• ESG ratings to be regulated by UK Government

    06 March 2024

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings providers will be regulated by the UK Government, to "improve clarity and trust".

  • 'More rigorous' standards see biennial review register big drop in sustainable assets

    29 November 2023

    A big drop in the total assets judged as 'sustainable' globally has been reported in the latest in a series of biennial reviews, with tightened criteria in response to a "rise in greenwashing and greenhushing".

  • UK draws fire for insufficient climate finance strategy in face of US, EU plans

    22 November 2023

    The UK government has been criticised by an investor group for failing to detail a comprehensive net-zero investment strategy in its latest set-piece policy announcements, placing it at risk of falling further behind the US and EU in attracting green investment.

  • People Moves, 20 October: Charles Stanley, Barclays, Legal & General and more

    20 October 2023
  • UK taxonomy working group releases final recommendations

    05 October 2023

    Amidst prolonged delays to the development of the UK's taxonomy, the working group has released its final recommendations, suggesting that the Financial Reporting Council could to take over its work.

  • 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.

  • People moves, 11 August: Barclays, Finnish church pension fund, GSIA, Verra ... and more

    11 August 2023
  • 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,...