ASIC

Australian regulator targets net zero greenwashing Follows IPO examination of one company’s statements September 17, 2021 The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned it will take action against companies it believes are making misleading claims regarding their net zero efforts. The financial regulator has already intervened in an energy company’s initial public offering […]

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biodiversity

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) has launched a consultation on guidance for biodiversity-related disclosures.

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ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has outlined its proposals for EU-wide sustainability reporting standards.

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Sustainable Stewardship Greenwashing

Minerva weighs in on TPR climate guidelines September 10, 2021 In July, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) announced an eight-week consultation to shape their new guidance for trustees to meet tougher standards of governance in relation to climate change risks and opportunities. Minerva has submitted a response to the new guidelines. The consultation, which ended on […]

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One in three applicants to the UK’s Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Stewardship Code did not meet the required standard, owing to shortcomings in evidence and relying too heavily on policy. 

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1.5, degrees, Celsius, Paris, Climate

Keeping the global average temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will require an energy transformation that is “unparalleled in size and scope”, according to the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI).

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The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is seeking appointees for 11 new industry groups to assist with a review of the bloc’s sustainability reporting standards.

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banking

An Australian investor group has called for action to align Australia’s energy industry with the wider international market.

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Many banks and investment funds have been included in an international treaty clamping down on private-sector human rights abuses.

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Investor Forum embraces ‘stakeholder capitalism’

The majority of Europe’s biggest financial institutions already have in place – or will have soon – remuneration packages linked to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance, a report has revealed. 

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