UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to Develop a Code of Conduct for ESG Data and Ratings Providers

On November 22, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the formation of a group to develop a Code of Conduct for Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) data and ratings providers, as [...]

The Divergence of ESG Ratings

ESG (environmental, social, and governance) ratings providers are becoming increasingly influential in today’s financial markets. However, ESG ratings from different providers diverge, creating a [...]

Important Role of ESG Data Highlighted at COP27

ESG data was cited as a key enabler of the financial sector’s critical role in solving the global sustainability challenges last week at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Further progress in [...]

Goldman Sachs, MSCI, and Coin Metrics Collaborate to Introduce a Taxonomy for Digital Assets

Goldman Sachs, MSCI, and Coin Metrics announced last week the launch of datonomy, a new classification system for the digital assets market. Delivered as a new data service, datonomy seeks to [...]

Tracking Companies’ COP27 Pledges

On 6th November Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition.

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Wants to Tackle Greenwashing With New Proposals for ESG-Labelled Investment Products

In a bid to clamp down on greenwashing, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing a package of new measures including investment product sustainability labels and restrictions on how terms [...]

Corporate Mental Health – Time for Change?

An estimated 15% of the world’s working population experiences a mental disorder at any given time according to the Global Health Data Exchange. The stark human and economic costs associated with [...]

Climate Activists Question Egypt's Decision to Have Coca-Cola Sponsor This Year's Sharm el-Sheikh COP27 UN Climate Talks in November.

COP27 is the world’s primary forum for governments, businesses and environmental organisations to tackle the climate emergency. At the signing of Coca-Cola’s sponsorship deal last week, Coca-Cola [...]

Investment Managers Ready Themselves for ESG Disclosure Rules for Funds in the US, EU and UK

Investment Managers are scrambling to finalise processes ahead of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) product-level or “level 2” disclosure requirements taking effect at the end [...]

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