Policy and Regulation

Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Round-up: ISSB’s capital markets disclosures, UK’s CBAM, China’s ESG disclosures

May 19, 2022
The International Sustainability Standards Board, created at COP26 six months ago, says...
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Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Briefing: UN publishes study on short-term climate scenarios for finance

May 19, 2022
The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the UK-based National Institute of...
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Capital Flows, Policy & Regulation

Green bond proposals could hamper issuance, EU warned

May 18, 2022
Capital markets professionals warn that strict requirements for taxonomy alignment and disclosures...
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Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Briefing: European Parliament toughens up green bond standards

May 18, 2022
The European Parliament has tightened the proposed EU green bond standard (EUGBS)...
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Policy & Regulation

Gas is not green but could serve as transition fuel in UK taxonomy, say asset managers

May 17, 2022
Asset managers call for strict and limited specifications around natural gas power...
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Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Briefing: EU’s ESG disclosures set high bar, says HSBC

May 17, 2022
The EU’s proposed sustainability reporting rules “set a high bar” and will...
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Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Briefing: UK‘s U-turn on green taxonomy

16/05/2022
Green finance groups have reacted angrily to news that the UK government may weaken its sustainable taxonomy by including natural gas. The Daily Telegraph reported a government source saying that the... Read more
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Data, Policy & Regulation

Gas volatility exposes weaknesses in EU energy policy

12/05/2022
Gas prices are now projected to remain stubbornly higher than envisaged by costings for current EU strategy. The EU’s latest energy policy proposals do not do enough to wean the... Read more
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Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Round-up: US SEC's extended consultation, ESG ratings in the UK and India, EU looks at ESG factors in securitisation products

12/05/2022
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has extended the public comment period on it hotly-debated new proposals to toughen up climate-related disclosures for investors until June 17. The SEC released... Read more
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Policy & Regulation

Regulatory Briefing: New disclosure standards by UN-backed iCI

12/05/2022
The UN-backed Initiative Climat International (iCI) has launched a new standard, which is said to set out a consistent approach to greenhouse gas emissions disclosure across the private equity sector... Read more
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Policy & Regulation

Efrag consultation deadline puts investors and companies under pressure

12/05/2022
While the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group is seeking feedback on the new sustainability standards drafts, ESG professionals are feeling the pressure of a global "regulatory race". The European Financial... Read more
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