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Briefing21 March 2022

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Fossil Fuel Financing: why and how policymakers should combat oil & gas expansion financed by UK banks

We propose a set of meaningful actions policymakers can take to accelerate action by the UK banking sector and to support the Government’s ambition to restore energy price stability and create the world’s first Net Zero-aligned Financial Centre.

Report16 February 2022

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Nothing compares to EU? How the UK can show leadership on sustainable finance post-Brexit

The UK promised at the COP26 to become the world’s first Net-Zero-aligned Financial Centre. But it’s the EU making the major strides in sustainable finance regulation. While the UK has contributed to much of this work, what can it now offer while going it alone?

Consultation11 May 2022

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Civil society statement on the proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

We joined over 220 civil society and trade union organisations to call on the EU to strengthen the proposal on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. We list our collective views on how to improve it.

Briefing09 May 2022

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Recommendations on Corporate Governance in the Draft EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

As part of its strategy to implement the European Green Deal and the Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, the European Commission presented its proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). This paper specifically addresses the parts of the proposal that relate to corporate governance and directors’ obligations, as well as to the responsibilities of the financial sector.

Briefing03 March 2022

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Joint letter calling to broaden the scope of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

As part of an NGO coalition, we're calling for the EU to broaden the scope of companies covered by new sustainability reporting rules.

Briefing21 February 2022

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Joint NGOs and consumer recommendations for minimum criteria for sustainable investments and products with ESG characteristics

This paper sets out recommendations put forward jointly by a group of NGOs and consumer organisations, committed to advance the sustainable finance regulatory agenda, to the European Commission on the minimum criteria for products with ESG characteristics (so called Article 8 products), as well as for sustainable investments regulated under Article 9 of SFRD.

Briefing18 February 2022

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Insuring Disaster: why urgent action is needed to protect the UK’s insurance sector

Our recent survey of 70 of the world’s largest insurance companies on responsible investment showed that the industry is not on top of major ESG risks. Here we give recommendations for action policy makers should take to ensure the industry is fit for purpose.

Consultation Responses14 February 2022

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Response to HMT consultation on Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework

Our response to the UK Treasury's consultation on the Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review.

Briefing31 January 2022

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Open Letter: An encompassing approach to effective Sustainable Corporate Governance

Together with five other organisations, we've sent a letter to the EU Commission President Von Der Leyen and Vice-President Jourová, about Directors’ Duties in the forthcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative.

Briefing18 January 2022

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Why we need to get improved corporate sustainability data by 2024

Together with different civil society organisations, investors and asset managers, we have published a multi-stakeholder statement calling on policy-makers to swiftly agree on the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive reform and support accompanying EU standards.

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