• 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.

  • ESG litigation risk rising - part two

    06 July 2022

    The second part of this feature on ESG litigation focuses on the risks facing companies. Thomas Cox reports

  • ESG litigation risk rising

    04 July 2022

    A flood of ESG litigation involving companies and investors is predicted, writes Thomas Cox

  • 'Writing on the wall' for uptick in SEC's ESG scrutiny, says law firm

    14 June 2022

    The "writing is on the wall" for a significant uptick in scrutiny by the US securities markets regulator of fund manager claims of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, according to a US law firm.

  • Bank of Canada encourages regulator to tighten climate disclosure rules

    13 June 2022

    The Bank of Canada has urged the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to tighten climate risk disclosure rules or else Canadian firms will struggle to attract enough capital to finance their transition.

  • US SEC investigating Goldman Sachs over ESG strategies

    13 June 2022

    The US securities markets regulator has launched an investigation into Goldman Sachs as it studies how the finance giant considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.