• FCA confirms start date for anti-greenwashing rule

    23 April 2024

    Financial services companies in the UK will be bound by anti-greenwashing rules from June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed as it issued further guidance.

  • Regulating ESG ratings: Mission impossible?

    02 February 2024

    As regulators around the world seek to define good practice for ESG raters, they are discovering the complexities of doing so, writes Michael Hurley

  • IOSCO should oversee ESG data and ratings principles for regulators, S&P suggests

    31 January 2024

    The International Organisation for Securities Commissions (IOSCO) should develop a centralised set of principles for good conduct by ESG data and ratings providers, a senior executive at S&P has recommended.

  • ICMA publishes ESG ratings and data code of conduct

    14 December 2023

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has published a voluntary 'code of conduct' for ESG ratings and data products.

  • Hong Kong to form ESG code of conduct working group

    01 November 2023

    A group is to be established to promote a "globally consistent" code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers in Hong Kong.

  • Draft ESG data 'code of conduct' aims for international uptake

    05 July 2023

    The creators of a draft voluntary code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers have hailed it as a "world-first" for its attempt to set internationally consistent standards for the rapidly growing market.

  • FCA raises concerns of 'greenwashing' in sustainability-linked loans

    30 June 2023

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that the sustainability-linked loan (SLL) market is "not achieving its potential," and faces growing accusations of 'greenwashing' amid concerns of weak incentives, conflicts of interest, and misalignment with public climate goals.

  • UK's competition regulator 'very unlikely' to punish climate collaboration

    01 March 2023

    The UK's competition regulator has said it is "very unlikely" to punish businesses working together to tackle sustainability issues including climate change.

  • We will give you safe harbour on transition planning, says UK FCA's ESG head

    28 February 2023

    Companies and financial institutions should not face the risk of legal action for collaborating to develop climate transition plans, according to the director of environment, social and governance issues at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

  • FCA considers regulation on closing 'say-do gap' for financial institutions

    10 February 2023

    The UK FCA has said it will consider potential regulation to encourage financial institutions to contribute to positive sustainability outcomes.