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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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2018 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2018-12-28 Harvard Law School Forum: Stock exchanges and shareholder rights - a race to the top, not the bottom?
2018-12-17 Ferma-ECIIA: Update Cyber Risk Governance Report
2018-12-13 FRC issues a suite of staff factsheets on aspects of FRS 102
2018-12-10 FRC: Wates Principles to improve corporate governance standards among private companies
2018-12-06 ECGI: May the force be with you - investor power and company valuations
2018-12-03 Audit&Risk: AIM companies should woo investors with improved corporate governance
2018-12-03 ACCA: Helping start-ups to scale-up - converting vision into strategy and governance
2018-12-02 HLS Forum: Common ownership - Do institutional investors really promote anti-competitive behavior?
2018-11-30 Accountancy Europe: Enhancing access to cross-border services
2018-11-30 FRC's Gay Huey Evans: International corporate governance trends
2018-11-27 Audit&Risk: Business leaders cite resilience as key priority
2018-11-27 EFRAG´s Discussion Paper to explore accounting for non-exchange transfers
2018-11-21 ECGI: Technology and Corporate Governance - Blockchain, Crypto, and Artificial Intelligence
2018-11-19 IFAC recommendations to the G20 focus on rebuilding public trust
2018-11-08 Accountancy Europe's response to the Commission’s consultation on Better Regulation
2018-11-05 IASB: The IFRS Foundation Technology Initiative
2018-10-23 FRC: Actuarial Standard Technical Memorandum 1 survey results
2018-10-11 ECGI: Governance of financial services outsourcing: Managing misconduct and third-party risks
2018-10-10 Accountancy Europe: Sustainable finance - what’s it got to do with accountants?
2018-10-04 ACCA: Too many SMEs fail to plan more than a year ahead
2018-10-04 ISDA/GFMA Response to FSB’s request for feedback on Thematic Peer Review on LEI Implementation
2018-09-28 ESBG: Improving EU outsourcing guidelines
2018-09-27 ECGI: Elective stock and scrip dividends
2018-09-20 IFAC and IIA: New report outlines keys to sound governance
2018-09-20 ACCA: One in two finance organisations admit failing to embrace robotics and risk becoming irrelevant
2018-09-03 ECA: EC oversight of Member States’ application of EU Law to be strengthened
2018-08-21 IFAC: Two new IAESB accounting education insights published on professional scepticism
2018-08-03 IFAC and IAESB to transition standard-setting board to different model
2018-08-01 EBF comments on the EU Blocking Regulation
2018-07-26 ACCA: Technology and values are essential to future business model innovation
2018-07-16 Accountancy Europe issued its comment letter on the IESBA’s consultation paper on Proposed Strategy and Work Plan 2019 – 2023
2018-07-16 FRC: A UK Corporate Governance Code that is fit for the future
2018-07-16 ASCG: Draft interpretation following an agenda decision on IAS 12
2018-07-09 ACCA, MSI Global Alliance: MoU to strengthen legal & accountancy skills
2018-07-05 EBA and ESMA publish guidelines on suitability assessment for management body members and key function holders
2018-07-02 ACCA: EU Company Law 'upgraded' package - making the best use of digital solutions and cross-border mobility
2018-06-26 IASB: Transforming the impact of financial information - the role of technology
2018-06-25 ECGI: Governance under the gun - spillover effects of hedge fund activism
2018-06-13 FRC: Consultation on the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies
2018-06-08 COSO: Enterprise Risk Management - Applying ERM to environmental, social and governance-related risks (preliminary draft)
2018-06-05 CFRR—IFAC lead education workshop
2018-05-31 EFAMA Stewardship Code
2018-05-29 ISDA responds EFRAG Paper on Equity Instruments
2018-05-24 IFAC: Helping small and medium practices thrive in the global economy
2018-05-17 ACCA: Empowering businesses to engage with sustainable finance and the SDGs
2018-05-11 ACCA and CFA Institute: New Memorandum of Understanding
2018-05-09 ACCA: The five tenets of good corporate governance
2018-05-07 ESBG responds to EU Commission consultation on SME definition review
2018-04-20 Investment & Pensions Europe: BlackRock: Regulators should set corporate governance rules
2018-04-18 Better Finance: Shareholders Rights Directive Implementing Acts last chance to ensure rights of individual shareholders taken into account
2018-04-16 IFAC: IESBA consults on 2019-2023 strategy and work plan
2018-04-12 ACCA: Global standards more important than ever
2018-04-09 FRC implements sanctions review recommendations
2018-03-28 FRC: March 2018 editions of accounting standards reflect triennial review amendments
2018-03-26 IFAC: IESBA to consult on non-assurance services & professional scepticism
2018-03-15 Accountancy Europe: Pensions proposal - EU overview and US profession’s services
2018-03-14 ACCA: Risks of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin must be better understood by accountancy profession
2018-03-02 ACCA: UK Corporate Governance Code must focus on principles and outcomes
2018-02-28 PLSA: Workers, suppliers and pension funds must be given real voice in reformed corporate governance regime says PLSA
2018-02-28 ACCA: Appropriate risk management is crucial for effective strategic leadership
2018-02-26 Accountancy Europe response to the Commission consultation on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing
2018-02-19 AIMA responds to FCA consultation on transitioning firms and individuals to the Senior Managers & Certification Regime
2018-02-08 FRC: Regulators publish current risks to high quality actuarial work
2018-02-05 Financial Times: Index tracking ETFs deny any ‘abdication’ of stewardship role
2018-02-01 ACCA: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - reshaping the global value chain
2018-01-25 IFAC: Guidance for professional accountancy organizations to enhance their governance
2018-01-12 IFAC´s agreed-upon procedures engagements
2018-01-08 FRC stakeholder survey

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