• Investor group backs registry to bolster scrutiny of UK asset manager voting

    22 September 2023

    A proposal to create a system for harmonised reporting of UK asset managers' voting records and a registry to host this information would enable greater scrutiny of managers' voting practices, an investor group has said.

  • UK prime minister under fire from industry for weakening climate policies

    20 September 2023

    UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced he would delay a ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and the phasing out of gas boilers, drawing a wave of criticism from investors and corporates who say the move harms plans for the transition.

  • UK delays sustainability disclosure rules - again

    18 July 2023

    The publication of the UK's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and sustainable investment labels has been delayed again, with publication now set for the fourth quarter of this year.

  • UK sustainability disclosure rules delay 'reassuring'

    30 March 2023

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has delayed publication of its final Sustainability Disclosure Regulation (SDR) policy after a "significant" consultation response,...

  • FCA labelling and disclosure framework 'clear step forward' on greenwashing

    26 January 2023

    Industry experts have welcomed the UK Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) proposed Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and sustainable investment labels - but voiced concern at the potential impact of some of its definitions.

  • Investor groups lament UK delay to sustainability taxonomy

    15 December 2022

    UK sustainability taxonomy regulations due by 1 January, 2023, will be delayed to an unspecified date, as the country's government decides "whether to change the UK's approach", the Treasury announced.

  • Court orders UK to publish more detailed 'net zero' strategy

    19 July 2022

    The UK High Court has ordered the UK government to provide a "fresh" report on its 2050 'net zero' strategy, in a 'landmark' ruling which judged not enough information was provided to ascertain whether interim targets would be met.

  • Focus on banking transition plans as priority, IIGCC recommends

    19 July 2022

    A proposed 'gold standard' for company and investor net-zero transition planning should prioritise the banking sector, according to a €51 trillion ($52 trillion) group of institutional investors.