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  • '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 sustainability disclosure rules unveiled in 'important moment' for tackling greenwashing

    28 November 2023

    The publication of UK sustainability disclosure requirements (SDRs), sustainable investment labels and an "anti-greenwashing rule" has been hailed "an important moment" in building trust in sustainability claims by investment funds.

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • UK taxonomy could need another year to finish, says UKSIF

    11 October 2022

    The UK Treasury could need to delay the publication of its green taxonomy by between six months and 12 months, according to the UK Sustainable Investment Forum (UKSIF).

  • UK should 'seriously consider' taxonomy timeline after government overhaul

    07 October 2022

    The UK government should reconsider the timeline for its taxonomy of sustainable activities after the entry of Prime Minister Liz Truss' administration, its independent advisory group has said.

  • UK urged to 'uphold net-zero' by investor groups

    23 September 2022