• BCG: Start reporting Scope 3, ahead of SEC rules, to gain competitive advantage

    09 June 2023

    Proposed disclosure rules for US companies are likely to pose significant challenges - but those that prepare early could reap a competitive advantage, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

  • SEC risks becoming 'global police' on ESG, commissioner says

    17 May 2023

    Companies outside the US are increasingly likely to be prosecuted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for misleading or incomplete sustainability-related disclosures - risking making the US regulator the "global police" on ESG, an SEC commissioner has argued.

  • Sustainability standards convergence raises 'green bubble' risk, says SEC's Peirce

    02 May 2023

    Introducing substantially identical sustainability standards internationally could create "a global asset bubble" that would heighten financial stability risks, a commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned.

  • SEC climate disclosure law 'to be delayed to H2'

    26 April 2023

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) planned climate disclosure rules are likely to be delayed to the second half of 2023, an Environmental Finance conference heard.

  • SEC climate disclosure rules slated for April release

    09 January 2023

    Hotly anticipated rules on climate-related disclosures in the world's largest economy are slated to be published in April.

  • Sustainable finance: key themes for regulation and policy in 2023

    06 January 2023

    The year ahead could be dominated by ESG-related regulation and progress on sustainability data initiatives, Michael Hurley writes

  • Goldman Sachs charged for ESG fund failures

    23 November 2022

    The asset management division of banking giant Goldman Sachs has been charged for failures to follow its own policies and procedures for the environmental, social and governance (ESG) research its teams used to make investments.

  • SEC adopts rule to boost transparency of proxy votes

    03 November 2022

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a rule that it says will improve the availability and comparability of information on investors' proxy votes.

  • SEC rules may 'compel' companies to link pay to ESG, commissioner says

    26 August 2022

    Rules that require US-listed companies to describe the link between financial performance and how much they pay their executives could mean that boards feel "compelled" to link remuneration to sustainability metrics, a senior official suggested.