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  • ISSB to work on biodiversity disclosures

    23 April 2024

    The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will launch a research programme on biodiversity disclosures, with a view to potentially working on a standard.

  • FCA confirms start date for anti-greenwashing rule

    23 April 2024

    Financial services companies in the UK will be bound by anti-greenwashing rules from June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed as it issued further guidance.

  • AUD80trn investors back 'essential' Australian climate reporting bill

    23 April 2024
  • Governments urged to make nature transition plans mandatory

    23 April 2024

    Governments have been urged by Finance for Biodiversity to make nature transition plans and disclosures mandatory for the financial sector to meet the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

  • Europe needs more green securitisations, says head of French central bank

    23 April 2024

    'Green securitisations' could be key to unlocking "several hundred billion euros a year" for the energy transition - helped by a common European issuance platform of such instruments, the head of the French central bank has said.

  • BoE suggests ways financial institutions can build on climate scenarios

    22 April 2024

    Financial institutions can improve the relevance of results from climate scenario modelling by 'extending' them to incorporate data from sources such as building Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) ratings, according to research published by the Bank of England.

  • The UK's SDR has overlooked 'ethical' funds

    22 April 2024

    The UK's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) should create an additional label for 'ethical' funds, an asset manager has argued.

  • EFRAG proposes reducing 'circular economy' ESRS datapoints

    22 April 2024

    The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has revealed it will vote this week on proposals to reduce the number of individual datapoints companies will disclose against under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

  • SBTi regrets 'misinterpretation' over offsets statement

    22 April 2024

    The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has sought to take the heat out of the furore surrounding its change of stance towards offsets, arguing its announcement was misinterpreted.

  • Mandatory plastic disclosure takes centre stage in treaty negotiations

    22 April 2024

    Mandatory plastic disclosures for the financial sector could be one step closer as negotiations restart on a global plastics treaty, but the market has lamented the slow progress.