UK regulator proposes tightened climate-risk disclosure demands
The UK financial services regulator has announced it is considering new climate-related disclosure requirements for most of the major firms listed in the country, despite disappointment from campaigners that its proposals were not mandatory.
Adam Matthews: A believer in the power of engagement
The Church of England Pensions Board's ethics and engagement director explains to Ahren Lester the key role asset managers can play in driving the transition to a low-carbon economy
Transition-focused index backed by Church of England pension
The pension board of the Church of England (CofE) has allocated £600 million ($780 million) to a fund tracking a first-of-its-kind, custom-made, climate transition index, and issued a rallying call for other pension funds to follow.
BNP Paribas launches global equity carbon offset fund
BNP Paribas has launched a global version of its climate carbon offset plan fund, targeting a reduced carbon footprint and a material social and environmental impact, following the launch of its European fund.
FTSE Russell launches climate-risk adjusted EU government bonds index
Index provider FTSE Russell has launched a climate-risk adjusted version of its European government bond index.
2° Investing Initiative, Beyond Ratings launch new climate target investment tool
2° Investing Initiative (2DII) and data analytics company Beyond Ratings have launched a tool to help governments and organisations to align investments and policies with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
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London Stock Exchange launches Sustainable Bond Market and Green Economy Mark
The London Stock Exchange has added a Sustainable Bond Market segment to its exchange, and has devised a label to help identify green equities.
ESG data files: Part five - the impact of the EU's taxonomy
Will the EU's sustainability taxonomy reduce the reporting burden on companies, or could it be another weight on their shoulders? Michael Hurley reports
LSEG’s purchase of Refinitiv ‘good for ESG data’ competition
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)’s planned purchase of Refinitiv could have a positive impact on the quality of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, in part because it will lead to increased competition with Bloomberg, it has been suggested.