• Morningstar fined by regulator in anti-greenwashing action

    08 December 2023

    Morningstar has paid the Australian financial regulator AUD29,820 ($19,612) after it alleged the company retained exposure to weapons manufacturers via its ESG-themed funds despite claiming it excluded such companies.

  • Net zero targets can oblige progress reporting in financial accounts, says IASB committee

    30 November 2023

    Setting net zero commitments can oblige companies to report their performance against climate targets under existing financial accounting standards, according to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) interpretations committee.

  • $300bn funding gap for sustainable land use, says McKinsey

    08 November 2023

    To meet the growing global demand for food, 'urgent action' and investment of at least $300 billion is needed to transform land and farming practices, a report by McKinsey & Co has found.

  • UK told to adopt ISSB in full to encourage 'equivalence' with US, EU disclosures

    01 November 2023

    The UK has been urged to adopt the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards in their entirety, in a move that would support efforts to ensure 'equivalence' with US and EU requirements, respondents to a consultation said.

  • AUD260bn of Australian banks' financing impacts nature

    30 October 2023

    Australian banks have been called on to better address nature in their strategies, after a report by EY found AUD 260 billion ($165 billion) worth of financing goes to sectors causing "huge impacts" on nature.

  • Five takeaways from the consultation on SFDR

    23 October 2023

    Leonard Ng identifies the key issues the European Commission is exploring under its consultation on the future of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation

  • The Future of ESG Data conference: BlackRock was 'underweight Silicon Valley Bank due to complaints data'

    17 October 2023

    BlackRock was underweight Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) before it collapsed in March 2023 due to the asset manager identifying an "inordinate" number of customer complaints at the ill-fated bank.