The number of shareholder resolutions on diversity at US companies has soared this year in the wake of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

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SEC forms climate and ESG taskforce

The move to shift the setting of proxy fees by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to broker-dealer regulatory body Financial Industry Authority (FINRA) is continuing to develop as an SEC consultation period ended last week (14 April).

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Hester Pierce, SEC Commissioner

The financial services sector needs to “rethink our prescriptive approach” to environmental and societal problems, according to a leading US regulator.

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Biodiversity, growth, stocks, shares

Today, on Earth Day 2021 (22/04/2021), the world is talking about how we can ‘Restore Our Earth’. To help you navigate the oncoming stream of information around this year’s Earth Day theme, Minerva has released a new background briefing looking at how biodiversity can be integrated into investor stewardship.

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Secretary for State Kwasi Kwarteng

The UK government has peddled back on its clampdown on foreign takeovers of British firms, raising the threshold at which such deals would face government scrutiny.

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Norwegian SWF gets active in activism

NORGES to accelerating its #ESG agenda and plans to cut thousands of companies from its sovereign wealth fund and proposals to force disclosures by Norwegian businesses on human rights.

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Charities, Responsible, Sustainable

The Charity Commission has re-issued guidance to charity trustees to end confusion over expectations for ethical or responsible investment.

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Biden, US

President Joe Biden will order US financial firms to disclose the climate-change risks of their investments, adding to the wave of global regulation on climate and investment. The plan was announced on 7 April by US climate envoy John Kerry. Speaking at an IMF event on climate change, Kerry said the rules would be introduced […]

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Trustees face enforcement action if they fail to comply The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned trustees to act to meet new climate change regulations and warned it could take enforcement action against funds that failed to comply with their obligations. The TPR issued its warning alongside its new Climate Change Strategy aimed at driving the […]

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Shareholders, rights

The directive, launched in September 2020, has been troubled by inconsistencies Better Finance, the European financial services NGO, has launched a survey of shareholders after the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) encountered teething issues shortly after launch. The European Commission introduced SRD II legislation in September 2020 to facilitate the rights of shareholders across […]

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