The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has begun searching for board members of its sustainability standards body.

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deforestation

Nearly three-quarters of financial companies do not have a deforestation commitment for all relevant commodities in their supply chains, according to a new report from non-profit organisation Global Canopy.

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Carbon emissions, EU Taxonomy, Sustainability

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has warned against gas being included in the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy, claiming the move by the bloc is incompatible with its commitment to carboneutrality by 2050.

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Australia, Australian, Sydney CBD

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly at the forefront of debate in the Australian market and 2021’s AGM season proved no exception.

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Australia, Parliament, JobKeeper

The Australian government has introduced a new regulation to reform proxy voting advice services.

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nuclear, power plant

The European Commission is in talks to classify nuclear energy and gas as green investments in its new sustainable taxonomy.

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ESG, Sustainability

With 2021 coming to a close, Minerva takes a brief look at the major trends seen this year and comments on the future of ESG investing.

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climate risks

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a set of final rules requiring investment managers, pension funds, life insurers and publicly listed companies to provide disclosures aligned to the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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Diversity

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has launched projects to tackle diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) across multiple standards, and to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and air quality in its Marine Transportation standard.

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Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged his finance and environment ministers to enforce climate-related financial disclosures.

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