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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


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2009 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2009-12-18 3 Level 3 Committees publish a call for evidence on cross-sectoral internal governance issues
2009-12-16 ECGI newsletter - 'The New Role of Government in Corporate Governance'
2009-12-01 FRC launches proposed reforms to the UK Corporate Governance Code – updating the role of the board
2009-11-26 UK Government to implement Walker reforms on bank pay and governance – highest remunerations must be disclosed
2009-10-13 Tax: “Has it fuelled the financial crisis?”, asks global accountancy body
2009-10-06 Banker/IFAC survey shows small business lending holds steady; accountants play key role in lending decisions
2009-07-08 IAESB seeks Comments on Proposed Strategy for 2010-2020
2009-04-29 Commission guidance on directors' remuneration
2009-04-29 Commission principles on remuneration in financial institutions
2009-04-20 CEBS high level principles on remuneration
2009-04-02 G20 declaration on compensation
2009-03-31 IIF report on compensation structures in financial services
2009-03-25 European Corporate Governance Forum sets out best practices for directors' pay
2009-03-24 OECD consults on corporate governance and the financial crisis
2009-03-06 OECD consults on Corporate Governance lessons from financial crisis
2009-01-19 AMF newsletter on Regulation and Listed Corporates
2009-01-08 AMF recommendation regarding financial statements for 2008

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