• UK looks to adopt IOSCO guidance in regulation of ESG ratings

    31 March 2023

    The UK Treasury has called for feedback on a proposed regulatory regime that would see providers of ESG ratings disclose information on their methodologies and describe potential conflicts of interest.

  • Climate Action 100+ updates net-zero benchmark

    30 March 2023

    Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) has updated its benchmark tool for helping investors to assess the decarbonisation action of companies.

  • UK sustainability disclosure rules delay 'reassuring'

    30 March 2023

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has delayed publication of its final Sustainability Disclosure Regulation (SDR) policy after a "significant" consultation response,...

  • MSCI to implement ESG rating changes next month

    28 March 2023

    MSCI ESG Research has told Environmental Finance it is to implement changes to its ESG ratings methodology next month.

  • IOSCO: Progress on sustainability assurance framework 'encouraging'

    28 March 2023

    The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has encouraged market engagement with international standard-setters to ensure "high-quality" draft sustainability assurance standards ahead of their expected publication this year.

  • TNFD reveals first 14 core disclosure metrics

    28 March 2023

    Draft disclosure metrics for financial institutions and corporations have been released for the first time by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

  • MSCI ESG ratings downgrade "not enough", says Impact Cubed

    28 March 2023

    An expected round of downgrades to the ESG ratings of more than a thousand European funds has been billed as "not enough" to accurately capture their sustainability credentials,...

  • Bond investors 'now pricing in' oil and gas firm climate strategies

    27 March 2023

    Fixed income investors have increasingly been pricing in the climate strategies of oil and gas firms following the energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to ABN Amro.

  • Sovereign SLBs are 'good hedge' against sustainability policy changes

    24 March 2023

    Sovereign sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) are effective hedging instruments for investors against sustainability policy shifts, according to the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII).