UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has finalised rules that will mandate regulated, listed firms to publish diversity disclosures in their annual reports, starting from the financial accounts period beginning 1 April 2022.

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Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been reported sightings of Russian thermobaric rocket launchers.

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Canada Parliament

Financial institutions including banks and insurers will be required to publish climate disclosures aligned with the TCFD framework.

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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is under fire from investors following a lack of clarity about climate change risks, questionable audit committee performances, and reports of sexual harassment and bullying.

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Russian oil

German environment and human rights NGO Urgewald and the Russian environment NGO Ecodefense have called on foreign companies to halt their coal, oil and gas production in Russia

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Netherlands

The Netherlands is currently consulting on changes to its corporate governance code, including plans to better integrate ESG factors.

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Human Rights, United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched an ‘Expert Group’ to ensure businesses, investors and other non-state entities keep up the pace and fulfil their net-zero emissions pledges.  

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The ISSB has launched a consultation on two proposed standards that will eventually form a “global baseline” of sustainability disclosures.

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ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

The Platform on Sustainable Finance, an expert group of the European Commission, has proposed a significant expansion of the EU’s Taxonomy for sustainable finance.

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CFA Institute

A total of 16 US and Canadian firms have adopted the CFA Institute’s DEI Code just a month after its launch.

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