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ESG Policy Digest: February 2024
As organizations gear up for a fresh reporting year, regulators and standard-setting bodies are actively working to provide enhanced guidelines, with the aim of facilitating the disclosure of usable sustainability information.
Todd Cort on the links between sustainability metrics and financial performance*
Why the debate continues.
ESG Policy Digest: January 2024
The sustainable finance policy and regulation landscape continued to evolve and mature at the end of 2023 and the hope is that policymakers double down on the impetus to bolster sustainable investment this year
ESG Book Response to Targeted consultation on the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation
ESG Policy Digest: December 2023
In this month’s Policy Digest, we dive into various developments that reflect the evolving status of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
ESG Policy Digest: November 2023
In October 2023, there was a noticeable uptick in ESG policy developments worldwide.
Climate Disclosure Laws with Increasingly Long Arms
How the new Emissions Disclosure requirements in California and the EU will apply to companies worldwide.
SFDR Consultation: Paving the way to formalise EU fund labeling?*
*An unnecessary overhaul, or much needed reform?
ESG Policy Digest: October 2023
In the dynamic landscape of global ESG policies, September 2023 witnessed pivotal developments across continents.
ESG Policy Digest: September 2023
This month’s policy digest highlights salient sustainability-related policy developments in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
ESG Policy Digest: July
Global sustainability reporting is entering a promising era of alignment following the issuance of the IFRS S1 and S2 standards last month.
Challenging road ahead
*Analysis of EU Taxonomy reporting reveals the vast majority of companies remain unaligned to sustainable outcomes.
Are markets ready for ISSB?
*Bridging the gap between current sustainability reporting practices and ISSB requirements.
ESG Policy Digest: June
With the 30th June SFDR PAI reporting deadline looming, June 2023 has proven to be a decisive month for the evolution of ESG regulation globally.
*The Regulatory Reckoning of ESG Ratings, Shaping the EU Taxonomy and Defining Transition Finance
ESG Policy Digest: May
Last month, the EU Parliament proposed stringent minimum requirements for verifying and communicating green claims, explicitly banning carbon offsetting-based claims.
SFDR Implementation Countdown: Global Implications for Asset Managers
Sustainability is no longer a niche concern but a crucial aspect of modern business practices.
The ESG Policy Digest: April
Following a long and protracted run up to sustainability reporting deadlines, standard-setting bodies and regulators alike are introducing clarifications and phasing in implementation to ensure proportionality of compliance burden.
The ESG Policy Digest: March
In March, the IPCC released its sixth assessment report which illustrates a critical need to accelerate climate policy action due to a ‘rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all’.
The ESG Policy Digest: February 2023
In the fleeting month of February it may be easy to overlook a flurry of regulatory activity that signals the continuity and confluence of ESG in policymaking matters.
The ESG Policy Digest: January 2023
2023 marks a considerable shift in priorities at the intersection of politics and business.
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: December 2022
In 2022, policy became a vehicle to reorient capital flows through multiple routes, at different levels – international and domestic.
ESG Quick Takes 9 – Sustainability goals: a decade of delivery.
How Google Cloud is helping corporates with their sustainability journey
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: November 2022
COP 27 set the stage for lofty climate change aspirations to be realized.
ESG Quick Takes 8 – COP27 Debrief: What investors should know.
COP27 meetings in Egypt just wrapped up last week, and much has been discussed.
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: October 2022
In less than a week, we will find out who hit the snooze button on these timebound commitments and who was able to make the grade.
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: September 2022
World leaders and the private sector converged at Climate Week New York to discuss insights on finding growth in challenging times.
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: August 2022
U.S. President Biden's approval of a landmark bill providing funding for climate and energy innovation over the next decade
ESG Quick Takes 7: US Climate and Energy Policy is behind
In this episode, we talk about the inflation reduction act which was approved in August 2022.
ESG Quick Takes 6: Investing on a Net-Zero Emissions Budget is Impossible
In this episode, we put the ambition of decarbonising the world in context of the recent US Supreme Court’s decision to curb the power of the EPA.
Heating Up: the SEC Rules on Climate Disclosure
*Placing the latest climate disclosure policy initiatives in context.
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: July 2022
This month’s regulatory roundup indicates continued concerns around sustainability issues extending beyond the ‘E’ in ESG.
ESG Quick Takes 5: All the Problems with ESG Investing
For episode 5 of our ESG Quick Takes podcast, we explore ESG from a capital market perspective.
Sustainable Finance Regulatory Update: June 2022
In this month’s regulatory roundup, the EU comes one step closer to finalizing mandatory corporate sustainability disclosure rules and setting quotas for women on corporate boards.
ESG Quick Takes 4: Decarbonizing heavy industry
For our first Quick Takes, we look into how we talk about climate change, and how that changed over time.
More Than A Buzzword
*Assessing the financial transparency effects of corporate gender diversity.
ESG Quick Takes 3: Can crypto be sustainable?
Exploring clean energy solutions for crypto miners and exchanges.
Why ESG Data is Changing
Sustainability scores are no longer sufficient. The future of ESG data is customisation.
Throwing the net-zero baby out with the bathwater?
Why it’s time we engaged in a more grown-up conversation about the practicalities of a successful climate transition.
At The Crossroads
We are fast running out of time to avoid climate catastrophe. Why is more not being done?