Manhattan New York chamber of commerce facade and columns US

The US Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit against the state of California over its new corporate climate disclosure laws.

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european commission

EU diverges from UK on stewardship disclosures January 3rd, 2023 European regulations could deviate from UK rules on stewardship disclosures following responses to a consultation on the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Asset manager DWS called for greater disclosures on the “quality and quantity” of stewardship engagement in its response to the consultation, Responsible […]

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BEIS aims to ‘restore’ investor trust in audit and corporate governance

CAQ calls for audit committees to improve disclosure on audit fees December 22nd, 2023 The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has urged companies to disclose more information around audit fees, particularly the connection between them and audit quality. The Audit Committee Transparency Barometer analyses audit committee disclosures of companies in the S&P 1500, reviewing disclosure […]

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Global warming and climate change

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will include climate-related risks, including Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), as one of its key areas of supervisory focus for 2024/25 financial year.

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Blocks spelling out SDR against a green background

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found many firms must improve their disclosures to meet the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR).

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TCFD Climate Disclosures

Just 4% of companies are reporting in line with all 11 of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, according to its latest status report.

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Global standard-setters unite on sustainability reporting

The European Commission has introduced a series of proposed changes aimed at easing the burden on companies falling under the newly-widened remit of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). 

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Diversity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could be doing more in its work to improve diversity within the US financial services industry, several of its former chairwomen have agreed.

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Sustainable Stewardship Greenwashing

Companies are failing to comply with the standards of the TCFD, the UK’s regulatory watchdog has found in it’s latest review.

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Biodiversity, EU Taxonomy

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has launched a nature-related Data Catalyst to address data challenges and gaps identified in its March 2022 TNFD’s Data Landscape Discussion Paper.

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