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ISSB Calls for Feedback on Future Priorities

The International Sustainable Standards Board is asking the financial industry what its priorities for the next two years should be. The umbrella body for ESG disclosure standards organisations said it the four options were to focus on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services; human capital; human rights; and, integration in reporting.

Scope 3 Data Remains Weak Spot for ESG Disclosure

International Earth Day, which will be marked on Saturday, comes around as the ESG disclosure space becomes increasingly preoccupied with solving one of its thorniest problems: gathering quality Scope 3 emissions data. The subject has gathered pace as regulators around the world, and in particular the US’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), grapple with ways…

Bloomberg Updates Tool to Navigate SFDR Moving Target

The perils of building tools to help investors navigate fast-changing regulations were highlighted last week as Bloomberg unveiled enhancements to its product for assessing companies in accordance with the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). No sooner had the updated data-packed technology been made available to the company’s clients than the EU’s leadership body, the European…

Bloomberg Launches New SFDR Tool for Asset Managers

Bloomberg’s fund manager clients can access a new tool enabling them to identify assets aligned with the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). The dashboard-based offering is available through Bloomberg’s Terminal.

BSI Examining Better Use of Data to Improve Firms’ ESG Performance

The drafters of a new standard to help financial companies manage their sustainability obligations and targets is also working with academics to identify how data can be better used to improve ESG performances. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has enlisted the help of universities, including Oxford, in its IMPACT programme to work out ways that…

ESAs and ECB Call for Better Disclosures from Structured Products

European regulators and authorities have published joint statement calling for better climate-related disclosures on structured financial products. In the report, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the European Central Bank (ECB) said the lack of climate data on the securities’ underlying assets was of concern and needed addressing.

Why Data Is at The Heart of Navigating Global Regulatory Divergence

Volker Lainer, VP, Product Management and Regulatory Affairs at GoldenSource. The role of data in financial markets is constantly evolving to fit with trading trends and constant advancements in technology. Back in 2022, we saw new requirements come into force under MiFID II for banks and investment firms to integrate sustainability into their suitability assessments…

Breakthrough in European Green Bond Labelling

The European Union has agreed to create standards for its proposed green bond labelling framework, bringing one of the thorniest debates among the region’s regulators closer to a resolution. The proposed standards set the guidelines that bond issuers should follow before they can confidently describe their debt as “green”.

Free Digital Toolkit Helps Private Equity Integrate ESG

A free digital tool that helps private equity firms integrate ESG into their investment processes is hoped to boost the sustainability performance of a market to which financial institutions have huge exposure. The Investor ESG Toolkit was created by UK-based sustainability consultancy Sancroft to help PE firms identify how their investment and risk strategies stack…

EFAMA Says Green Labelling Plan is Flawed

Industry body, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), has taken aim at one of the European Union’s regulators over proposed labelling laws for green funds. EFAMA said the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) recommendation for a numerical threshold system for grading funds’ sustainability characteristics would not eliminate greenwashing. Its offered alternative calls…