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Bank of Canada believes offline CBDC could boost financial inclusion
The Bank of Canada believes an offline Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) would help to boost financial inclusion.
Switzerland passes law to require mandatory climate reporting
Large Swiss companies and financial institutions will be required to disclose information on their climate-related risks, impacts and plans following new legislation passed.
OS-Climate launches three tools for climate-related investing
OS-Climate, a non-profit organisation providing open-source data and software tools to support climate-aligned finance and investing, has launched three analytic tools. Its new tools, Physical...
ESMA publishes findings around ESG ratings
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a letter to the European Commission around the findings of a call for evidence on ESG ratings.
Institutional investors spend an average of $1.3m annually related to ESG...
Institutional investors are spending an average of $1.3m annually to collect, analyse and report climate data to inform their investment decisions, according to a study from ERM.
The FSA moves forward with potential new climate risk disclosure regulation
A new regulation by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) may lead to the introduction of mandatory climate-risk related disclosures by March 2022.
Hong Kong could introduce mandatory climate disclosures as early as 2022,...
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is apparently planning to speed up proposals to require financial organisations to disclose their climate change-related financial risks.
Bank of England initiates climate stress tests to explore risks
The Bank of England (BofE) has kicked off its Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario (CBES) to scrutinise the risks that could be incurred from climate change.
EBA publishes findings of EU-wide bank climate risk exercise
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published the findings from its first EU-wide pilot exercise on banks’ exposures to climate risk.
Should businesses be forced to make climate-related disclosures?
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has asked British businesses about what they think about new proposals outlining climate-related disclosure requirements for companies.
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