Florida’s sweeping ban on sustainable investing could be a premise for what’s to come
The past decade has seen a paradigm shift, with the power moving from shareholder and C-suite to activists and regulators pushing non-financial demands
Navin Rauniar of Tata Consulting provides an overview of the alphabet soup of ESG disclosure standards that firms are grappling with
Investors should do the groundwork and be more accountable if they wish to pursue sustainable investing in the long run
Crypto and ESG are set to make waves through the region this year
As the year draws to a close, IFLR reviews the developing and sprawling landscape of ESG in the UK and Europe
This year's conference in Sharm El-Sheikh saw the focus shift to developing countries and their need for financial support
As COP comes to Africa this November, market participants expect a boost in ESG product appetite
Key challenges for dealmakers included ensuring a new bond-funded loan for the Barbados government, completing buy-back of existing debt and creating a conservation framework
A major concern is the level of interoperability with upcoming standards from the ISSB and the SEC
Move to introduce a code of conduct for ESG evaluation and data providers lauded as industry seeks greater transparency; however, its impact may be limited
Public companies in Hong Kong SAR need to develop better gender diversity policies and strategies, including broadening recruitment processes and improving on succession planning
Sponsored by Eng and Co.Rachel Eng and Pei Yin Yap of Eng and Co. highlight the international trend of litigants seeking to address adverse climate change impacts in court, and how businesses should prepare for the scrutiny.
Sponsored by VdA Vieira de AlmeidaAssunção Cristas, Vanda Cascão and Miguel Ventura of VdA analyse the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation, assessing its potentially transformative ESG requirements as well as its shortcomings.
Sponsored by Bär & KarrerDr. Vera Naegeli of Bär & Karrer offers answers to commonly asked questions surrounding Switzerland’s recently applied ESG reporting and due diligence requirements.
Sponsored by Arendt & MedernachIsabelle Lebbe, Gennyfer Peeters and Antoine Portelange of Arendt & Medernach shine a spotlight on the oft-overlooked ‘S’ in ESG, and analyse the various relevant regulations European businesses should be aware of.
Sponsored by AdvestraAnnette Weber of Advestra reports on the latest ESG developments in the Swiss market, as the jurisdiction braces for a wave of regulatory requirements.
Sponsored by PestalozziOliver Widmer and Manu Ferro of Pestalozzi outline the Swiss approach to the ESG evolution, with funds well-advised to take the jurisdiction’s law provisions seriously
The European Commission’s proposal will provide belt and braces for human rights and environmental due diligence in Europe
IFLR examines the SEC’s latest proposals to enhance climate disclosures and combat greenwashing across the US investment management industry
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
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how the framework compares with other taxonomies and what implementation challenges it will present
In our latest explainer, we take a closer look at the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, which replaces the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how proposed changes will have implications for diversity, board governance and ESG
In IFLR’s latest primer, we look at the significance of the UK Stewardship Code and how recent changes will impact asset management
In this IFLR’s explainer, we look at the significance of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and how it affects investors
IFLR explains the EU’s green finance rules and how they will change the investor landscape
IFLR looks at what listed companies will need to do: plenty of extra reporting and compliance efforts
Opinion: private sector more important than ever in climate change fightFollowing COP27, it’s no longer enough to rely on regulators to carry the world to net-zero
Opinion: Who will guard the guards?Regulatory greenwashing undermines rules that aim to improve integrity of sustainable markets
Opinion: Bridging the gender gap through bondsUse-of-proceeds and sustainability-linked bonds offer ample opportunities for issuers and investors to channel financing to address gender inequality in Asia
Opinion: China must ensure Belt and Road Initiative is sustainableAlthough the country’s move to stop overseas funding of coal-fired power plants is pivotal in lowering global emissions, it needs to be complemented with steps to lower oil and gas investments and switch to renewable energy investments
Opinion: don’t miss golden chance for international ESG standardsMore data and research are needed to evidence if ESG strategies outperform, and greater company and fund disclosures are needed to lessen greenwashing risks
IFLR is pleased to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals in the 2023 Americas Awards
Research for the 2023 Middle East awards has begun – winners will be announced at a live event in Dubai in October
IFLR is pleased to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals in the 2023 Europe Awards
The sector’s reputation for keeping investments ethical could be key to protecting stakeholders from the potential new banking crisis while it rides on the sustainability wave