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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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2011 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2011-12-15 SEC: Remarks at the transatlantic corporate governance dialogue by chair Mary L Schapiro
2011-12-14 Commissioner Barnier welcomed Parliament vote on reducing accounting red tape for more than 5 million small companies
2011-12-14 FRC published developments in corporate governance 2011
2011-12-14 ECGI: Corporate Governance - shareholders engagement by Nadia Calviño
2011-11-30 EuropeanIssuers: Highlights of Presidency Conference on Corporate Governance
2011-11-22 IFAC's summary of council seminar focused on accounting for crisis
2011-11-15 Commission published summary of the consultation responses to the EU corporate governance framework
2011-11-14 IFAC: PAIB Committee's guidance for predictive business analytics
2011-11-04 IFAC: Sovereign debt crisis demands financial management reform by governments
2011-10-31 ACCA: Women accountants are more critical of economic crisis responses around the world
2011-10-31 ECIIA's report on responses to the EC's consultation on corporate governance in listed companies
2011-10-30 Basic information on the Review of the Accounting Directives
2011-10-25 Commission proposes review of the existing Accounting Directives
2011-10-25 Commission published a Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
2011-10-24 IFAC: IESBA proposed changes to the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
2011-10-18 FRC and (UK) BIS consultation on the future role of the FRC
2011-10-18 FEE commented on IASB's ED Mandatory Effective Date of IFRS 9
2011-10-14 FRC: UK's first Financial Reporting Lab
2011-10-11 FRC: Changes to UK Corporate Governance Code
2011-09-30 FEE commented on the IAASB Consultation Paper on Enhancing the Value of Auditor Reporting: Exploring Options for Change
2011-09-27 The EBA published its Guidelines on Internal Governance (GL44)
2011-09-15 IAIS commented on enhancing the value of auditor report published by IAASB
2011-08-12 ICFR's response to proposals relating to corporate governance and remuneration standards applicable to authorised persons
2011-07-29 Eurochambres' input to Commission Consultation on Corporate Governance
2011-07-26 EFRAG: European outreach on the IASB's staff draft of the ED Financial Statement Presentation – comments on EFRAG's Paper
2011-07-22 EuropeanIssuers commented on the Green Paper on the EU Corporate Governance Framework
2011-07-22 FRC commented on the EC Green Paper on the EU Corporate Governance Framework
2011-07-18 BUSINESSEUROPE: Consultation on the EU corporate governance framework
2011-07-06 European Parliament calls for quotas of women in business
2011-06-30 EBF: Sound corporate governance for a stable economy
2011-06-30 ICFR's response to Green Paper on ‘The EU corporate governance framework’
2011-05-13 Nicolas Véron: Suggestions for reforming the governance of global accounting standards
2011-05-09 EFAMA publishes Code for External Governance and Report on Responsible Investment
2011-04-29 EFRAG's summaries of IASB re-deliberations on the Revenue Recognition and Leases projects
2011-04-28 IFAC: IAESB´s exposure draft on assessment of professional competence
2011-04-05 ECGI: Corporate governance and the new Financial Regulation: Complements or Substitutes?
2011-04-05 Commission consults on European companies' corporate governance
2011-03-16 EuropeanIssuers’ response to the EU Single Market Act
2011-03-16 ESBG: Corporate governance and access to finance
2011-03-04 Accountancy profession urges IFAC to increase role in different areas
2011-03-03 FRC published Guidance on Board Effectiveness
2011-03-01 Corporate governance in financial institutions and listed companies
2011-03-01 IFAC results of the Risk Management and Internal Control Survey
2011-02-11 IASB Foundation plans to open Asia-Oceania liaison office in Tokyo
2011-02-02 EuropeanIssuers' response to disclosure of non-monetary items
2011-02-01 ACCA and the global economy
2011-02-01 FEE stresses the importance of integrated reporting
2011-01-25 ACCA created 'Foundations in Accountancy'
2011-01-20 IPSASB published revised guidance to transition from cash basis to accrual basis of accounting
2011-01-12 ESBG response to the FATF consultation on recommendations on money laundering and terrorist financing

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