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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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2014 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2014-12-08 Deloitte commented on IOSCO's non-GAAP financial measures proposals
2014-12-01 ACCA: Tax policy makers need to understand what they’re trying to achieve
2014-11-28 ESMA’s Steven Maijoor delivers speech at Henri Sijthoff Prijs 2014
2014-11-25 IFAC: Proposed strengthened guidance for professional accountants in business
2014-11-24 ECIIA: European Commission shake-up threatens to restrict the value of corporate governance to European business
2014-11-14 ACCA and IMA: The accountancy profession needs a clear vision for the future
2014-11-10 IASB/ Ian Mackintosh: 'The Maturing of IFRS'
2014-11-10 FEE commented on the IAESB ED on the Proposed Framework for International Education Standards
2014-11-05 FEE comments on IOSCO’s consultation: “Proposed Statement on Non-GAAP Financial Measures”
2014-11-04 FEE comments on EFRAG’s discussion paper – “Classification of Claims”
2014-11-04 IFAC: IESBA consults on restructuring Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
2014-10-27 EFRAG's draft comment letter on reporting of the financial effects of rate regulation
2014-10-10 IFAC's recommendations to G-20
2014-10-08 Hedgeweek: Regulation drives wider range of reporting solutions
2014-10-03 IASB/Hans Hoogervorst: 'Keeping capitalism honest'
2014-09-29 ACCA: Evaluating the impact of IFRS in the EU
2014-09-16 EFRAG: Draft comment letter to the IASB on proposed amendments to IAS 12
2014-09-12 ECA: Improving accountability for EU policies requires greater cooperation between EU Member States, parliaments and auditors
2014-09-08 IOSCO seeks comment on proposed Statement on Non-GAAP Financial Measures
2014-09-01 IASB: Reform of financial instruments accounting completed
2014-08-22 FEE comments on Non-Assurance Services for Audit Clients
2014-07-24 FEE comments on the IPSASB Strategy Consultation
2014-07-21 ACCA: Persistent risks remain for global economic recovery
2014-06-09 BIS/Constâncio: Accounting and financial reporting by central banks
2014-06-03 ECB/Constâncio: Accounting and financial reporting by central banks
2014-05-29 WSJ: New rules to alter how companies book revenue
2014-05-26 Deloitte comments on IFAC supplementary financial measures proposals calls for global coordination
2014-04-30 IFAC's comment letter on the future governance of the IPSASB
2014-04-30 ECIIA/FERMA: Working party on company law reforms
2014-04-15 EP adopts rules on corporate governance
2014-04-09 Commission adopts measures to improve corporate governance
2014-04-02 ECIIA: Corporate governance reform not needed
2014-03-26 Comments on IAASB's Proposed Strategy for 2015–2019 / Proposed Work Programme for 2015–2016: EBA, FEE
2014-03-26 EFRAG publishes draft comment letter on ESMA's guidelines on alternative performance measures
2014-03-20 ACCA: New transparency rules for big undertakings
2014-03-20 EU takes step toward greater corporate transparency
2014-03-13 ACCA: EU's continued funding is vital support for global standards
2014-03-13 Parliament backs Commission proposal for EU co-financing of IFRS Foundation, EFRAG and PIOB
2014-02-27 IFAC: Developing and reporting supplementary financial measures
2014-02-17 ESMA consults on Guidelines for issuers' performance measures
2014-02-14 ACCA: Ethics should be the focus of corporate culture
2014-02-04 Commissioner Barnier prolongs Philippe Maystadt's mission with a view to ensuring adequate and timely follow-up of EFRAG reform
2014-01-30 FEE: ECB comprehensive assessment of 124 European banks - Possible consequences for the accountancy profession
2014-01-20 FEE publishes fact sheet on the new June 2013 Accounting Directive
2014-01-20 Reuters: Global regulators aim for single rule on bank asset valuation
2014-01-17 IFAC: IAESB's new standards on content of the professional accounting education programme
2014-01-17 EFRAG: The Equity Method - A measurement basis or one-line consolidation?
2014-01-07 IFAC calls for renewed focus on global regulatory convergence to advance sustainable economic recovery

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