• Updated: Financial institutions partially exempt from supply chain due diligence under 'milestone' rules

    14 December 2023

    The finance sector will be exempt from carrying out environmental and social due diligence of companies 'downstream' in the supply chain under newly agreed EU rules, in a victory for lobbyists who claimed it would add disproportionate costs and unfairly expose institutions to legal claims.

  • AIGCC releases greenwashing guide for investors

    26 April 2023
  • Spate of climate litigation takes aim at oil, gas, cement and nuclear

    09 February 2023

    A spate of climate-related litigation has been launched that proponents say will increase companies' accountability for their contribution to climate change and prevent 'greenwashing'.

  • ClientEarth sues gas firm for 'greenwashing'

    05 August 2022
  • Credit Suisse faces first climate resolution

    25 April 2022

    Credit Suisse has encouraged shareholders to vote against a resolution that would require the Swiss bank to annually disclose progress against its climate financing goals.

  • UK Department for Work and Pensions issues draft climate rules

    25 October 2021

    The UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has tabled draft rules that would require pension schemes to measure and report on their investment portfolios'...

  • Belgian central bank sued over 'climate failings' in bond buying programme

    13 April 2021

    The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is being sued by ClientEarth in a 'landmark' legal action to stop the central bank from funding fossil fuel firms through its bond buying programme, amid broader pressure from the environmental law charity on the European Central Bank (ECB) 'quantitative easing' policy.

  • News round-up - 12 February 2021: Nordea, UK ETS, ESG-focused SPAC launch, HSBC ... and more

    12 February 2021
  • HSBC warned by ClientEarth to back climate shareholder resolution

    12 February 2021
  • UK regulator proposes tightened climate-risk disclosure demands

    09 March 2020

    The UK financial services regulator has announced it is considering new climate-related disclosure requirements for most of the major firms listed in the country, despite disappointment from campaigners that its proposals were not mandatory.