• How Biden could boost ESG in the US

    20 January 2021

    Donald Trump has left significant ESG policy holes to repair in the US for the administration of Joe Biden, reports Ahren Lester

  • SEC shareholder resolution proposals 'actively muzzle' investor engagement

    24 September 2020

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved rules which limit the ability of investors to file shareholder proposals, a move criticised as "actively muzzling" investor pressure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and other material issues.

  • 'Time has come' for SEC to address ESG disclosure

    22 May 2020

    A committee of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged the regulator to take a lead on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures, amid concerns a delayed response will result in US firms suffering a "distinct disadvantage" in accessing international capital.

  • SEC proposals on shareholder resolutions slammed by responsible investors

    07 January 2020

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has come under fire from a group of responsible investors, who have said its proposed rules on environmental, social and governance (ESG) will hinder their work

  • ESG financing: cheaper than conventional financing or too expensive to ignore?

    31 December 2019

    Greater demand for sustainable investment products could lead to pricing advantage, argues Neil Caddy

  • US ESG funds fail to support shareholder resolutions, suggests SEC

    11 September 2019

    US-based funds that claim to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when they invest generally fail to support shareholder votes on such topics, according to a senior official at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • CalPERS throws its weight behind US ESG disclosure proposals

    16 July 2019

    The largest public pension fund in the US has backed proposals that would require every public company in the US to disclose its exposure to environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.

  • Shell lighting low-carbon path for oil & gas sector, says Church of England

    09 April 2019

    Oil and gas major Shell is “leading the way” in its sector as it plans for the transition to a low-carbon economy, according to the Church of England Pensions Board.

  • Exchanges link with IFC to raise ESG standards in emerging markets

    29 October 2018

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative have agreed to work together to help raise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards across capital markets in emerging economies.

  • Mandatory US climate disclosure law proposed by leading Democrat

    17 September 2018

    Every publicly listed company in the US could be forced to make climate-related disclosures, under new legislation introduced by a senior Democratic Party senator.