Latest on the UK's Sustainability Regulations

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Dana Hanby, James Alexander

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Launched in 2019, the UK’s Green Finance Strategy aims to establish the UK as a centre for international green finance and to align the financial sector and capital flows with the delivery of global and domestic climate and environmental objectives. The implementation of Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) forms a major part of the strategy and aims at addressing the information gap for market participants, ensuring a flow of decision-useful sustainability information, and improving transparency. Market participants, however, have been waiting for the publication of the sustainability disclosure rules by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who postponed it twice, likely due to the volume and complexity of consultation feedback and potentially “suboptimal” interrelationship with other regimes – eg. European and US regulations. What is the latest on the UK’s SDR ? How does it relate to SFDR, ISSB, and the SEC’s climate disclosure rule? Will it eliminate ‘greenwashing”? …and what about “green-hashing”? What does it mean for both international and the UK’s Financial Sector and Corporations? Please join our discussion with James Alexander, the CEO of UKSIF, Chair of GSIA (Global Sustainable Investment Alliance), Treasurer of Eurosif, and the winner of the award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to the ESG investment industry. Moderated by Dana Hanby, Managing Director, ESG Nexus
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