• News round-up : BoE climate policy adjustment, EU ESG data tool support, Rio Tinto surprise vote backing and hellip; and more

    19 March 2021
  • Bank of England plans climate adjustment to asset purchase programme

    19 March 2021
  • Bank of England remits updated with increased focus on environment

    04 March 2021

    The Bank of England has 'welcomed' the UK government's updated remit for its Monetary Policy Committee, which clarifies that the economic strategy of the government includes supporting the transition to a net zero emissions economy.

  • Bank of England urged to reduce climate change risk exposure by lawmakers

    25 January 2021

    The Bank of England (BoE) has been urged by a group of Members of Parliament to align its £20 billion ($27 billion) asset purchase programme to the Paris Agreement and require large firms receiving help from the taxpayer during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide climate disclosures.

  • Sovereign green bonds now 'attractive' for debt offices, says UK debt chief

    08 December 2020
  • Bank of England hoax claims fossil fuel exclusion from asset purchase fund

    07 December 2020

    A hoax Bank of England (BoE) press release falsely announced the central bank will exclude firms that are most exposed to climate risk from its £20 billion ($27 billion) corporate bond purchase programme.

  • UK endorses IFRS proposals to develop global sustainability standards

    11 November 2020

    The UK government has endorsed the publication of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) consultation on a global approach to sustainability reporting, and the potential establishment of a Sustainability Standards Board.

  • BofE announces climate stress tests launch in June after Covid-19 delay

    09 November 2020

    The Bank of England (BofE) has announced that its postponed climate stress tests will now launch in June, after the central bank used the delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic to work on the design of the exercise.

  • Bank of England 'encouraged' by green bond greeniums

    26 October 2020

    A senior Bank of England (BofE) official said the 'greeniums' reported on the recent green bond issues were an "encouraging sign" that climate-positive investment was being favoured by the market, and serves as a fillip to further sovereign green bonds - including in the UK.

  • Only a matter of time' before TCFD becomes mandatory in UK, says BofE

    20 October 2020

    Bank of England (BofE) markets executive director Andrew Hauser said you can "reasonably expect" adoption of recommendations outlined by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to become mandatory in the UK.