1.5, degrees, Celsius, Paris, Climate

G7 indexes falling short as countries support TCFD June 18, 2021 A new report written by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and CDP ahead of the Group of 7 (G7) and the UNGC leaders summit has found that the G7 stock indexes are on temperature pathways of 2.95 degrees Celcius or higher. Titled, ‘Taking […]

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CFO Taskforce commits to SDG-aligned investing June 18, 2021 This week at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders Summit, the UNGC CFO Taskforce for the SDGs announced that a total of 58 companies are now signatories to their CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investment and Finance (CFO Principles), launched a year ago as the […]

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SEC Headquarters

SEC unveils Spring regulatory agenda June 18, 2021 The regulator’s short-term plans reflect its legislative ambitions since entering office The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed its Spring 2021 regulatory agenda, outlining short- and long-term regulatory actions that administrative agencies plan to take. The outline, released on June 11, covers the commission’s expected work […]

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Charities, Responsible, Sustainable

New commitments to biodiversity from government and business June 11, 2021 Two global nature and biodiversity reporting initiatives have received backing from governments and leading corporations.  The G7 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US – has backed the launch of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), following a meeting of finance ministers.  The TNFD will […]

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Turning Point, Winds of change

In the wake of major events affecting oil companies in recent weeks, we look at the market reaction and the longer-term implications.

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TCFD

he UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has set out plans for reporting requirements and climate risk assessment for pension schemes. This comes as the TCFD launches its own consultation to determine the future of its reporting standards.

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PRI, Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds announces exit from the PRI June 11, 2021 Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), is to step down from the organisation at the end of the year. She has led the PRI, which aims to encourage the development of ESG factors within investing, since early 2013. A […]

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Board Gender Diversity in Europe

Despite high-levels of commitment, companies are behind on reporting the composition of their workforce and demonstrating diversity.

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ESG, Sustainability

There is no doubt that the proliferation of ESG investing has coincided with the raised profile of social and environmental sustainability, exacerbated or highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Diet Japan

Japan confirms 2050 decarbonisation objective June 4, 2021 Japan’s upper chamber has passed a bill amending its ‘Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures‘, cementing efforts to achieve decarbonisation by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement and the 2050 Carbon Neutral Declaration. The amended bill will see the establishment of guidelines to achieve the […]

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