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European Regulators Delay Review of SFDR Financial Product Disclosure Rules

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), Europe’s three primary financial regulatory agencies, have delayed the review of prominent regulations for financial products under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).  The European Commission’s original date was April 28, 2023, but will be now 6 months later.  The ESAs, which include The European Banking Authority (EBA), The European

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Council gives final green light to corporate sustainability reporting directive

The Council gave its final approval to the corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD). Companies will soon be required to publish detailed information on sustainability matters, thus, increasing a company’s accountability, prevent differing sustainability standards, and facilitate the switch to a sustainable economy. The new rules will make more businesses accountable for their impact on society and will

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Federal Council brings ordinance on mandatory climate disclosures for large companies into force as of 1 January 2024

The Federal Council has adopted the implementing ordinance on climate disclosures for large Swiss companies which will come into force as of 1 January 2024. Openness and clarity from large companies’ activities on their climate impact is fundamental for markets to function well and for climate sustainability in the financial sector.  As of today, Switzerland

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ICE TCFD Solution Provides Greater Transparency Into Carbon Emissions for Asset Managers and Institutional Investors

Launch of a new service to help asset managers and other financial institutions comply with Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) requirements has been announced by the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure. Many leading regulatory bodies throughout North America, Europe and Asia have adopted

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EFRAG Approves European Sustainability Reporting Standards

The final version of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) has been approved by The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). The report sets out the rules for companies to report on regarding sustainability-related impacts, opportunities and risks as part of the EU’s upcoming Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive (CSRD). The approval represents another crucial step

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New G&A Institute Research Shows Sustainability Reporting by Largest U.S. Public Companies Reached All-Time Highs in 2021

96% of S&P 500® Companies and 81% of Russell 1000® Companies Published ESG Reports; SASB Became Most Used Reporting Standard  The findings of Governance & Accountability Institute, a leading consulting firm on corporate sustainability and ESG, have announced their 2022 Sustainability Reporting in Focus research on companies in the S&P 500® Index and the Russell

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Sustainable economy: Parliament adopts new reporting rules for multinationals

All large companies in the EU will need to disclose data on the impact of their activities on people and the planet and any sustainability risks they are exposed to. With 525 votes in favour out of 613, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) adoption will make businesses more publicly accountable. This will force companies

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UK Unveils Disclosure Framework for Net Zero Transition Plans

The launch of the new framework for companies to disclose their climate transition plans has been announced by the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT). According to TPT Co-Chair and Aviva Group CEO Amanda Blanc, the updated disclosure framework is designed as companies increasingly announce net zero commitments, however, many have not released their plans to

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FCA proposes new rules to tackle greenwashing

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is recommending a series of new announcements including investment product sustainability labels and restrictions on how terms like ‘ESG’, ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ can be used. This comes in a bid to restrict greenwashing. The measures are part of potentially numerous regulations with the aim of protecting consumers as well as

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ISSB confirms requirement to use climate-related scenario analysis

Companies will now be required to use climate-related scenario analysis to inform resilience analysis. The news comes following the unanimous decision made by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The ISSB voted to confirm that companies are required to implement a climate-related scenario analysis when informing on climate resilience, and to divulge risks and opportunities to support