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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly at the forefront of debate in the Australian market and 2021’s AGM season proved no exception.

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Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged his finance and environment ministers to enforce climate-related financial disclosures.

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emissions

The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and CDP have teamed up to boost the capacity of financial institutions to measure and disclose their financed emissions.

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The UK will introduce new dual share class structures and raise the minimum market capitalisation threshold to £30 million under fresh amendments to the country’s listing rules.

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emissions

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has opted not to include mandatory climate risk disclosures in new guidance for the country’s financial services sector.

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remuneration

The Investment Association has warned UK companies they must align executive remuneration with stakeholder experience in new recommendations.

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Norwegian SWF gets active in activism

he world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has joined the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), an industry-led initiative that aims to provide a framework for organisations to report and act on nature-related financial risks.

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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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SEC forms climate and ESG taskforce

A ruling by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could make it easier for investors to express views on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through proxy votes.

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COP26

This week at COP 26 saw a flurry of landmark achievements for greening the finance sector. The UK has delivered on its promise to make finance one of the core goals of this year’s climate conference, with back-to-back announcements by governments and regulators indicating a major win for responsible investors. This follows the series of policy announcements impacting the financial services sector in the run-up to COP, such as those unveiled in the UK’s ‘green finance roadmap.’

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