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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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2017 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2017-12-19 FRC Strategy for businesses, investors and public trust
2017-12-08 Accountancy Europe comments on IESBA ED proposed revisions to the Code
2017-12-05 FRC: A sharper UK Corporate Governance Code to achieve long-term success and trust in business
2017-11-29 ICGN calls for benchmark stock indices to disallow shares with differential ownership rights
2017-11-08 Board Agenda: Boards struggle with culture
2017-11-02 FRC: Updated Governance Bible and Code of Conduct, and Register of Interests published
2017-10-05 ICSA: UK governance reforms are balanced and comprehensive
2017-09-28 ACCA: New research finds finance and R&D must work together when identifying risk
2017-09-07 ICGN: 'Investors faced with regulatory schizophrenia on governance'
2017-08-30 EBF response to the FSB consultation on sound compensation practices
2017-08-29 FRC: Corporate Governance will evolve to meet the changing needs of the UK
2017-08-29 Corporate governance reform: UK government response (White paper)
2017-08-28 PLSA comments on corporate governance reforms
2017-08-07 IFAC: New guidance helps organizations navigate the complicated terrain of accountancy regulation
2017-07-26 FCA outlines proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all financial services firms
2017-07-26 Bank of England: Strengthening accountability: extension of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime to insurers
2017-07-20 Accountancy Europe: The role of professional accountants in tax
2017-07-05 EFRAG's draft comment letter on the IASB's ED/2017/4 Property, plant and equipment - Proceeds before intended use
2017-07-03 EFRAG Call for Evidence – Experiences with IFRS 13 fair value
2017-06-29 ECIIA and FERMA launch cyber governance framework
2017-06-09 Accountancy Europe: Standard setting in the 21st century
2017-06-05 IAESB proposes revised continuing professional development standard to focus more fully on learning outcomes
2017-05-25 ACCA: New accounting rules could harm micro business
2017-05-23 FSB sets out next steps on work to strengthen governance frameworks to mitigate misconduct risks
2017-05-11 IFAC: IESBA proposes new guidance for professional skepticism and professional judgment
2017-05-07 Financial Times: Brexit could be a corporate governance car crash in slow motion
2017-04-24 IFAC: IPSASB publishes 2015-2016 Biennial Review – Sustaining the Momentum
2017-04-20 IFAC: IESBA embarks on strategic review
2017-04-18 ACCA: Policymakers must return to the principles of business law as they navigate Brexit
2017-04-06 BCBS: Frequently asked questions on changes to lease accounting
2017-04-05 FRC comments on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report on Corporate Governance
2017-04-05 UK Parliament BEIS Committee: British business must act on corporate governance
2017-04-04 ICGN expresses caution over the long-term effects of Brexit on corporate governance in the EU
2017-04-03 European Council: Shareholders' rights in EU companies - formal adoption
2017-03-30 IAESB strategy focuses on accounting education standards development
2017-03-29 FRC publishes Plan & Budget and Levies for 2017/18
2017-03-24 IFAC, OECD: Nearly 75% of OECD countries have now adopted accrual accounting practices
2017-03-23 IAIS extends comment period for the application paper on group corporate governance
2017-03-16 European Parliament: Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companies
2017-03-02 ACCA: Preventive restructuring and second chance for entrepreneurs: what’s in it for SMEs?
2017-02-23 ACCA: Government need to see bigger picture on corporate governance
2017-02-23 IFAC: Accountants offer crucial help in reducing global corruption
2017-02-21 FRC responds to Green paper on Corporate Governance reforms
2017-02-17 Evening Standard: Pension funds call for tougher curbs on mega pay deals for FTSE executives
2017-02-16 FRC to review the UK Corporate Governance Code
2017-02-16 ACCA: Accountants will be in demand during Brexit process
2017-02-05 City A.M.: Fund managers plan executive pay crackdown to avert need for government intervention
2017-01-27 City A.M.: In case of corporate governance, board reformers must not rest on their laurels
2017-01-27 ECIIA and FERMA collaborate in cyber risk initiative
2017-01-27 AFME response to EBA-ESMA consultation on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and the key function holders
2017-01-26 ICGN: Joint comment letter to Prime Minister Theresa May
2017-01-24 Financial Times: May told to toughen line on executive excess
2017-01-18 PLSA calls for more accountability over executive pay
2017-01-17 ACCA: UK business confidence drops to second lowest level since 2011
2017-01-12 Investment & Pensions Europe: LAPFF moves against EC with IFRS 9 'maladministration' claim
2017-01-11 FRC: Rebuilding trust in business requires better governance practices
2017-01-09 Accountancy Europe: EU Business insolvency - a contribution from the accountancy profession

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