Policy

  • EU green and sustainable discussion enters 'more complex' cost debate

    24 May 2024

    A senior European Commission official said the debate on the EU Green Deal and sustainable finance is entering a "more complex" phase over its next five-year mandate as attention turns to cost and making the existing framework more market-friendly.

  • Expect investors to push for more ambitious NDCs before COP29, says Impax

    24 May 2024
  • CSDDD gets formal sign-off from EU countries

    24 May 2024
  • GRI and IFRS to collaborate on 'full interoperability' of standards

    24 May 2024

    The IFRS Foundation and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have extended their working relationship to collaborate on full interoperability of each other's standards for "seamless" sustainability reporting.

  • IRA response, national transition plan on investor wish list for next UK government

    24 May 2024

    A UK response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and a national transition plan head a list of actions an investor group has urged the next UK government to implement with urgency, as the country prepares for a general election.

  • ICMA working on 'green enabling' activities guidance to counter 'greenwashing reflex'

    24 May 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)-administered Principles is preparing to publish some guidance for 'green enabling' activities in advance of its annual general meeting (AGM) in June.

  • Indian regulator consults on updates to sustainability disclosure rules

    23 May 2024
  • Simplified EU rules for SMEs risk making disclosures 'significantly less informative'

    23 May 2024
  • NZAOA laments governments' lack of progress on carbon pricing

    23 May 2024
  • EU readies greenwashing reports as UK rules bite

    23 May 2024

    Financial institutions in the UK rushing to meet a tight deadline to comply with new anti-greenwashing rules are also bracing for news of potential next steps to regulate activity in the EU, with reports from regulators due in coming days.

  • UK FCA calls for voluntary adoption of ISSB, as it confirms delay to consultation

    23 May 2024
  • Banks using PRB framework to aid CSRD reporting in absence of finance sector guidance

    22 May 2024

    Some banks are using a framework designed for the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) initiative to help meet reporting requirements under the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), a UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) webinar heard.

  • Singapore and China central banks to collaborate on green and transition finance

    22 May 2024

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore and People's Bank of China announced plans to collaborate on numerous green and transition finance initiatives.

  • Swedish regulator readies climate stress test as it warns against 'coasting' on climate

    22 May 2024

    Sweden's financial markets regulator has warned financial institutions against "coasting" on the topic of sustainability, as it revealed it will run a climate-related scenario analysis exercise, as part of their annual stress tests.

  • ESMA fund guidelines may be headwind for sustainable bonds, says Abrdn

    21 May 2024

    The recently published sustainable fund naming guidelines published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) could dampen demand for labelled sustainable bonds, according to Abrdn.