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  • 'More rigorous' standards see biennial review register big drop in sustainable assets

    29 November 2023

    A big drop in the total assets judged as 'sustainable' globally has been reported in the latest in a series of biennial reviews, with tightened criteria in response to a "rise in greenwashing and greenhushing".

  • Australia plans sovereign green bond and taxonomy financing

    21 April 2023

    The Australian government has announced it plans to issue a debut sovereign green bond and will co-fund the development of a sustainable finance taxonomy...

  • FCA unveils measures to 'clamp down' on greenwashing

    25 October 2022

    The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed a set of sustainability labels and restrictions to "clamp down" on greenwashing.

  • Australian regulator launches anti-greenwashing fund guidance

    14 June 2022

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched guidance for sustainability-related products to combat what it called the "growing risk of greenwashing".

  • Pension carbon emissions framework launched

    02 February 2022

    A carbon emissions template (CET) which will help pension schemes calculate their emissions has been launched by the UK's Investment Association (IA).

  • Ground-breaking UK climate disclosure plans strengthened with TCFD, scenario analysis rules

    29 October 2021

    The long-awaited UK government response to a consultation on its mandatory climate disclosure plans for major companies...

  • An update on the Green Climate Fund as it lauds record $3bn haul

    26 October 2021

    The GCF has its work cut out to significantly raise the level of private commitments to the fund - despite a record year for fundraising, writes Margaret-Ann Splawn

  • London calling IFRS: Forget Canada, base ISSB in UK!

    02 September 2021

    A group of UK finance organisations has urged the IFRS Foundation to locate its new International Sustainability Standards Board

  • Australian 'responsible investment' grows while rest of market shrinks

    01 September 2021

    Investments labelled as 'responsible' grew by AUD298 billion ($291 billion) between 2019 and 2020 while the rest of the market shrunk...