UK regulators propose rules on diversity and inclusion
The UK's financial regulators have issued consultations on improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) in financial industries, an issue that is "important to governance and firm-wide culture" and supporting effective risk management.
Investor group backs registry to bolster scrutiny of UK asset manager voting
A proposal to create a system for harmonised reporting of UK asset managers' voting records and a registry to host this information would enable greater scrutiny of managers' voting practices, an investor group has said.
UK readies sustainability disclosure overhaul with ISSB consultation
The UK will early next year consult industry on overhauling its disclosure rules to make it mandatory to report in line with international sustainability disclosure standards, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed.
UK delays sustainability disclosure rules - again
The publication of the UK's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and sustainable investment labels has been delayed again, with publication now set for the fourth quarter of this year.
FCA raises concerns of 'greenwashing' in sustainability-linked loans
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that the sustainability-linked loan (SLL) market is "not achieving its potential," and faces growing accusations of 'greenwashing' amid concerns of weak incentives, conflicts of interest, and misalignment with public climate goals.
NBIM warns London listing change would curb investor influence
The manager of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund has added its voice to warnings that the UK's plans to reform its listing rules could "decrease" the influence of investor engagement with companies.
London listing changes would dilute sustainability engagement, investor says
Proposals designed to attract more companies to list on the London Stock Exchange would undermine investors' ability to engage with companies on sustainability issues, an institutional investor has warned.
UK regulator says SDR will avoid conflicts with SFDR reporting
The UK regulator developing the country's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) said it is wary of creating a "parallel regime" to the EU's sustainability disclosure rules, ...
FCA: Building 'trust' in transition finance essential
The UK regulator sees assurance of sustainability-related disclosures as an important next step in promoting integrity in sustainable finance, Mark Manning tells Michael Hurley