• 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,...

  • 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.

  • Investor groups urge UK to 'learn lessons' from EU on gas in taxonomy

    21 June 2022

    Three institutional investor-focused groups have urged the UK government to exclude natural gas from its proposed 'green' taxonomy, warning that inclusion would "discredit" the value of the green activities list.

  • UK has 'disowned' Dasgupta Review

    18 May 2022

    The UK government has "disowned" the Dasgupta Review into the economics of biodiversity, through failing to act upon its findings, a politician claimed.

  • FCA exec: Greenwashing is 'huge reputational risk'

    17 May 2022

    The financial industry must acknowledge 'greenwashing' and consider how to prevent it, an executive at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, warning it is a "huge reputational risk".