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This week, Minerva CEO Sarah Wilson spoke to Mallowstreet editor Sandra Wolf for a feature on the growing reporting burden facing UK pension schemes.

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Greenwashing

Proposals target investor protection issues July 1, 2021 The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) says more efforts are needed to curb greenwashing in the asset management industry and has called for feedback on planned recommendations surrounding sustainability-related regulatory and supervisory expectations. A new report from the umbrella group of global securities regulators centres on […]

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2021 UK Proxy Season – the most ESG-focused ever? July 2, 2021 Minerva’s latest presentation covering the 2021 UK proxy voting season is available to watch now on our Bright Talk page! CEO Sarah Wilson and Stewardship Director Fran Lopez de Saa provide their analysis of the AGM season so far and discuss the implications […]

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MUFG

23% of shareholders backed a resolution to align MUFG with the Paris Climate Agreement July 2, 2021 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) shareholders have defeated a proposal to better align the business with global climate change targets, but the 23% of shareholders who voted in favour of the resolution have sent a “stark climate warning” […]

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API, oil, petroleum

New API guidelines come amid stiffening disclosure rules July 2, 2021 The American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new template for natural gas and oil companies to better track and report greenhouse gas (GHG) indicators. The trade association, which is the biggest in the US oil and natural gas sector, said the framework aims […]

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Big Tech

Tech giants resist adding ESG to financial reports June 25, 2021 Leading global tech groups are resisting plans to include ESG disclosures in financial statements to US regulators. Tech giants including Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook have written to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warning of the complexity and potential legal risk of combining […]

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FSA, Japan

Japan’s regulator urged to toughen ESG rules June 25, 2021 Japan’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), should introduce a new code of conduct for ESG data providers and build a platform to monitor ESG-related bonds, according to an expert report commissioned by the regulator. The recommendations were made in a report from the […]

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Record

CDP attracts record support for environmental reporting work June 25, 2021 The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has attracted record support for its 2021 campaign for corporate environmental reporting. The non-profit group said this week that 168 investors and financial institutions were backing this year’s campaign. The investment groups, which between them have assets under management […]

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FCA signals the expansion of climate disclosure rules June 25, 2021 The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published plans to extend climate-related disclosures to all companies listed on London’s main stock market as well as to all asset managers, life insurers and pension providers that it regulates. Companies with a premium listing in the […]

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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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