• Databases and regulation driving standardisation of labelled bond data

    02 July 2021

    Efforts to standardise green, social and sustainability bond impact data are gaining traction, but widespread comparability remains elusive, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Michael Hurley reports

  • SEC Commissioner slams IFRS sustainability standards proposal

    02 July 2021

    A US Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner has urged the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)...

  • BlackRock switches five tracker funds to ESG indexes

    30 June 2021

    Blackrock have updated the existing indices for five of its funds, within its Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS) range...

  • Harmonising ESG reporting - the search for the Holy Grail

    30 June 2021

    The quest is on, to find one standard to unite the globe! Is it destined for success or failure, asks Peter Cripps

  • Investor groups outline Australian mandatory climate disclosure roadmap

    29 June 2021

    The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) and CDP have published a roadmap...

  • WBA gender benchmark finds fast fashion 'slow on gender equality'

    29 June 2021

    The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has today (29 June) launched its first gender benchmark...

  • IOSCO works on ESG rating provider guidance amid 'serious questions'

    28 June 2021

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is working on guidance for environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings...

  • Pandemic drives 10-fold rise in citings of social risks in credit rating actions

    28 June 2021

    Citings of social risks in credit rating actions for private-sector debt issuers have soared ten-fold in 2020...

  • S&P: Corporate climate data misuse causing greenwashing

    28 June 2021

    The unintentional misuse of climate data in risk analysis by corporations is causing 'greenwashing', S&P Global Ratings has said.

  • Exclusive: MSCI developing assessments of companies' decarbonisation targets

    24 June 2021

    MSCI is building a dataset of companies' sustainability targets, and plans to assess their level of ambition...