Canada Parliament

Financial institutions including banks and insurers will be required to publish climate disclosures aligned with the TCFD framework.

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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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Human Rights, United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched an ‘Expert Group’ to ensure businesses, investors and other non-state entities keep up the pace and fulfil their net-zero emissions pledges.  

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ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

The Platform on Sustainable Finance, an expert group of the European Commission, has proposed a significant expansion of the EU’s Taxonomy for sustainable finance.

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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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IPCC

A report published by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has outlined the “dangerous and widespread disruption” caused by human-induced climate change and warned about the “consequences of inaction”.

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Royal Bank Canada

A shareholder advocacy group has filed a resolution with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) regarding the bank’s use of sustainability-linked debt.

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The EU Sustainable Finance Platform: Where are the owners?

The Investor Alliance for Human Rights has cautioned that “significant gaps” remain in the European Commission’s (EC’s) proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence.

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