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UK Government Releases Roadmap to Sustainable Investing

Global, OECD, United Kingdom - October 21 2021 The roadmap introduces sustainability disclosure requirements for UK companies and reveals further developments in relation to a UK Green Taxonomy…

President Biden Presents a Roadmap for Mitigating the Climate Crisis

Global, USA - October 20 2021 A new national strategy report aims to combat climate-related risks to the US financial system…

Executive Vice-President Vestager Champions Green Deal in Policy Announcement

European Union - September 30 2021 The European Commission continues to explore how competition policy can support the bloc’s increased focus on sustainability and progression towards…

Singapore, Hong Kong Stock Exchanges Aim to Enhance Climate Disclosures, Diversity

Hong Kong, Singapore - September 16 2021 Both bourses are seeking to incorporate the TCFD recommendations into their sustainability reporting regimes, extending a trend of convergence in…

UK Government Launches Hydrogen Strategy and Business Model Consultation

United Kingdom - August 20 2021 On 17 August 2021, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy (the Strategy). The…

SEC Approves Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Proposal

USA - August 17 2021 The proposal encourages board diversity for companies listed on the exchange and provides stakeholders with consistent, comparable disclosures…

China’s National ETS Launches Trading

China - August 9 2021 The start of trading represents a significant opportunity for businesses able to achieve meaningful reductions. Nearly four years after China’s

Sustainability Linked Leveraged Loans in Europe: LMA and ELFA Release Best Practice Guide

USA - August 3 2021 On 28 July 2021, the Loan Market Association (LMA) and European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) published a best practice guide (the Guide) to…

IOSCO Consults on Regulation of ESG Data and Ratings Providers

Global - July 28 2021 The consultation is part of IOSCO’s broader goal to establish global sustainability Disclosure Standards…

FCA Seeks to Improve Quality of ESG Fund Disclosures

United Kingdom - July 21 2021 FCA has published guiding principles on the design, delivery, and disclosure of ESG and sustainable investment funds…