Australia, Banks, CBD

Australian bank leaders could see their pay linked in part to achieving climate goals as investors continue to increase the pressure on companies over environmental issues.

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Minerva invites you to provide feedback on the state of climate stewardship. Our survey deadline has been extended until Friday, 3rd December 2021 – get your response in now!

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Climate Risk

The chair of the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked staff to develop a mandatory climate risk disclosure rule for listed companies.

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It may be “some time” before directors face charges for failings on climate risks despite the introduction of new reporting rules in this area, a leading expert has said.

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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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SEC creates new senior climate change role

Not-for-profit sustainability advocacy organization Ceres is urging companies and investors to get behind its campaign for more disclosure on carbon footprints.

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China energy

China has set targets to reduce its energy-related carbon emissions, but will the energy sector be able to deliver? Minerva has asked Asia Research & Engagement to share their perspective on some recent developments.

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Norwegian SWF gets active in activism

Norwegian SWF gets active in activism The fund voted in 98% of shareholder meetings for portfolio companies Norges Bank Investment Management, responsible for portfolio allocation of the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, met with nearly 3,000 companies last year as part of its active ownership strategy. According to a report on this initiative, it held […]

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Carbon emissions, EU Taxonomy, Sustainability

SEC reviewing decade-old climate disclosure rules Original rules on climate-related disclosure were originally published in 2010 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its climate-related disclosure rules for companies, which have not been updated since 2010. In a statement, acting chair Allison Herren Lee said the regulator’s staff would be assessing how extensively companies […]

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SEC creates new senior climate change role

SEC creates new senior climate change role Regulator likely to pursue policies to incorporate climate risk as part of corporate disclosures President Joe Biden’s pledge that his inauguration would mark a sea change for climate policy is already in action with the creation of a new top-ranking climate role in the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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