• EU agrees ESG ratings regulation text, plans to consider extending it to ESG data

    06 February 2024

    The EU has agreed the text for regulating providers of ESG ratings and said it will in future review whether to extend the regulation to cover providers of ESG data products.

  • ESG fund launches in 2023 'down but not out', says Barclays

    06 February 2024

    The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund launches fell sharply in 2023, with passively managed funds bearing the brunt of the slowdown.

  • Rise of climate solutions is blurring lines between industries, AI analysis suggests

    06 February 2024

    Companies are investing more in 'climate solutions' such as battery storage and energy efficiency, in a trend that is increasingly "blurring the lines" between industries and bringing into question whether financial analysts can rely on historical assumptions, according to analysis of disclosures.

  • ESG controversy scores are impacting bond pricing

    05 February 2024

    Climate risk is still not efficiently being priced in bond markets, but the impact of exclusions and controversy scores give a glimpse to the future. Ahren Lester reports

  • Regulating ESG ratings: Mission impossible?

    02 February 2024

    As regulators around the world seek to define good practice for ESG raters, they are discovering the complexities of doing so, writes Michael Hurley

  • EU regulator sounds 'impact washing' alarm call

    02 February 2024

    Funds that purport to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been found to "not significantly differ" to peers that do not make such claims, in analysis by the European securities regulator.