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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Netherlands

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

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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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The IFRS Foundation and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have signed an agreement to align their sustainability disclosure and reporting standards.

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SEC lambasted over shareholder rights change as companies fail to meet ESG targets

New rules requiring US-listed companies to disclose various climate-related risks have been proposed by the country’s financial regulator.

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biodiversity

TNFD, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, has launched a beta version of its nature-related risk-management and disclosure framework, in what it called “an important step” by the market to enable organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks.

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ESG factors emerging markets

The Climate Bonds Initiative report has found evidence to support the green bonds, showing strong performance.

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