ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

The European securities markets watchdog has identified a lack of transparency around methodologies of ESG ratings and providers, as well as insufficient granularity of data. 

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Montreal, new location of the COP15 on Biodiversity

After more than two years of delays, the UN’s Biodiversity Summit is back on the international agenda.

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Investment Association shareholder rebellion register

The independent Climate Change Committee (CCC) has published a new Progress Report, which has flagged “major failures” in delivery programmes toward the achievement of the UK’s climate goals.

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EU Reporting

Large European and non-European companies will be required to report on sustainability issues as the European Council and European Parliament have agreed on more detailed sustainable reporting requirements.

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Minerva’s very own Paul Hewitt has been featured in the latest episode of a new podcast by Global Systematic Investors (GSI). Take a listen to Paul as he discusses Active Ownership for passive investors with journalist and investor advocate Robin Powell.

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Convergence of ESG and non-ESG funds beckons

UK pensions will soon be made to disclose information about how their investments align with climate targets, following new regulations from the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions. 

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Institute of Directors Headquarters

A code of conduct for UK directors has been proposed by the Institute of Directors (IoD), as part of a recent policy paper published by the body.  

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nuclear, power plant

Members of the European Parliament have supported an objection to ensure nuclear and gas is kept out of the EU’s green investment taxonomy. 

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ASIC

ASIC issues greenwashing guidelines June 16, 2022 ASIC introduces guidelines to prevent greenwashing The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has introduced a set of guidelines to prevent large funds from greenwashing. In order to prevent greenwashing, ASIC’s guidelines ask that issuers of products, including superannuation fund trustees and responsible entities of managed funds, use […]

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SDG

SDGs will fail without private sector alignment: SDSN Report This week, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) published the seventh edition of its annual Sustainable Development Report, which includes the 2022 SDG Index, the 2022 International Spillover Index, and Dashboards. The report warns that “[f]or the second year in a row, the world is no […]

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