• FCA considers regulation on closing 'say-do gap' for financial institutions

    10 February 2023

    The UK FCA has said it will consider potential regulation to encourage financial institutions to contribute to positive sustainability outcomes.

  • The UK's impact label: an intention to be better than SFDR

    08 February 2023

    The UK is proposing a label for 'impact' funds, in a significant divergence from the EU, but some warn it could add further complication, writes Michael Hurley

  • Sustainable finance: key themes for regulation and policy in 2023

    06 January 2023

    The year ahead could be dominated by ESG-related regulation and progress on sustainability data initiatives, Michael Hurley writes

  • UK's FCA appoints ESG advisory committee

    13 December 2022

    Desiree Fixler is among six members of an advisory committee on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to have been appointed by the UK's financial services regulator.

  • UK confirms plan to regulate ESG ratings providers

    09 December 2022

    Providers of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings face being regulated in the UK under a plan put forward by the country's government which could make it the first country to do so.

  • M&G, Moody's chair UK ESG data and ratings code of conduct body

    22 November 2022

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has convened a working group to develop a 'significant' voluntary code of conduct for ESG data and ratings providers, which will be co-chaired by M&G and Moody's.

  • Assurance key to development of climate reporting, says FCA

    10 October 2022

    Developing a framework for assurance of company disclosures will be important to the next stage of the UK's climate reporting regime, according to a senior regulator.

  • UK regulators point to rising expectations for company TCFD reports

    10 October 2022

    The regulators overseeing climate-related disclosure rules for UK-listed companies say they are likely to step up enforcement, as they look to address issues they identified in the latest reporting cycle.

  • FCA to publish fund labelling proposals this month

    06 October 2022

    The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it hopes to belatedly publish its fund sustainability labelling proposals by the end of the month, but there was no update on when the UK's taxonomy might follow.