Hong Kong appoints sustainable finance group to bolster disclosures
Hong Kong's securities regulator and central bank have helped create a group of experts to develop sustainability reporting and a dedicated carbon market in the territory.
Asset manager taskforce calls on bondholders to assert their rights
A UK government-initiated taskforce has announced recommendations to strengthen sustainable stewardship in the UK investment industry, including encouraging investors to assert their rights in the bond and private markets.
UK regulator prepares ‘comply or explain’ TCFD rules
The UK’s financial conduct watchdog will consult on new rules to encourage disclosure of climate-related risks by financial firms in early 2020.
UK Financial Reporting Council to set up climate lab
A working group to improve company reporting of information related to climate change is to be established by the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Big four audit firms under spotlight on climate reporting
The ‘big four’ audit firms have been challenged to explain their failure to flag deficiencies in companies’ climate risk reporting.
People Moves: BlackRock, Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions, AP4, ING, Lightsource BP, European Investment Bank, IIGCC, DNCA Finance and FRC
BlackRock has lost one of the leaders of its push into impact investing, Environmental Finance has learned.
Climate-related disclosure: a new dawn
Numerous developments are helping to drive improvements in corporate reporting of non-financial issues and to raise investor expectations, says Adams Koshy.