Sustainable Finance





Still under development in the EU, the regulation is set to build on ICMA’s Green Bond Principles and create an ambitious standard for sustainable finance across the bloc
While a US taxonomy is off the cards, senior bankers say the definitions proposed in the SEC’s climate disclosures and ESG guidelines could serve as a substitute and help the fight against greenwashing
Stuart Kirk’s controversial speech has met with mixed reactions in the financial community, with some commending his brutal honesty, and others finding serious flaws in his argument
IOSCO secretary general Martin Moloney stresses the urgent need to improve issuer information to mitigate the risk of greenwashing
As proposals for the new measure move to the trilogue negotiations stage, questions over issuer-level requirements, a changing taxonomy and enforcement will be key areas to watch
Although an ESMA report has helped dispel fears of excessive speculation in the trading of emissions allowances, some form of position limits regime is likely in the near future
Areas of divergence between the European, international and US standards setters include double materiality and the potential inclusion of SMEs
Standardised pricing mechanisms together with a more robust governance structure and legal foundation are essential for bolstering the integrity of carbon markets
The document airs some of the most important and controversial questions around efforts to incorporate ESG risks into the Basel III framework
The Tokyo Stock Exchange revamp will be of little use without fundamental changes to allegiant holdings and independent director training, suggest sources
A new platform to discuss opportunities for better international alignment on climate disclosures will be announced in the ‘not-so-distant future’, according to ISSB chair Emmanuel Faber
The continued focus on the sustainability agenda is forcing general counsel into becoming ESG experts and serving as a bridge between executive management and a diverse range of stakeholders
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Primers

IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the Commission’s proposal on climate disclosures for issuers, for which the comment period will end on June 17
Davis Polk wins firm of the year plus all the night’s winning deals, teams and individuals
Research for the third edition of the IFLR Africa Awards is now underway
IFLR is delighted to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the 2022 edition of its Europe Awards.
Regulatory approvals involving the bank increasing its stake in an insurance business will need to be carefully planned to ensure success
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