SFDR downgrades have not harmed investment flows, EU regulator says
A wave of downgrades of funds under the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has not harmed inflows into these funds, according to the bloc's securities regulator.
EU regulator calls for increased scrutiny of biodiversity funds
The EU's securities regulator has recommended increased scrutiny of biodiversity funds as it noted a "surge" in inflows to funds domiciled in the EU.
Thai regulator looks to taxonomy to boost green bond issuance
Thailand's financial markets regulator says its 'traffic light' taxonomy will boost green bond issuances and catalyse transition finance. Genevieve Redgrave reports
Australian regulator launches 'greenwashing' case against Active Super
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has started legal proceedings against the AUD26 billion ($17 billion) Active Super which allege "misleading conduct and misrepresentations" around its responsible investment fund.
Democrat lawmakers urge SEC to release climate disclosure rules
A group of US lawmakers has urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to "quickly finalise a strong and durable rule" for climate-related financial disclosures and said politicisation of the issue "should not be a reason for delay".
Google chosen to develop free ESG data platform
A consortium including a subsidiary of tech giant Google has been selected to build a free-to-use platform for climate data.
IOSCO endorsement 'could see 130,000 companies report under ISSB'
Formal endorsement of international sustainability reporting standards by a global regulatory body has been hailed as a "a very important day for financial markets around the world",...
IOSCO: regulators need to help carbon markets 'avoid past mistakes'
Securities and futures markets regulators should help improve "transparency and integrity" in compliance carbon markets, according to a report by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
The great ESG data free-for-all
The business model of commercial data providers faces disruption in coming years amid the launch of free data platforms, writes Michael Hurley