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Paul Verney

Paul joined RI’s editorial team in 2017 and has developed a particular interest in shareholder engagement and ESG voting. His journalistic beat also includes developments in the banking sector around sustainability. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from King’s College London.
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Former SEC lawyer Kurt Gottschall tells RI that a change in government would bring ‘significant pressure to wipe the climate disclosure rule off the books’.
Meeting records show Brunel Pension Partnership is under pressure from clients over sustainability fund performance, with one warning 'other options' could be considered.
empty chairs in a boardroom
Announcement comes as oil major doubles down on support for legal action against filers of climate proposals.
Investor backed "100% of human-rights related" proposals at US firms in 2023, as Church Commissioners and HSBC AM target management on issue.
Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Building in Washington DC. The SEC regulates stocks and bonds and related financial activities.
Brad Lander responds to reports that US watchdog plans to drop Scope 3 disclosure requirements as market awaits imminent release of final rule.
Japan sets up ISSB working group; US firms in scope for CSRD reporting should beware of 'negative feedback loops', say lawyers.
dial with CO2 written on it is being turned all the way down
Carbon Tracker assessment of 140 of the world’s largest emitters found climate overlooked in 80 percent of audits.
Novartis to put sustainability report up for advisory vote; Exxon lawsuit ‘a governance issue’ but investors remain quiet; Mirova makes third-party assurance demands.
ShareAction's Good Work Coalition tells RI about its shift to a systemic risk approach and efforts to bring on more asset owners.
dial with CO2 written on it is being turned all the way down
French asset manager will also seek disclosure around policy advocacy as part of transition plan assessment.
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