The importance of developing sustainability reporting standards for the public sector
As the baseline for private sector sustainability reporting is finalized, the public sector has started to build on this to address its own specific needs, writes Ian Carruthers
Acciona: Impact in the sustainable bond market is very low
Frustrated by the limited impact of sustainable bonds, the Spain-based conglomerate has published an additionality-focused framework it hopes will help transform the market. Ahren Lester reports
S&P Shades of Green: Updated SPO offers more than just 'an extra shade'
The financial research and analysis firm tells Ahren Lester its updated second-party opinion (SPO) methodology is more than just a marriage of the separate S&P and Shades of Green models
Staying focused: sovereign climate assessment tool resists mission creep
The ground-breaking ASCOR project refuses to allow the number of indicators to 'explode' out of control, as it strives to keep the tool practicable, LSE's Antonina Scheer tells Ahren Lester
Impact accounting framework aims for integration with ISSB, ESRS standards
The IFVI and the Value Balancing Alliance are developing a methodology that seeks to appropriate concepts from the world of financial accounting and could also use information from key sustainability reporting standards. Michael Hurley reports
Nature data: roaming free?
Commercial data providers should back development of free-to-use platforms, according to RS Metrics. Genevieve Redgrave reports.
Mexico: Acting fast to embed Sustainable Taxonomy in market
Mexico intends to back-up its landmark green and social taxonomy with a regulatory roll-out plan within a year, deputy finance minister Gabriel Yorio González tells Ahren Lester
TNFD and the rise of nature disclosure regulation
Nature-related disclosure requirements are quickly set to become the norm, catalysed by the TNFD, writes Rebecca Perlman
Foresight aims for engagement benefit from proprietary ESG data platform
Foresight says its recently launched sustainability reporting database will bolster its investment decision-making and engagement. Genevieve Redgrave reports
'We have focused a lot on disclosure, but now let's take action'
Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), tells Thomas Cox about the challenge of scaling meaningful climate action in this critical decade