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ESG Regulatory Tracker

In this recurring series, S&P Global Sustainable1 presents key environmental, social and governance regulatory developments and disclosure standards from around the world.

 
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Green funds have a Paris alignment problem

Equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds around the world use green language to signal that their portfolios support the energy transition, address environmental concerns or combat climate change. But wide misalignment with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming is the current reality for most of these funds, according to a new analysis by S&P Global Sustainable1 — and this could undermine the eco-friendly or climate-conscious signals they send to investors.

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Materiality Mapping: Providing Insights Into The Relative Materiality Of ESG Factors

Two dimensions of ESG materiality - stakeholder materiality and financial materiality - and how materiality mapping can evaluate the evolving and dynamic interactions between the two in a given sector.

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Investing in our Planet: The Journey to Sustainability with S&P Global Sustainable1

Invest in our planet is the focus of Earth Day 2022. We need to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably. It will take all of us to take action to preserve and protect our future. Listen to our leadership discuss how we will invest in our planet.

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The State of Climate Disclosure

Mandatory climate disclosures are now on the horizon in the U.S. after the Securities and Exchange Comission unveiled a long-anticipated climate disclosure rulemaking proposal. The U.S. joins a growing number of countries requiring companies to report their climate-related risk.

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Transparency and Impact: The Essential Principles of ESG

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It is essential that investors have access to the most rigorous and credible tools to support their decision making.

An ESG score does not support the basic principles of ESG investing if it considers risk alone.

Transparent and rigorous ESG scoring is an essential tool for market participants to evaluate and optimize their societal impact.

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S&P Global: Key trends that will drive the ESG agenda in 2022

What's driving the ESG agenda in 2022? Following the unprecedented market and policy momentum behind ESG in 2021, investors, corporate boards, and government leaders have raised expectations for progress on climate pledges in 2022. Alongside climate, biodiversity and other environmental concerns, social issues like diversity, equity and inclusion and worker wellbeing appear poised to remain in the spotlight. And rising demands for action will likely increase pressure for more accountability, greater regulatory scrutiny, and credible disclosure backed by better data. S&P Global outlines key ESG trends that we think will drive the conversation in 2022.

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