The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the latest British financial overseer to issue proposed ESG guidelines. The regulator’s ESG Strategy details how it will monitor financial institutions’ management of climate-related risks. That coincided with the publication of a report by UK-based financial firms on how they can help bring about a decarbonised world. The Financing a Just Transition coalition of banks and investors issued its “Just Zero” report, which illustrates how City firms can help their workers, communities and suppliers cut their carbon footprints. Last week the London Stock Exchange unveiled its own guidance on what would constitute green and sustainability bonds, the first central bank to do so.
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