• Australian companies lagging in net-zero targets, says Climate Action 100+

    28 September 2023

    Australian companies are "lagging in their climate ambition", according to assessments by Climate Action 100+ (CA100+).

  • Green bond regulation, SFDR guidance among ESMA's 2024 priorities

    28 September 2023

    The EU's securities markets regulator has said it will "seek to improve the overall consistency and efficiency of the regulatory framework" governing sustainable finance in its 'strategic priorities' for next year, as it awaits the result of a review of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

  • Insurance Risk and Capital Americas 2023: US anti-ESG backlash is 'political risk', insurers say

    27 September 2023

    US politicians have hijacked the ESG debate, making the job of insurers to manage their climate risk much more difficult, according to panellists at the Insurance Risk and Capital Americas 2023 conference.

  • TNFD requires faster adoption than TCFD, says UK treasury minister

    26 September 2023

    International adoption of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) disclosure recommendations "must go faster" than adoption of the equivalent framework for climate, a junior minister at the UK treasury has urged.

  • Natural Capital Investment Americas 2023: TNFD 'will need filtering before integration into ISSB'

    26 September 2023

    The recently released recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) will need to be "filtered" before being integrated into the standards created by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), one of the IFRS Foundation's directors has suggested.

  • The importance of developing sustainability reporting standards for the public sector

    26 September 2023

    As the baseline for private sector sustainability reporting is finalized, the public sector has started to build on this to address its own specific needs, writes Ian Carruthers