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Our ESG coverage includes specialist sub-categories for environmental and governance policies.

'Green finance' generally refers to the process of taking due account of environmental and social considerations when making investment decisions, leading to increased investment in longer-term and sustainable activities.

More specifically, environmental considerations refer to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as the environment more broadly and the related risks (e.g. natural disasters). Social considerations may refer to issues of inequality, inclusiveness, labour relations, investment in human capital and communities.

The governance of public and private institutions, including management structures, employee relations and executive remuneration, plays a fundamental role in ensuring the inclusion of social and environmental considerations in the decision-making process.

All three components – environmental, social and governance (ESG) – are integral parts of sustainable economic development and finance.

In the EU's policy context green finance is understood as finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance aspects. Green finance also encompasses transparency on risks related to ESG factors that may impact the financial system, and the mitigation of such risks through the appropriate governance of financial and corporate actors. European Commission Overview


Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)






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2008 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2008-12-31 IASB and FASB announce membership of Financial Crisis Advisory Group
2008-12-09 McCreevy outlines future measures for accounting
2008-12-05 ACCA - Climbing Out of the Credit Crunch
2008-11-27 AMF report on corporate governance and internal control
2008-10-10 McCreevy - Get corporate governance principles right
2008-09-25 Commission proposes further simplification of EU rules on mergers and divisions
2008-07-02 Commission appoints new members of European Corporate Governance Forum
2008-05-16 FSA Sants calls for review of compensation structures
2008-04-21 FEE supports measures to reduce administrative burdens
2008-04-17 Commission cuts administrative burdens for SMEs in EU company law
2008-03-06 OECD launches Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
2008-02-25 AMF report on securities lending before general meetings of shareholders
2008-02-19 FSA proposes further simplification of investment advice disclosure
2008-02-18 ECGI newsletter on capital market competitiveness
2008-02-13 AMF 2007 Report on Corporate Governance and Internal Control
2008-02-01 Commission study on capital maintenance regime - 2nd Company Law Directive

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