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Mandatory Climate-related Disclosures Set to Become Law in the UK

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On 29 October 2021, the UK government introduced The Companies (Strategic Report) (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations 20211 (the “Draft Regulations”), which would, once in force, amend the Companies Act of 2006...more

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Extension of Environmental Transparency for U.K. Standard Listed Companies

On November 15, 2021, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) moved to progress the British government’s aim of making the U.K. the world’s “first net zero-aligned financial centre” by publishing Primary Market Bulletin...more

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Q&A: New Climate-Related Disclosure Regulations Proposed for UK Companies

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced on 28 October 2021 that new climate-related disclosure requirements had been laid before the Houses of Parliament. The proposals, contained in...more

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New York Department of Financial Services announces creation of new Climate Risk Division and issues guidance on managing the...

On November 3, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the creation of a new Climate Risk Division (the Division) that is tasked with integrating climate risks into DFS’s supervision of regulated...more

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Primary Market Bulletin No. 36 - draft Technical Note on TCFD Disclosures

The FCA has published Primary Market Bulletin No. 36 to introduce specific Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) aligned climate-related disclosure requirements for listed companies and to set out the...more

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ISS Releases Draft 2022 Benchmark Policy Updates, Seeks Comments by November 16, 2021

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Background On November 4, 2021, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released proposed updates to its US benchmark voting policies for 2022, with a public comment period running through November 16, 2021. The draft policy...more

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Advisor Teneo surveys 2021 sustainability reports

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While the global powers are occupied at the COP26 climate summit with negotiating and pledging (or, is it more “blah, blah, blah,” as teenage activist Greta Thunberg contends in some, uh, straight talk?), and we await the...more

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ISS Aims to Apply Additional Climate Change Voting Guidelines

On Thursday, November 4, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) launched an open comment period on 16 proposed policy changes. The request for comment grouped the proposed changes within five general...more

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UK Welcomes Formation of International Sustainability Standards Board

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The government also introduced transition plan requirements for companies to meet the UK’s 2050 net zero target. On 3 November 2021, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees Chair, Erkki...more

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New York Department of Financial Services announces newly-created Climate Risk Division

On November 3, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the creation of a new Climate Risk Division (the Division) that is tasked with integrating climate risks into DFS’s supervision of regulated...more

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ISS Publishes Proposed Changes for 2022 for Comment

ISS has published proposed policy changes for 2022 for public comment. The following summarizes proposed changes for the U.S. market....more

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Investor Focus on Climate Change Continues to Rise

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Climate change has long been an area of focus for investors. Over the past several months, companies have come under greater scrutiny and have begun to face increased pressure from investors, regulators, activists, and the...more

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Towards net zero: mandatory corporate climate-related financial disclosures

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To support the UK’s transition to net zero, the UK government has introduced legislation that will make it mandatory for the UK’s largest businesses to disclose their climate-related risks and opportunities. ...more

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FCA discussion paper on entity and product level Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) for the UK investment management...

On 3 November 2021 the FCA published a discussion paper (DP) seeking views on how best to introduce Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) for certain asset managers and FCA-regulated asset owners, as well as a...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Greening Finance: Getting the UK Show on the Road(map)

On 18 October 2021, HM Treasury published a policy paper called “Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing (the “Roadmap”), which represents Phase 1 of the UK government’s 2019 Green Finance Strategy. It addresses...more

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UK Publishes New Climate Disclosure Requirements

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The United Kingdom recently published "Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing." This document reflects and incorporates a number of environmental initiatives, including the principle that "[t]he financial...more

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FSOC Issues Recommendations on Climate-Related Financial Risk

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A wide-ranging report encourages regulators to take a concerted approach to combat climate-related risks to the US financial system. On October 21, 2021, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) published a...more

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What Does The Future Hold For ESG Reporting?

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As more ESG-linked funds flood the financial markets, increased scrutiny around ESG reporting will be necessary to enhance transparency....more

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Financial Stability Oversight Council reports on climate-related financial risk

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Recently, when asked about how all of the U.S. agencies coordinate on climate issues, SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee observed that one way agencies coordinate is through the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The...more

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SEC Commissioner Lee Highlights Role of Prior Efforts in Develop SEC Climate Disclosure Regulations

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On October 20th, SEC Commissioner Lee delivered a speech focused on the regulations concerning climate disclosures that the SEC is expected to issue soon. (Indeed, Commissioner Lee emphasized that these regulations are...more

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TCFD Releases New Guidance on Climate-Related Metrics, Targets, and Transition Plans

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The guidance offers clarification on key aspects of the TCFD’s recommendations on climate reporting. On 14 October 2021, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released a new guidance document on...more

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Roadmap to Sustainable Investing: UK Government proposals for a green finance rulebook - with an industry call to action to help...

Building on its ambition to develop the UK as an international centre for green finance, as first set out in its 2019 Green Finance Strategy, the Government has published its Roadmap to Sustainable Investing. There are four...more

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London Stock Exchange guide to climate reporting

Building on the work of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the London Stock Exchange has created a practical guide to help listed and AIM companies effectively disclose and communicate their...more

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UK Government Releases Roadmap to Sustainable Investing

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The roadmap introduces sustainability disclosure requirements for UK companies and reveals further developments in relation to a UK Green Taxonomy. On 18 October 2021, the UK government released a report titled “Greening...more

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Investors urge governments to act on climate, including risk disclosure

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A group of 587 institutional investors managing over $46 trillion in assets have signed a new statement calling on governments to undertake five priority actions to accelerate climate investment before COP26, the 26th United...more

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