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ESG & Sustainable Finance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have come to prominence in recent years, and there has been a strong movement towards increasing and standardising ESG disclosures by companies. A number of key factors have driven the rise in the importance of ESG, both from a financial services perspective and across the wider economy. First, public concern for the environment and social equity has grown. Second, financial institutions have come to better understand the risks to investments associated with ESG issues.

While much of the policy momentum has focused on the “E” in ESG, topics such as diversity and inclusion, and firm culture, are starting to gain more prominence.


June 16, 2023 Resource

Consumer Duty: What Do Boards Need To Know?

With the Consumer Duty’s effective date of 31 July 2023 fast approaching, this briefing looks at the ongoing obligations that apply to the boards of FCA-regulated firms under the Consumer Duty.