• Tackle greenwashing or face regulation, Swiss government challenges industry

    26 October 2023

    The Swiss government has threatened to introduce regulation to tackle greenwashing among financial institutions unless the industry can show it can address the issue itself.

  • A quarter of corporates have no taxonomy alignment, ESMA analysis shows

    25 October 2023

    Almost a quarter (24%) of corporates reported last year that none of their turnover aligns with the climate mitigation and adaptation criteria of the EU taxonomy, according to analysis by EU regulators.

  • Financial institution SFDR reports fail to explain adverse impacts, regulators say

    28 September 2023

    Financial institutions need to improve how they explain why they do not consider the adverse impacts of their investment decisions, EU regulators have said.

  • Green bond regulation, SFDR guidance among ESMA's 2024 priorities

    28 September 2023

    The EU's securities markets regulator has said it will "seek to improve the overall consistency and efficiency of the regulatory framework" governing sustainable finance in its 'strategic priorities' for next year, as it awaits the result of a review of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

  • The importance of developing sustainability reporting standards for the public sector

    26 September 2023

    As the baseline for private sector sustainability reporting is finalized, the public sector has started to build on this to address its own specific needs, writes Ian Carruthers

  • Winners of the 2023 Voluntary Carbon Market Awards revealed

    22 September 2023

    The winners of Environmental Finance's 2023 Voluntary Carbon Market Awards have been announced.

  • US SEC adopts fund naming rules to tackle greenwashing

    21 September 2023

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to require funds claiming environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics to prove they invest in line with the claim, under changes to its Names Rule designed to "prevent misleading or deceptive investment fund names".