News & Analysis

More legal pushback on anti-ESG legislation and investigations expected.
RI analysis shows firms named in report on passive investment in companies linked to abuses appear in 26 Article 9 funds.
The new law will require European listed companies to have a minimum of 40 percent women on their boards by 2026.
The latest developments in sustainable finance: UK banks asked to stop financing fossil fuels; Aussie super funds given go-ahead for impact investment.
UK’s financial watchdog announces formation of independent working group overseen by ICMA and IRSG.
Regulator reverses Trump-era rules that limit how workplace pensions can address ESG issues.
Manager proposes alternate funding sources for sovereigns in restructuring, with possible ESG-linked step downs.
The latest ESG movers and shakers: PRI chief signatory relations officer resigns; Neha Coulon re-joins JPMorgan EMEA as MD and head of ESG.
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Morningstar says just 18% of current Article 8 funds would meet criteria proposed by EU financial markets regulator.
However, investors and NGOs praise progress in the Parliament.

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