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The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group submits draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards to the European Commission

European Union - December 5 2022 On 23 November 2022, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (“EFRAG“) submitted the first set of draft EU Sustainability Reporting Standards…

Business and Human Rights: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2022 shows that corporate respect for human rights has gained momentum

Global - December 2 2022 On 21 November 2022, the World Benchmarking Alliance - a non-profit organisation that develops benchmarks to hold companies to account for their part…

ESG continues to be a SEC enforcement focus

USA - December 1 2022 On November 15, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a press release providing an overview of its 2022 enforcement…

HKMA’s Report on Greenwashing in the Corporate Bond Markets - spotting the bad apples and ways to mitigate the damage

Hong Kong - November 30 2022 The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) released a research report last week showing evidence that about one-third of global corporate green bond…

COP27 Postscript - much ado about nothing?

Global - November 22 2022 COP27 has now come to a close. Against the global backdrop of political and economic turbulence, many questions were asked as to what could…

Observations from the COP27 Halfway Point

Global - November 16 2022 We are half way through COP27, so (disregarding the intersessionals that will take place during 2023), the negotiations will “soon” start to focus on…

Climate Disclosure: the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce launches ‘gold standard’ for climate transition plans

United Kingdom - November 14 2022 During last year’s COP26, the UK Government announced that it would mandate the disclosure of listed companies’ and financial institutions’ net zero…

COP27: From Grey Glasgow to Sunny Sharm

United Kingdom - November 9 2022 The 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) has opened in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, against…

HKEx Launches Core Climate, Hong Kong’s International Carbon Marketplace

Hong Kong - November 1 2022 On 28 October 2022, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”) launched Core Climate, an international carbon marketplace designed to…

Business and Human Rights: Japan publish Guidelines on Respect for Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains

European Union, Japan - October 26 2022 The requirement for companies to conduct human rights diligence (“HRDD“) is increasingly being implemented by legislators across the globe. For…