Coronavirus Crisis, Even if it Means Sacrificing...

The UN PRI has issued a statement on the ongoing global Coronavirus crisis, in which it urges investors to support sustainable companies throughout the...

World Economic Forum Releases Framework to Help Business Identify ESG Factors for Long-Term Resilience

ESG factors with financial impact on a company can change over time; identifying these factors before they arise is important for a company’s long-term...

Australian Regulator Finally Outlines Plans for Climate Risk Guidance

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has published a letter to all regulated institutions outlining plans to develop a prudential practice guide focused on...

EIB Partners with UNEP on Climate and Environment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have joined forces to deepen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental...

Fitch Ratings: German 2030 Climate Package May Become Green Law Blueprint

Fitch Ratings suggests that the German Federal Government's sweeping package of climate policy reforms could become the blueprint for an intermediate climate action step...

The Road to Glasgow: COP26 Private Finance Agenda Launches in London

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, launched the COP26 Private Finance Agenda at the Guildhall in London today alongside COP26 President...

European Commission Launches NFRD Review on Sustainable Reporting

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), which requires large firms to disclose information...

Malaysia Drives Forward Corporate Governance Agenda

Global Compact Network Malaysia, the local network of the United Nations Global Compact, has joined forces with Capital Markets Malaysia to launch a new...

Effective Policymaking Key To Boosting Renewable Energy, Urges EBRD

Political will is central for countries who want to grow their share of renewable energy in the energy mix, according to the European Bank...

European Regulator Lays Out Roadmap For Sustainable Finance

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has issued its long-awaited Strategy on Sustainable Finance, committing to placing sustainability...

ESG is a ‘Financially Material’ Issue, Warns UN PRI in Fiduciary Duty Investigation

Investors that fail to incorporate ESG issues are failing their fiduciary duties and are increasingly likely to be subject to legal challenge," warns the...

Coalition Pioneers ESG Platform to Promote UN SDGs

The financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be US$2.5 trillion per year. To achieve...

International Accounting Groups Call for Improved Corporate SDG Reporting

A group of leading international accounting groups including the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have called...

Major Investors Raise Serious Concerns Over SEC Rule Change

Proposed changes to US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules could undermine responsible investment by ruling out investor voices on corporate responsibility, warn a group of...

UK Blocks Europe’s ‘Man on the Moon Moment’ on Green Deal

Today is the start of a journey. But this is Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told reporters on Wednesday...

MEPs Arrive in Madrid for COP25 – Poland Holds Out on Climate Neutrality

Update: European leaders reached an agreement on climate change during the EU Summit for new member state leaders held on December 12-13, with Poland...

EU Finally Reaches Agreement on Green Taxonomy

MEPs and the EU Council at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid last week finally reached an agreement on a 'green taxonomy'...

Major European Investors Call on EU Leaders to Sign Off Climate Neutral Target

Leading investors have written to all EU heads of state and government, urging them to pass a net zero emissions target into European law...

Malaysia Launches SRI Roadmap in Bid to Build Sustainable Capital Market, Unite Islamic and...

Malaysia's capital markets regulator, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), has released an ambitious new roadmap focused on developing sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) within its...

CFTC Announces Members of New Climate-Related Subcommittee

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) has confirmed the initial board members of its new Climate-Related Market Risk Advisory Committee, which the regulator...

Save Our Oceans: EEA Commits a Sustainable Blue Economy, But There’s a Long Way...

The European Economic Area (EEA) Council yesterday unanimously adopted conclusions on oceans and seas, stressing that climate change is a direct and existential threat to life in oceans...

Investment Association Launches New Attempt to Standardise ESG Definitions

The Investment Association (IA), the UK's trade body for the investment and asset management industry, has today launched the first industry-wide framework to categorise...

Consumer Goods Firms Are Failing: Industry-Wide 2020 Deforestation Target Now ‘Impossible’

The world’s global consumer goods companies, including Kraft and Mondelez, will fail to achieve sustainable consumption and production by 2030, and industry commitments to zero net...

European Investment Bank to End Fossil Fuel Financing by 2021

In one of the biggest steps forward this year in the field of sustainable finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the non-profit long-term lending...

Sweden’s Central Bank Rejects Carbon Contributors in Major Move

The Riksbank, Sweden's apex bank and the oldest central bank in the world, is embarking on a sale of bonds for climate reasons, rejecting...

Singapore Revives ESG Ambitions With US$2bn Green Finance Injection

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will invest US$2 billion into ESG-focused public market investment strategies through a new Green Investment Programme (GIP), in...

SEC Proposal Could Block Responsible Investment, Warns UN PRI Chief

While stakeholders and regulators in the UK and Europe are taking positive steps to address the implications of climate change, the US has adopted...

‘Urgent Review’ Needed to Prevent ‘Shameful’ Greenwashing

Boutique asset manager SCM Direct, itself no stranger to controversy, has released a damning report on the 'greenwashing' of the UK's ethical investment sector,...

FRC Comes out Swinging: Strengthens Stewardship Code to Set World-Leading Benchmark

The UK's Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched an ambitious revision to the UK Stewardship Code which substantially extends the scope and coverage of the...

SPOTLIGHT: Church of England Faces Down BHP, UN PRI Called in to Adjudicate

The Church of England took a stand at the September AGM of BHP, the world’s largest mining company. Joining forces with Australian, Danish and...
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